Beta update adds Trusted Launch

An optional beta branch of CS:GO was shipped today to further combat cheating, as it includes a significant restriction to the types of programs and files that can interact with the game.

The latest beta branch, which can be opted-in by following the instructions here, is a part of Valve's ongoing fight against cheating. In the blog post titled "Interacting with CS:GO", it was noted that "CS:GO now significantly restricts the types of programs and files that can interact with the game".

Users that launch the game with incompatible files will be greeted with a warning indicating what file is causing issues, and may be blocked from joining VAC-enabled servers. To get around that, "Trusted Launch" can be disabled in the game settings, but that may temporarily impact the user's trust score.

In the blog post, details about what developers of third-party programs that interact with the CS:GO executable need to do not have them blocked have also been noted.

#1
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Russia ToughGuy 
Nice
2020-06-26 20:56
whattttt
2020-06-26 20:56
Now You cannot cheat on VAC-secured servers
2020-06-26 21:07
#88
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United States JoshDAA 
Lol
2020-06-26 21:17
i do not even know what this retar is refering about
2020-06-27 19:10
U will still be able to i guess but at least not every 0iq nut can cheat forever now
2020-06-26 21:22
whaaat ? no one ever cheated on vac secured server !
2020-06-28 07:24
#254
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France RISEN_ 
F for leaf
2020-06-27 10:43
F
2020-06-27 18:58
#277
cry | 
Sweden ZikEiBoY 
he's not cheating
2020-06-27 19:06
#297
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France RISEN_ 
ok and im the pope
2020-06-29 16:42
#300
cry | 
Sweden ZikEiBoY 
you mby are a pope how should i know
2020-06-29 20:01
#2
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Sweden Fluxezz 
huh
2020-06-26 20:56
#278
cry | 
Sweden ZikEiBoY 
nice flair xD
2020-06-27 19:07
#5
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Denmark rEkZA 
Nice mens
2020-06-26 20:56
What sort of files does it reject?
2020-06-26 20:58
Any DLL's that are not signed with their authenticode thing
2020-06-26 20:57
I see, thanks.
2020-06-26 20:58
#10
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Netherlands verygoedNico 
Pog
2020-06-26 20:56
Will it fuck up the community servers again like last time?
2020-06-26 20:57
no this is a bit different
2020-06-26 21:00
#252
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Denmark Hulabulia 
no, since you can just disable it and go play on community servers, it only impacts valve mm and vac
2020-06-27 09:51
good job valve, it only took someone cheating blatantly without getting caught, in a tournament match, for you to step up
2020-06-26 20:57
leaf isnt a cheater, chaos arent cheaters.
2020-06-26 20:58
the timing of this update is not a coincidence
2020-06-26 20:58
because nobody has ever been caught cheating in a match before?
2020-06-26 21:01
You think that valve can make this kind of an update in 2-3days only? Bug testing and programming of this scale for this many people atleast takes 2-4 weeks
2020-06-27 11:58
i think you replied to the wrong person bro
2020-06-27 17:19
#181
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Finland JH275 
It's not a coincidence but I don't think it has anything to do with leaf or Chaos. It's most likely Valves response to the Vanguard anti cheat that Valorant uses. It's just another quality of life update bringing improvements that Valorant introduced to CS:GO. Just like the crosshair editor, text filter and visibility updates.
2020-06-26 22:44
+1 we need more intellectuals like u on hltv
2020-06-27 05:39
+1
2020-06-27 11:54
+1
2020-06-27 12:37
Yeah the company that takes 3 years for new operation coded this and released this within 1 week xd and santa is real
2020-06-26 23:14
#232
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United Kingdom JupiterACE 
+1 MIBR fans have 0iq or understanding of the real world
2020-06-27 01:36
can they choose between these two options?
2020-06-27 19:00
#259
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United Kingdom Hammondo 
These things take time to write, so the timing is way off.
2020-06-27 12:01
It propably takes a bit more time than just a few days after the incidents to push an update like this fyi :) even to a beta branch
2020-06-28 13:45
#35
North America Slye 
those clips are pretty convincing though
2020-06-26 20:59
not really, i can do the same shit without cheating.
2020-06-26 21:00
The problem is not that this happens, Aimlock happens from time to time in matches, the problem is the number of times that it happened on an MD3. you just need to watch the demo, aimlocks happen more specifically on the screen of Leaf and xeeppa. it was more than clear that they are using cheat. they managed to do more aimlock on two MD3s, than Flusha has done in his entire career.
2020-06-26 21:39
they didnt use aimbot at all, cry is free bra71l
2020-06-26 21:40
they did not literally use Aimbot, but Aimlock, which is used to obtain information through walls, fixing where enemies are on the map, and can also be used as Aimbot, because it helps to fix your aim on the opponent. you know this is not crying, don't try to cover up what these guys did.
2020-06-26 21:50
same thing, they weren't cheating /closed
2020-06-26 21:51
I don't know why I'm still talking to you, you're trying to cover up cheaters. I won't waste my time here anymore.
2020-06-26 21:55
and you're a fucking idiot thinking that they cheat, you can go cry in a bathtub.
2020-06-26 22:07
Defender of cheaters OMEGALUL
2020-06-26 23:20
but where is your proof? vac exists you know.
2020-06-26 23:22
man, you know very well that the VAC is rubbish and that any paid cheat does not ban.
2020-06-26 23:26
#222
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Portugal NMS_FRUTINHA 
vac OMEGALUL I could use every 5 euro cheats that exist and it wouldn't detect any of them
2020-06-27 00:47
Ffsake you can even use free ones wtf
2020-06-27 19:02
#240
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United States Amerika! 
hahahahahahahahhahahaha XD
2020-06-27 03:46
#221
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Portugal NMS_FRUTINHA 
no you can't but if you think so you are a robot
2020-06-27 00:44
#48
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
not really, someone did a demo review and looked at the wireframes, those aimlocks wouldnt have been possible due to the game not rendering those models.
2020-06-26 21:01
wtf dude i saw in youtube a cheater using aimlock doing the same as leaf did. Bad english sry ;)
2020-06-26 21:22
#196
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Europe twitchy_ 
Sadly for you, someone did a new review of the same thing showing that's perfectly possible to get the info from balcony, it just depends on the cheats you're using.
2020-06-26 23:17
#203
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
it just isnt if the game is only sending you those specific pieces of data.
2020-06-26 23:28
Lmao
2020-06-27 19:03
This has been disproven already, you can see it in the same reddit thread where you saw the video
2020-06-27 19:24
#96
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Argentina Joedash 
In middle, mirage, a guy spotted the last T. One member, thats why leaf shooted "to the head". And it was the only suspicious move, so brazilians have nothing to cry about anymore.
2020-06-26 21:21
Shut up ok , just stop being delusional 🤢👍
2020-06-26 21:20
and people defending him with all their force lul
2020-06-26 22:28
#22
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Well, noice
2020-06-26 20:57
#24
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Czech Republic FriendlyCzech 
GJ Volvo
2020-06-26 20:58
OMG ITS HAPPENING
2020-06-26 20:58
#30
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Hungary Shiron212 
NICE
2020-06-26 20:59
Update for betas?
2020-06-26 20:59
Idk 😁
2020-06-26 21:21
#34
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France Nicolito 
hahahah thanks mr leaf! atleast your actions have led us some progress. Valve, thats what we want: 128tick in MM and a trustable VAC system!
2020-06-26 21:00
128 tick MM = useless upgrade when Faceit is free, has 128 tick and has better anticheat!
2020-06-26 21:02
128 tickrate doesn't make you a better player. 😋👍
2020-06-26 21:21
#163
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Belgium zthoui 
but you can blame the tickrate difference from MM to justify why your shots do not hit enemies, not because you are bad, because the tickrate is bad
2020-06-26 22:18
okay bro 😹👌
2020-06-26 22:19
this is the part when people see that leaf doesnt get banned and they are gonna start to complain again saying "valve sucks1!!11"
2020-06-26 20:59
valve sucks1!!11
2020-06-27 19:04
Does that mean that if its enabled u will only be mixed in pugs with players who also have it enabled? MeAning all 10 players have it enabled? If so its a good thing, but if its optional then whats the point? Maybe im not understanding something. Everyone should be forced to use the program that helps catching cheaters
2020-06-26 20:59
where do you see that its optional? should be for everyone when its out of beta
2020-06-26 21:01
#57
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo 
It's a beta, probably if it official it will be force to use
2020-06-26 21:02
actully it seems to be optional cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/425443729.. if u disable it u get your trust factor lowered
2020-06-26 21:04
#149
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Austria SplasJ 
Yes that is true but low trust factor basically means u play with only cheaters so it isn't really optional
2020-06-26 22:02
#218
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo 
Oh nice, basically the same xD, I don't think someone want to play with cheaters
2020-06-27 00:42
its a beta branch, we dont know how it will be implemented into the live branch. they could add it for everyone no matter what, maybe its only for prime, maybe if you have it on your trust gets so much higher that you basically cant be matched with someone that doesnt use it. or if he doesnt use it he would need to have the best trustfactor possible. Just wait and see :>
2020-06-26 21:05
it says if u disable it u get your trust factor lowered
2020-06-26 21:05
yes i mean best trust factor possible without having it enabled. you cant have highest trust without it on, but mm still matches you with lower trust if not enough players are available, so my guess is that sometimes there would still be someone in the match with the setting disabled. i hope not, but that is my guess.
2020-06-26 21:07
It says "temporarily" though, maybe your trust factor reverts when you enable it again
2020-06-26 21:48
#72
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
What I learned from this post is that you can disable it but that will make your trust factor go low, and when your trust factor is low, you are automatically matched with other low trust factor users which are cheaters most of the times so yes, I think enabling it will most probably get you matched with others who got it enabled too.
2020-06-26 21:07
i hope that it is that severe of a trust drop. but we dont know how much impact it has, maybe its only a few steps. there isnt just green yellow and red. there are multiple steps within each color/trust factor. lets hope it sets it from high green down to atleast yellow. but it could be just a small drop from highest trust green to lowest trust but still in green zone. if you get what i mean.
2020-06-26 21:10
#89
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Just read the blog, it says only temporarily drop in your trust factor may occur, not that significant imo. But I believe that they are testing it first so that it doesn't interfere with 3rd party sites like faceit etc and roll it as mandatory for everyone after the update, hence the reason why it's in beta. But the real shit is they are actually doing something about the cheaters in the game, enough to make you happy
2020-06-26 21:18
#38
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
thanks, leaf
2020-06-26 21:00
#40
FalleN | 
Brazil dmn1 
how long until devs find a way around this?
2020-06-26 21:00
I'll give it 3 hours
2020-06-26 21:49
Seems like they have just added requirement that dll's have to be digitally signed. Just manual mapping the modules will bypass this.
2020-06-26 22:53
They can manual map to bypass this but my theory is that valve released it in beta first to see what will the cheaters do and find a way to counter manual mapping. At this point, both nvidia geforce and discord overlay is being blocked by the setting
2020-06-27 12:01
sounds logical
2020-06-28 15:56
#42
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Morocco bobby_j 
all the Brazilians who leaf lives rent free in their heads came to rejoice
2020-06-26 21:00
#231
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Brazil Karlogaria 
hah xD
2020-06-27 01:32
Bobby_j lives rent free in my head, and pays me with casual BJ's. That's the life!!
2020-06-27 19:08
#283
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Morocco bobby_j 
flair
2020-06-27 19:14
B (obby) J
2020-06-27 19:27
#44
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Brazil Akfaster 
EZ4FNATIC
2020-06-26 21:01
No God, Please NO No NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-06-26 21:01
HAHAHA , flag checks out !!!!!!!
2020-06-26 21:02
Germans have the best cheat coder but they don't cheat
2020-06-26 21:11
Get rekted 😋😋👌
2020-06-26 21:23
bye bye valorant no hopes for you im coming back csgo <3
2020-06-26 21:01
#49
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo 
Finally a decent beta, nice job valve
2020-06-26 21:01
Since when HLTVers respect betas LMAO
2020-06-27 19:10
THEY NEED TO CHECK HIM PC AND GAME
2020-06-26 21:01
now no hope for cheaters like syrson,leaf
2020-06-26 21:01
Cya leaf
2020-06-26 21:02
#56
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United States K1NGKY 
guys which beta update is it in the list ?
2020-06-26 21:02
The one with cr1 or something similar in the end. Watch the bananagaming video
2020-06-27 12:02
#58
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United Kingdom dcrawford101 
WHICH FILE IS IT
2020-06-26 21:03
outside chaos, you are staining the cernario cs-go
2020-06-26 21:03
#60
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Sweden fuskeduske 
That is fucking awesome
2020-06-26 21:03
#64
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
nice
2020-06-26 21:04
Lol they are fighting against cheaters 8 years after launch? Fuck you Valve.
2020-06-26 21:04
#116
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United States JoshDAA 
You bitch that valve does nothing and now complain when they do something. Swedistan really is a dumb country
2020-06-26 21:29
Where did I bitch that valve does nothing? Stop making up lies braindead NA dog :( Biden or Trump, how stupid are americans?
2020-06-26 21:38
Tell me who you'll vote for, Biden or Trump, and i'll laugh at you equally hard LOL
2020-06-26 21:38
#178
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Netherlands Bogdanoff 
Jojo ofcourse <3 libertarian party
2020-06-26 22:41
#191
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United States JoshDAA 
We may have dumbass leaders but atleast our country isnt being invaded by the fucking middle east
2020-06-26 23:05
Lol you're autistic, enjoy having Trump or Biden for the next 4 years, it's clear you Americans are great at choosing leaders, real smart people hahaha
2020-06-26 23:12
#286
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United States JoshDAA 
Smarter than sweden opening for the middle east. Have fun getting a gf virgin
2020-06-27 20:03
How did you go from countries to virginity? Nice projection, autist 😂😂 You won't be alive next year anyway lmaoo
2020-06-28 13:32
#294
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United States JoshDAA 
How did you go from politics to living? Nice projection, autist 😂😂 you wont have a girlfriend next year anyway lmaoo
2020-06-28 15:36
Haha cya autist, won't check your replies ;) Get a friend or jump off a bridge
2020-06-28 15:44
"atleast our country isnt being invaded by the fucking middle east" Excuse me? Open a news site? :D
2020-06-26 23:42
#209
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Albania HLTV_God 
Well they at least have to work for money... Open your own eyes
2020-06-26 23:48
You're from fucking Albania lmfao, why are u even responding to me
2020-06-26 23:50
#212
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Albania HLTV_God 
We have no such problems
2020-06-26 23:52
Ofc you don't when you are THE problem LOL
2020-06-27 00:06
oof size, Large
2020-06-27 11:59
PLS NOOOOO I PUT SO MUCH EFFORT IN MY PROGRAM FU VALVE
2020-06-26 21:05
thanks you valve
2020-06-26 21:06
#73
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Turkey Lennon1923 
FINALLY
2020-06-26 21:07
#74
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Croatia _doppler_ 
it is actually sad that its 2020 and you can still turn spinbot on and not get banned like instantly...hopefully this changes things
2020-06-26 21:07
+1
2020-06-26 21:19
#198
kkt | 
Czech Republic cortan 
Wtf wdym? You can literally do it anywhere.
2020-06-26 23:19
#233
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Croatia _doppler_ 
no, I mean its literally the most obvious cheat ever created, why cant it be recognized like inhuman movement and be instantly banned
2020-06-27 01:49
Happy
2020-06-26 21:08
baiter
2020-06-28 07:22
lol you are intelligent
2020-06-29 17:00
this is not nice """To get around that, "Trusted Launch" can be disabled in the game""" everything else is nice. Make this permanent please.
2020-06-26 21:10
#118
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United States JoshDAA 
When you play without the thing enables your trust factor decreases, so its aight
2020-06-26 21:31
#79
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World Notb8ing 
Would be shocked if cheaters don't get around this shiftly
2020-06-26 21:10
YEEEEEEES Cheaters are no more in cs
2020-06-26 21:13
Better late than never, now we wait for 128-tick MM servers
2020-06-26 21:14
#84
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Poland Amirek 
Which beta is the one with this "trusted launch"?
2020-06-26 21:14
The one that ends with cr1 or something. Watch bananagamings vid he tells what beta it is
2020-06-27 12:03
#85
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Denmark Eredin 
Noice
2020-06-26 21:17
rip Syrson,can't cheat anymore
2020-06-26 21:17
everything checks out
2020-06-27 12:04
Lets see how long it takes for cheaters to get through this lul
2020-06-26 21:18
Niiice
2020-06-26 21:22
#102
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Russia AmaZar 
Again not sourse 2
2020-06-26 21:22
Still needs work. Faceit AC is the best <3
2020-06-26 21:23
cool, lets see how it works out
2020-06-26 21:23
Nice 😁👍
2020-06-26 21:24
#107
Aleksib | 
Egypt Tywin 
This is huge. Gj valve
2020-06-26 21:25
Big sad, Nvidia Game Filter doesn't work with this :(
2020-06-26 21:25
Good that can give an unfair advantage
2020-06-26 21:28
If we think like this, setting digital vibrance in NVIDIA Panel is unfair too, Game Filter just added another 100% of vibrance and clarity, color temp settings.
2020-06-26 22:02
#180
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Netherlands Bogdanoff 
AMD WORKS 😎
2020-06-26 22:43
Discord overlay doesnt work xd
2020-06-27 12:03
bye jamppi
2020-06-26 21:26
#112
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Argentina Joedash 
One excuse less for falleN.
2020-06-26 21:26
Nice
2020-06-26 21:28
#120
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Ukraine McSwell 
Jamppi announced valorant move.
2020-06-26 21:35
bye jamppi bye big bye Complexity bye chaos
2020-06-26 21:36
#126
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Portugal Agricultor 
Thanks chaos
2020-06-26 21:38
#130
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Portugal astacp 
"To get around that, "Trusted Launch" can be disabled in the game settings" what am i missing? :|
2020-06-26 21:40
#132
God | 
Russia amc20 
but that may temporarily impact the user's trust score
2020-06-26 21:44
#136
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Portugal astacp 
and? whats temporarily meaning? cheaters will now have to lower trust score but can keep cheating?
2020-06-26 21:47
#177
God | 
Russia amc20 
More likely to play against other people with low trust, meaning other cheaters. I think temporarily either means until they re-enable trusted launch or they implement a better punishment
2020-06-26 22:40
Probably cause its a beta
2020-06-26 21:46
#138
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Portugal astacp 
yeah makes no sense to me. imagine you create a new anti cheat but players have the option to turn it off. like wtf? lol
2020-06-26 21:48
I think all the players that has this new ac turned off will be dropped into one match and vice versa, it segregates I assume
2020-06-26 22:30
#243
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Portugal hpn- 
Let cheaters play with another cheaters. It's better for them as it won't get less people playing the game.
2020-06-27 04:59
Well well looks like brazillian scene doing great to CS communit again 😏
2020-06-26 21:45
seems like leaf made some work 4 volvo
2020-06-26 21:48
#142
Snax | 
Poland leven3k 
What about Nvidia Game Filter?
2020-06-26 21:50
#146
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Slovakia EvErisT 
NICE eat all cheaters alive.
2020-06-26 21:56
#150
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Poland Amirek 
The new beta causes a lot of performance problems for me, and I checked what others people say and they got the performance issues as well, hope it's fixed asap
2020-06-26 22:04
#152
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Albania qiwiumber 
same
2020-06-26 22:06
same. fps high but choppy af cannot play like that
2020-06-26 23:00
#156
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Brazil oldStar 
Now everybody is worried. lol
2020-06-26 22:11
thank god shitty wallers i play against will get banned
2020-06-26 22:12
people crying about mm when faceit gives you a free to play platform with 128 tick and no cheaters. smh
2020-06-26 22:24
Some people play with friends that don't play so seriously and just want to have fun in MM. I do both.
2020-06-26 22:39
atleast mm doesn't put me in a Swedish server with 100 ping
2020-06-26 22:52
Thanks brazilians for doing good for csgo.
2020-06-26 22:24
J-The Beraza-Jin reporting. Supreme Commander in Chief of the Right Wing Anti-Cheater Anti-Sexual Special Forces. This launcher is a bait.
2020-06-26 22:28
Any cheat that doesn't interact directly with the game (every good paid cheat) won't be affected then, just needs to get the info by other ways/os vulnerabilities and give the info directly by a mouse input instead of injecting into the game.
2020-06-26 22:32
#174
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Poland SebL 
Good job.
2020-06-26 22:37
this wont stop cheating at all it will stop people from getting dll's and injecting it into the game but it wont stop any good payed cheat
2020-06-26 22:42
+1.
2020-06-26 23:13
#204
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Europe twitchy_ 
Sure, but if you stop all the free or low value cheats, you remove a big % of the cheater kids, which is great for a non intrusive ac.
2020-06-26 23:33
and there are 387176 registered on aimware and on onetap there are 166087 registered accounts
2020-06-26 23:41
Just hope it wont cause errors like the VAC authentication error does sometimes
2020-06-26 22:46
#188
arT | 
Portugal kadoopL 
rip chaos
2020-06-26 22:53
Will be bypassed in 1 day max :()
2020-06-26 22:54
#205
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Canada rayrayrayray 
it'll just help the cheat developers know exactly which files are red flags
2020-06-26 23:35
unexpected
2020-06-26 23:15
#197
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
Maybe people won't 1 tap me when all I see is their elbow now nice.
2020-06-26 23:19
#201
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Sweden godname 
very good if valve can focus more on better anti cheat program to ban more cheaters in the game
2020-06-26 23:22
ns baby valve)
2020-06-26 23:45
let's hope that it will not be bypass in 2 days
2020-06-27 00:16
#220
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United States stephcurry30 
how will this affect legit players who r queuing with cheaters to get boosted?
2020-06-27 00:43
Asking for a friend? ;)
2020-06-27 03:29
#237
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United States stephcurry30 
no i have a team of cheaters boostin me to victory against mibr
2020-06-27 03:39
Bye Leaf and Chaos!!! You no longer belong to the T1/T2/T3 champs! Cya at MDL/ESEA T10+ champs... Where you came from and belong naturally. At least, with that, even Valve recognized that Leaf (Chaos) was cheating.
2020-06-27 01:10
Nice
2020-06-27 01:15
#235
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Europe Catatonic 
game wont launch for me i need help
2020-06-27 02:39
#242
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
theyre gonna fuck this up
2020-06-27 04:53
#244
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World Beard43 
Excellent, I hope they have some success with this!
2020-06-27 05:03
#247
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Fallen has no excuses now
2020-06-27 08:12
At least he wont get cheating opponents that easily
2020-06-27 19:11
Amme
2020-06-27 08:49
I wonder if manual map can bypass this..
2020-06-27 10:23
-90 FPS
2020-06-27 11:58
Yes it aint optimized right now thats why its in beta
2020-06-27 12:05
All these Brazilians thinking that leaf and they caused this update to happen lmao. You guys know how updates work in real life? An update of this scale for these many people would have taken atleast 2-4 weeks of coding and bug testing to make sure it doesnt interfere with windows dlls
2020-06-27 12:07
Can Valve please get their developers to realize theyve created bugs in the game with the recent graphical changes?
2020-06-27 13:13
#269
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Brazil oldStar 
Vanguard influence.
2020-06-27 16:44
#272
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Portugal dracø 
To get around that, "Trusted Launch" can be disabled in the game settings, but that may temporarily impact the user's trust score. no please
2020-06-27 18:59
#287
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Croatia gmchanger97 
Haha my trust score is low already so joke on you valve
2020-06-27 21:10
var 12 on the servers = -200 fps......
2020-06-27 22:40
RIP flusha
2020-06-28 14:33
#298
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Denmark Treogtredive 
Wow congrats, just 10 years late. But this probably wont stop much anyways lol.
2020-06-29 16:43
Just improve performance and it will be good
2020-06-29 22:52
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