VAC to detect new cheats?

According to reports across multiple websites, a new update for VAC that detects new cheating programs was released on New Year's Eve.

It appears that Valve is conducting efforts to make CS:GO a more enjoyable experience by getting rid of cheaters and also players who try to crash game servers on purpose.

Over the last 24 hours several players have reported that more cheating tools are now being detected by VAC, resulting in a huge number of bans.

It also seems that all Steam users that are caught deliberately trying to crash Valve's servers will be handed one-year bans and will become 'untrusted players'.

Valve has so far decided to stay silent on the matter, probably to prevent the developers of cheating tools to know exactly what has changed in VAC or what they can do to counter this update.

2014-01-01 21:58
10 replies
The next topic: Haxxors to create new spinhacks!
2014-01-01 23:42
8 replies
That's not cool. Btw, why'd you reply to my comment?
2014-01-02 01:54
7 replies
Don't sit next to me on the bus, there are other seats available!
2014-01-02 11:40
6 replies
hahaha made my day
2014-01-02 20:11
:D you are clearly in touch with the finnish culture
2014-01-03 12:11
1 reply
It's just as much Swedish. :)
2014-01-03 16:16
Hahah! So true. Also in Sverige?
2014-01-03 16:52
2 replies
Yes it is=) Just funny that it transfered over to the internet too:D
2014-01-03 17:28
1 reply
Can I sit here? XD Beat me bro~~ ╮( ̄▽ ̄)╭
2014-01-05 10:50
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2014-01-01 21:59
4 replies
thx captain obvious
2014-01-02 03:32
1 reply
2014-01-02 11:46
Well, I'm proud to tell Valve, either your operations are too slow or they're ineffective because MM is being ruined. Why is it that Dota 2 can maintain a hack-free environment and CS:GO can't? Curious.
2014-01-04 09:53
1 reply
It is way easier to cheat on csgo as everything in dota is handled server side whereas in csgo a lot is client side.
2014-01-04 12:24
nice :)
2014-01-01 22:00
1 reply
how could they Ban someone for being untrusted player and the Update isn't ready yet???
2014-01-02 11:50
NEO | 
Brazil xofizz
Best gift for end of year. Thanks!
2014-01-01 22:00
7 replies
2014-01-01 23:10
5 replies
2014-01-01 23:47
4 replies
2014-01-01 23:48
2 replies
DOT ORG!!!!!
2014-01-02 01:00
1 reply
2014-01-02 15:38
2014-01-02 01:01
2014-01-02 01:54
nice! :)
2014-01-01 22:01
Poland Hellp3r
2014-01-01 22:01
This is not VAC, it doesn't work the same. Why ? You simply don't get VAC-ban but are flagged as "untrusted" for 365 days. It isn't a banwave like VAC does, apparently if you have cheated before the new measures, you won't get banned, if you use some cheats now, you will.
2014-01-01 22:02
3 replies
Source of this info?
2014-01-01 22:09
2 replies Plus I forgot to add it only affects Valve servers for now, so it really is not a VAC update and the title is misleading.
2014-01-01 22:17
1 reply
Yeah, according to reports that I've read so far (on reddit etc) this was a server side update and not VAC. I think the servers now perform an analysis for 'impossible' game play and tampered net code.
2014-01-02 08:47
2014-01-01 22:03
Best news ever...
2014-01-01 22:04
Slovakia giveitup
2014-01-01 22:05
It is cool move but still i don't believe in VAC. Cheaters gonna cheat.
2014-01-01 22:06
1 reply
There will always be cheaters. No matter how good any AC is. But atleast we will be able to play MM without that many cheaters.
2014-01-02 06:23
nice but noway to stop hacker NO WAY
2014-01-01 22:07
they where testing it previously to new years eve as well on and off sometimes in december, at least thats what some of the reports i heard from users lately, definitly something has been goiing on at the valve anti cheat department
2014-01-01 22:07
few days.. and again u will be own by "skilled" guys
2014-01-01 22:08
still lots of cheaters
2014-01-01 22:09
1 reply
they won't disappear just like that. But I believe that in mid-end of month we can talk about numbers and enjoy some MM with peace. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.
2014-01-01 22:30
2014-01-01 22:17
2014-01-01 22:21
2014-01-01 22:23
Belgium Clinternet
ok so now unban me for leaving the game thx
2014-01-01 22:26
fuck yeah!
2014-01-01 22:27
2014-01-01 22:28
I have never liked Valve, but they are growing in my eyes. Still a long way to go but they finally seem to listen which is king. Go Valve!
2014-01-01 22:28
3 replies
they listen plenty - way more than any other games developer. You do realise they are the worlds leading and most profitable games developer....and they have a relatively small staff to cover all the games they develop and produce, including supporting the steam platform which is absolutely MASSIVE. They continue to set the standards ... ever since the original Half Life. Cut them some slack - they've continually made CS:GO better and convinced the professional community to embrace it...not an easy thing. Their eSports funding for tournaments is a stroke of genius. Everybody Valve-bashes without a clue how things work on a global scale. Yeah sure, they'll listen to every idiotic comment and introduce plasma rifles and rocket launchers... With regards to cheaters....this is an incredibly hard problem to solve. False positives would destroy the entire scene and fanbase and give them a PR nightmare. Look at email spam - it's still rife and email is 10000X simpler to detect and combat than gaming cheats. It's about time the community showed some respect and gratitude!
2014-01-02 11:25
2 replies
that's one crazy rant, did you even read my post? also, no, CS was always plagued with cheats and valve never did anything about it.
2014-01-02 16:27
1 reply
yeah sorry for picking on you :P Just wanted to defend Valve a bit because so many people form negative opinions about them and they rarely get any credit. Anyway, glad that some people like yourself are seeing them in a better light!
2014-01-03 11:14
Why couldn't they release this before setting the game on sale?
2014-01-01 22:28
5 replies
Money :D
2014-01-01 23:17
1 reply
I dont think valve got money issues :D
2014-01-02 11:03
But I must say that this sale probably gave them a lot of important data. And was like the last phase of testing new detecting system or whatever have changed.
2014-01-02 00:56
Before antivirus, there was a virus... Just like you have to update yours antivirus database to get protected from newest viruses, you have to update VAC to get protected from newest cheats... They can't figure all the possibilities of how to write a cheat code. That is just impossible...people will find new ways...that is why they couldn't release it before CSGO release
2014-01-02 13:23
Game is on sale for 2.49$
2014-01-03 14:31
Sweden shen
Finally, a couple of months to late but better late then never, CS:GO MM is cheaters heaven or could i say was?
2014-01-01 22:29
there will always be cheats available for cs:go; don't be too excited.
2014-01-01 22:32
Comon! We Love Cheaters! Leave them alone! Everybody wants to be just like f0rest!
2014-01-01 22:33
1 reply
So, youre a cheateR?
2014-01-02 05:47
2014-01-01 22:37
YES !!!!!! X22 everywhere !! Help for normal players !
2014-01-01 22:40
2 cheaters in the row now
2014-01-01 22:45
2 cheat free mm games in a row... cant even remember when that last happened on global elite
2014-01-01 22:48
8 replies
Thats why i only play vertigo ;) the most cheat free map in cs go history :P
2014-01-01 22:56
7 replies
I can only agree ;) I have 810 MM wins on vertigo alone :D
2014-01-01 23:04
6 replies
How many do you have all wins ?
2014-01-01 23:13
1 reply
889 wins If i play serious maps and team tacs i dont play matchmaking
2014-01-01 23:21
Jumping down into T-Spawn <3
2014-01-01 23:57
1 reply
Use with care :D
2014-01-02 01:27
You have 810 wins? How many hours do you have?
2014-01-02 02:43
1 reply
About 1300.. 890 wins total
2014-01-02 02:48
gj volvo
2014-01-01 22:50
Finaly good news
2014-01-01 22:54
TaZ | 
Poland rolin'
Still players should watch at least one overwatch demo per day to make it even better!
2014-01-01 22:54
cheating tools will appear daily/weekly VAC must update on the same frequency, otherwise this is absolutely useless.
2014-01-01 22:55
2 replies
Plus one !
2014-01-02 02:46
2014-01-03 14:33
there was a player with aimbot today in my matchmaking match.
2014-01-01 22:58
cheaters deserve 1 year bans based on IP and steam saving account logs to prevent nerds buying csgo again to cheat.
2014-01-01 22:58
1 reply
I agree but I think they could ban those cheaters more than 1 year... Something like permanent ban. Maybe based on hardware too? Would be nice imo.
2014-01-02 12:33
top joke 2014 so far
2014-01-01 22:58
1 reply
2014-01-02 04:01
I have been waiting for this too long..
2014-01-01 22:59
2 replies
We all had, dude. Probably this won't solve all the problem. But I believe there's something else coming. At least I do hope so.
2014-01-02 12:34
1 reply
I totally agree with you. And i believe too that something new is coming. If not in 2014 than in 2015. I cant wait any longer. :D
2014-01-02 13:08
2014-01-01 23:14
a myth
2014-01-01 23:23
gw valve
2014-01-01 23:24
paulo got 2 account banned in a row :):):):):):)
2014-01-01 23:24
1 reply
Wat the stronk PauLo got 2 ban?
2014-01-01 23:37
"Valve has so far decided to stay silent on the matter, probably to prevent the developers of cheating tools to know exactly what has changed in VAC or what they can do to counter this update." Now, they will know. Thanks xD :)
2014-01-01 23:41
3 replies
Thanks Obama!
2014-01-01 23:44
Im pretty sure whats being ment is Valve staying secret about what they did and changed so that the programmers can't find the way easy etc?
2014-01-02 00:14
if you are trolling you deserve 11/10
2014-01-02 00:40
2014-01-01 23:39
4 replies
LoL. This guy made me cry :D
2014-01-02 00:22
2014-01-02 02:04
2014-01-02 02:22
xD omg
2014-01-02 12:35
VOLVO very nice, very nice
2014-01-01 23:39
New Zealand black0ut
Good. Hopefully we can get rid of the cheaters.
2014-01-01 23:54
cheaters are so retarded
2014-01-01 23:58
Well, thats actualy is very nice. MM with cheaters is very sad.
2014-01-02 00:04
great, thank you Valve :)
2014-01-02 00:11
great news
2014-01-02 00:20
TY VALVE <3 <3 <3
2014-01-02 00:22
2014-01-02 00:25
If some could mention a cheat free multiplayer online game, that would amaze me. Cheaters will always exist, no matter what! They'll keep upping their software to cope with the current measures that are taken to prevent these software to work.. It's a sad reality we all have to face.
2014-01-02 00:26
4 replies
slimewars !
2014-01-02 00:41
1 reply
Waow... XD
2014-01-02 07:28
dota2 :D
2014-01-02 09:31
1 reply
2014-01-02 12:37
Nice! Ty Valve ^_^
2014-01-02 00:30
2014-01-02 00:35
GJ valve :)
2014-01-02 00:38
sweeeet! Instant smile on my face after reading this :)
2014-01-02 00:44
Currently playing MM with this cheater 5th round full rage aimbot.. not banned yet edit: round 13, no ban yet.. all quitted
2014-01-02 01:10
OR more simply, valve could just make CS:GO cost 80€. 90% less cheaters for sure. Maybe less players overall too, but who the fuck cares about the trolls and faggots. Then there would be left only real players, that actually like the game and want to have good games.
2014-01-02 01:15
1 reply
everyone who likes to follow the scene properly cares. since the 'faggots' you're refering to are the people paying for big events, and most likely also the reason valve is continuously updating the game
2014-01-02 01:40
this is probably a joke anyway i know people that have been cheating for like 3-5years in 1.6 and they havent been caught and i know people that are cheating in csgo for a long time now and VAC didnt ban them so i dont think it will catch them after this "update"
2014-01-02 01:53
1 reply
wat difference is, 1.6 are not using VAC3 and this update probably didnt apply for VAC but the game itself.. not sure.. also, this "bust" probably only applies to rage hacks (spin hacks, insane aimbot, etc) not wallhacks and shit, unless its detected =)
2014-01-02 06:26
Is this the best news ever or what?! =) I'm so happy with this update.
2014-01-02 01:55
cant believe my eyes , valve actually pretend to give a fuck and want to ban cheaters? W O W fucking late but needed
2014-01-02 01:58
5 replies
fucking late but needed ... fucking late but needed ... fucking late but NEEDED.
2014-01-02 02:56
3 replies
well better late than never even if it was a huge fuckup till now
2014-01-02 02:58
1 reply
i guess you didnt get it? you cheated yourself?
2014-01-02 03:03
2014-01-02 11:19
One of the cheaters says needed :D lal :P
2014-01-02 08:35
ok so in big expectation and relief I went to play MM, and give it another chance and finally reclaim the global elite that gets stolen by cheaters every time from me BUT first game and already blatant wh player, so wat the heck :D
2014-01-02 02:07
1 reply
like "Global Elite medal means everything" it doesn't matter breh
2014-01-02 22:03
still so poor .. MM is just unplayable
2014-01-02 02:09
Portugal doshin
all rusians cheating always in MatchMaking...
2014-01-02 03:37
Things are worst than ever in SouthAmerican/brazilian Matchmaking.
2014-01-02 04:22
2 replies
I don't even play more. First because I don't have much time. Second because of these cheaters. It's really unplayable. They did something that can work but it's not enough. Let's see if they do something else to get rid of the cheaters once for all. And I think that CS:GO should cost so much more.
2014-01-02 12:44
1 reply
I think they need more overwatchers, and some sort of rule that new accounts (less than 50hrs) can't play in a group (join a lobby) with old accounts (to stop the boosting).
2014-01-03 05:39
Doesnt really. Now we have only skilled wh-ers.
2014-01-02 04:47
*.* no more CHEATERS
2014-01-02 07:07
2014-01-02 07:19
Good news!!!!!
2014-01-02 07:34
bb 30% of the users of HLTV <3 HAHA:D ont: FINALLY!
2014-01-02 08:04
2014-01-02 09:05
Nice try but sadly it's not working that well i suppose? 2/3 games was obvious, and yes like bam 1 shot ace wambam faster then superman dude was in it.
2014-01-02 09:12
2014-01-02 09:19
sad but true still most hacks of my friends undetectable, good job valve you can do nothing :) so let's be honest this update is epic fail like always
2014-01-02 09:21
3 replies
It's new severside anticheat, not VAC update. So they probably need to update all of servers and these are first day of non-beta bans which have to be 100% accurate. I would say they did great job until they will keep up good work on this.
2014-01-02 11:02
most hacks of my friends... shame on you and your friends. Uninstall please.
2014-01-02 13:31
.pl stronk
2014-01-02 15:05
to the furnace :D
2014-01-02 09:24
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
Yesterday i played mm with guy who had aimbot good update for vac i guess.
2014-01-02 09:50
2 replies
2014-01-02 10:08
you don't get it, vac never bans players instantly, this would make it way too easy for cheat developers to know if their cheats are detected. there is a good chance however that most cheaters who are cheating today will get banned because of new methods of cheat detection that even will detect even private hacks. however, it's a matter of time before private cheat developers will find new undetectable cheats.
2014-01-02 11:01
2014-01-02 10:15
We have been waiting for this :)
2014-01-02 10:17
OMG! Finally! *-*
2014-01-02 11:02
we need it
2014-01-02 11:19
gj valve
2014-01-02 11:22
cool :) lobby will be again fun :O
2014-01-02 11:45
If it's true THANK YOU!
2014-01-02 12:26
It is a good idea but I think it would be better if there is another anticheat except VAC!!
2014-01-02 12:58
Doesn't matter. Your GREAT winter sale made CSGO so expensive. TSKTSK
2014-01-02 13:07
It's about time. You can't enjoy match making.
2014-01-02 13:13
Tunisia zAril
Yes :D <3 <3
2014-01-02 13:24
2014-01-02 15:08
They need to implement the same system which others use- if you want to play MM you need to install separate anti cheat on your PC which could monitor all resources on PC.
2014-01-02 15:13
pay hacks still not detected I guess. but common free hacks, instant ban. Love <3
2014-01-02 15:27
1 reply
guess well
2014-01-02 16:21
Private hackers, on your marks ... get ready !
2014-01-02 16:11
Why doesn't steam and EAC cooperate, they can mix VAC and EAC.
2014-01-02 16:15
1 reply
you can compare VAC programes with 2-3 students of EAC who dont know how to block a cheat from 5 mounth.
2014-01-02 16:31
Instant ban on 2 guys yesterday on MM hahahha. SO NICE !
2014-01-02 16:17
1 reply
2014-01-02 22:24
2014-01-02 16:21
any interesting bans?
2014-01-02 16:48
Why is organner still undetected?
2014-01-02 17:35
2 replies
polish soft best eva
2014-01-02 18:40
1 reply
btw. I am wondering is he rich these days?
2014-01-02 18:44
Here is how it looks:
2014-01-02 17:51
4 replies
2014-01-02 18:34
get right busted
2014-01-02 18:55
1 reply
knew he was too good to br true
2014-01-03 01:43
Had the same situation yestarday, but I was suprised that the guy cheating received a ban for only 342 days? I thought they are permanent.
2014-01-03 12:54
maybe change tic to 128 on mm servers now?
2014-01-02 18:06
2 replies
2014-01-02 18:14
U dream
2014-01-02 18:53
Great news, been getting a silly amount of aim-botters boosting other accounts in MM recently. Couple days ago we had 4 in 5 games :/
2014-01-02 18:25
2014-01-02 18:52
no more fking aimboters
2014-01-02 18:57
1 reply
i guess aimboters will appear soon again
2014-01-04 01:21
n1 n1
2014-01-02 19:56
how about if anyone loads up a known cheat they get instantly banned? instead of them ruining 5+ matchmaking games until they're finally banned
2014-01-02 20:08
1 reply
2014-01-02 23:14
It ain't working... I met team full of OBV wallhackers today.
2014-01-02 20:19
More cheaters than ever atm.. :( Seems like this was too good to be true.
2014-01-02 21:35
someone create a virus pretending to be a cheat that fucks up their PC or something? like a dodgy bios update
2014-01-02 22:01
1 reply
+1 to that, but only in dreams. Most of cheaters buy cheats @ most common sites. :D
2014-01-02 23:07
But this doesn't matter if they just make the game f2p, then this new anti cheat is just wasted -.-'
2014-01-02 23:22
1 reply
2014-01-03 09:47
2014-01-02 23:29
I've been overwatching for almost 3hours now...its so funny cause i've not much work to decide if they cheat or not...they dont even disguise lol.
2014-01-03 01:00
3 replies
thank you for your work mate
2014-01-03 11:18
Do you have cases pending every single time or do you must to wait for some time? I must wait for like 15 to 40 min for next case.
2014-01-04 00:07
1 reply
I have to wait 5/10min to have new cases too. xd
2014-01-04 09:01
VAC detect new cheats ,lol it will never happen we all know that
2014-01-03 01:58
1 reply
They prolly just say that to get your hopes up :D
2014-01-03 13:07
Perfect !
2014-01-03 08:20
2014-01-03 09:18
Slovakia MoOnTy
Its somewhere banlist?(joke right? :D)
2014-01-03 17:38
Valve will never allow to make cheats gone ! They just update VAC sometimes if there is to many cheaters to get them out and force people to buy new accounts, A lot of money for our <3 Valve, Who knows mb even some valve developers put sometimes cheats in internet.
2014-01-03 17:48
As long as it will be a bit effective this is a step ahead. If they manage to hold back aimboters etc. it is already good, perhaps the cheaters who use others cheats will be scared of trying to cheat due to new 'ban' system. Hopefully it is more capable when only banning aimboters. Personally I played only 4-5 times against cheater during my 300 hours played in cs:go and in these past days during some matches I noticed people getting banned for 1 year seems the system is working. Hopefully Valve will continue fighting the cheating community, thanks !
2014-01-03 19:01
bullshit, i played 3 games against aimboters today
2014-01-04 01:31
10 clear games, then 1 game with blatant WH kids. The funniest thing is that they had Master Guardian II rank xDDDDD
2014-01-04 02:12
i with my friends were accused of cheating million times, so the problem is that most people think that every person who plays better is cehater
2014-01-04 02:19
1 reply
Yeah. I played like 10 games this year. And only in one win players were humble and took lose with normal behavior :) But we had like 3 lost games with guys 2 ranks below ours. I thought that something is broken or they were cheaters. But I watched 2 demos and they were clear. So I think that it must take a month for ranks to stabilize. Last two weeks a lot of guys deranked because of cheaters - from one to three ranks. I somehow lost 6-8 games in a row in last week of 2013 and somehow kept my better eagle. :P
2014-01-04 17:34
played 3 games, had 3 cheaters =)
2014-01-04 03:12
2 replies
demos or didn't happen :P seriously I don't believe you. And your rank, please.
2014-01-04 17:36
1 reply
global elite, and i swear dude
2014-01-04 20:13
Nice update, now more cheaters. Good job, you did it again valve!
2014-01-04 17:57
What about 1.6?
2014-01-04 19:41
MM is full of cheaters, especially in this holiday. VAC is still bad, don't even try to deny it.
2014-01-05 14:26
2014-01-09 20:50
2014-03-23 16:27
a new cs is always the best anti-cheat. whwn source came out there were less cheaters in 1.6 because they moved to source. same thing with csgo
2014-03-23 16:30
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