Steam Brings the Ban Hammer to 40,000 Cheaters

Steam Brings the Ban Hammer to 40,000 Cheaters

It appears that Valve has cracked down on cheaters using their digital gaming platform Steam. As the Steam Summer Sale ended, the company dropped the ban hammer on over 40,000 accounts.

In a report from Dot Esports (via IGN), the total number of bans – which became apparent on the Steam Database on July 6 – sat at 40,411. This beats the record high number of 15,277 bans in a single day.

It appears that Valve was cracking down on cheaters that were making new accounts to pick up cheap games.

An extra 4972 users were banned for throwing games, griefing, and cheating in ways that circumvented Valve’s detection service VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat). Prominent games affected here include free-to-play MOBA Dota 2, and first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Did you notice any cheaters in games you picked up over the Steam Summer Sale? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (14)

 
Posted by siamese
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 10:24 AM
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I don't play on PC anymore but hearing cheaters got banned is always a good thing.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 11:02 AM
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There's always going to be cheaters on PC, but good to see Steam doing something about it to decrease or control it somewhat.
 
 
 
Posted by emetic
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 5:07 PM
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Banned for throwing games though, really?
 
 
 
Posted by emetic
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 5:09 PM
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I wonder how the "creating new accounts to get cheap games" thing works. It doesn't sound like the users cheating, it sounds like Steam working successfully.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 7:17 PM
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Good that they are trying to maintain a bit of order.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 7:20 PM
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12 July 2017, 05:09 PM Reply to emetic
I wonder how the "creating new accounts to get cheap games" thing works. It doesn't sound like the users cheating, it sounds like Steam working successfully.
I think it was more "we banned them when games went full price again so they couldn't buy game again during sale"
They can buy it again, just not at discounted rate.
 
 
 
Posted by smellsbad
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 7:30 PM
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12 July 2017, 05:09 PM Reply to emetic
I wonder how the "creating new accounts to get cheap games" thing works. It doesn't sound like the users cheating, it sounds like Steam working successfully.
They create an account, snap up the discounted games, then when they go back to full price, they sell the account. See adverts for accounts on Twitter all the time.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 8:12 PM
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Lol reading comments on youtube like, - there are so many people being banned on pc (its why i dont become a pc gamer)

meanwhile not hearing about the people cheating on console.

imo hearing about people getting banned is better, i met a lot more cheaters on console(in my experience of course), gta 4, cod lobbies (those 10th prestige lobbies were everywhere)
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 8:13 PM
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12 July 2017, 11:02 AM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
There's always going to be cheaters on PC, but good to see Steam doing something about it to decrease or control it somewhat.
There is always going to be cheaters on everything. it's just that pc has better anti cheat measures.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 8:15 PM
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12 July 2017, 05:07 PM Reply to emetic
Banned for throwing games though, really?
A party or multiple accounts vs another guy, and leave so that other team wins, automatically getting ranked up,
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 8:17 PM
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12 July 2017, 07:17 PM Reply to ptys
Good that they are trying to maintain a bit of order.
People act like there is a hacker in every lobby, maybe in different servers, but in australian servers( on csgo) i only get 1 hacker about every 20 games, and that's only on casual.

and they get banned like the idiot's they are, so that's nice.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 10:08 AM
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12 July 2017, 08:13 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
There is always going to be cheaters on everything. it's just that pc has better anti cheat measures.
Its not the anti measures. Its just 100x easier to cheat on PC, done it since i was 8 with even hex editing save files, the pc is an open system, console isnt. Its far more limited on console, and comes down often more to an exploit on the game side.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 11:48 AM
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13 July 2017, 10:08 AM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Its not the anti measures. Its just 100x easier to cheat on PC, done it since i was 8 with even hex editing save files, the pc is an open system, console isnt. Its far more limited on console, and comes down often more to an exploit on the game side.
It comes down to if you're a d*ckhead or not. but they mostly get banned.
 
 
 
Posted by ninja
On Monday 17 Jul 2017 7:18 PM
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They got what they deserved :)