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.
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