Counter-Strike 2 Data Mine Reveals Valorant-Style Anti-Cheat Coming

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

For Counter-Strike 2, that anti-cheat system is getting a facelift, according to data miner Aquarius.

The data miner said that he found something in Counter-Strike 2 called VAC Live that could cancel a live match if cheats are detected. A similar type of thing happens in Riot Game’s tactical shooter Valorant with its anti-cheat system Vanguard.

Valve implemented VAC in 2002 with the launch of Counter-Strike in 2002. The bans are permanent and non-negotiable, according to the Steam FAQ page.

Anti-cheat coming to Counter-Strike 2

While the punishment has always been severe, it has never been particularly swift. Some bans from the Valve system can take days or weeks to go through the system after it was originally detected.

The new system seems to be reminiscent of Riot’s Vanguard system in Valorant. The anti-cheat is installed directly onto players’ computers and can detect cheats during matches.