In the game, there is a system that blocks users who use cheats, called VAC CS:GO. Of course, having such a system in games is welcomed, but in this example, we can say that this system is not perfect. There have been cases where it mistakenly blocked users. If you find yourself in such a situation, we can help you.
This system has its own working principle. If you play with cheats and the system blocks you, then in the future, it’s almost impossible to remove the ban from your account. This is how the developers designed this system. Even Steam support won’t be able to help you. So, if you decide to play with cheats, you should always keep this fact in mind.
How VAC Works in CS:GO
This system works by scanning a user’s system to detect cheats, identifying various files that affect the game client’s functionality. Of course, the list of banned programs for this system is regularly updated. When you join a game server, this system immediately checks your game client’s operation.
Upon detecting cheats, the system doesn’t block you immediately. It places your client in a separate, special database, and after some time, you receive the ban.
In Which Games Does the System Operate?
It is known that the VAC system operates not only in “CS:GO” but also in more than 500 other games. In such games, you can see the corresponding label: “Valve Anti-Cheat.”
Additionally, it’s important to note that when the system bans a player, not only their in-game account is affected but also their Steam account. How does this happen? The player’s account will be marked as a “cheater.” This label will be visible to all users who view your account. Moreover, this mark will “decorate” your account for seven years.
How to Avoid Getting Banned
The simplest and most common way to avoid this type of ban is to not use cheats. Or, if you are playing on a PC that is not yours, make sure there are no prohibited game files on it. If you download files for the game, do so only from legal and trusted websites.
However, you also have the option to disable this system. But keep in mind that you will be playing on servers where various cheaters are present.
What to Do If You Receive a Ban Incorrectly?
If this happens, you just need to wait. As mentioned above, the system is designed in such a way that when you receive a ban, you probably won’t be able to do anything about it. Yes, there are errors in the system. You just need to wait, as the system often removes bans from those it mistakenly banned.