CSGO’s New Update to Remove Cheaters – Causes More Problem
There would hardly be a soul in the world who has an interest in PC gaming but doesn’t know about Counterstrike Global Offensive. Initially released in 2012, CSGO has become one of the most played game on steam. The game is loved and hated by many. Developed by the video game giant Valve Corporation, and running on the ancient Source engine, this multiplayer FPS 5v5 Competitive title has provided players with so much, from unforgettable memories to great careers. But like every other game, CSGO has its own share bugs and problems.
As mentioned before, CSGO is running on the old Source engine which is not really acceptable by modern-day needs. Few problems that the game has are map bugs, 64 tick official servers, toxic community, and few others that were and are getting tackled every now and then via updates. But the most vital and annoying problem that the game has is Cheaters. For a game like CSGO, playing against a cheater is really frustrating as your stats and game experience gets so much negatively impacted that there’s no proper outcome. Cheaters do get banned by Valve’s own anti-cheat named ‘VAC’ but it barely works and overwatch bans are a better way but its a slow process and many people are against it. Neither the ‘Trust-Factor’ matchmaking or the ‘Prime’ Matchmaking works, which made most player to quit the game as they were getting cheaters every other game.
Which brings us to the latest update by Valve to remove cheaters from the game. Released for the live game on 2020.07.08, Valve’s new ‘Trusted Mode’ is the brand new way to eliminate the cheater problem. All this does is that players will now launch the game in Trusted Mode by default which doesn’t allow other third-party applications to work/ or interact with the game and impact the game. And if a player wants any third-party application to work while the game runs then he has to run the game in untrusted mode or will automatically shift to the ‘Untrusted Mode’. Which will impact their Trust Score negatively Great, this means that now cheating softwares will not work in trusted mode? Even though on paper this sounds cool, in reality, it really doesn’t work that much well. Few cheaters have already bypassed this new update and started cheating in trusted mode while this update was in the beta version. And apart from any cheating software, the well known and popularly used third party softwares are also getting blocked by this. Apps like Fraps, MSI Afterburner, OBS Studio, and even in some cases Nvidia’s ShadowPlay are not working. People use this software to monitor their game and PC’s performance and record/ Stream their gameplay which is currently a possibility out of the box. And to use any third-party software like this, the third-party developers have to digitally sign their Dlls through Valve.
This has created a huge mess rather than erasing cheaters from the game. The idea is great but is not greatly executed and we hope Valve fixes this as soon as possible. #Valveplsfix