Valve banned over 600,000 accounts on Steam over the course of December.
December was a busy month for most individuals, what with frantic, final minute Christmas procuring, navigating the waters of household time over the vacation, and getting banned on Steam.
The Valve Anti-Cheat system caught the little tinkers who fell into the latter class in waves of bans all through the month of December, with Twitter user Nors3 noting that almost all of them have been for CS: GO (through PCGamesN).
His whole determine of 609,373 banned accounts in December 2018 is in the identical ballpark as SteamDB’s reported stat of 609,378, making for a report variety of bans on the platform.
609,373 VAC bans on December, greatest quantity in a month ever. There have been like 5 VAC waves within the month.
Vast majority of this VAC bans are for CS:GO, it is tougher to know the origin of the Game bans. pic.twitter.com/BhDTOrITkg
— Nors3 (@Nors3) January 6, 2019
The enormous improve in VAC bans, notably related to CS: GO, could be tied to Valve’s announcement final month that CS: GO would be going free-to-play, in addition to the rollout of the game’s Danger Zone battle royale mode.
The first two of 5 important ban waves have been made inside per week of those in-game adjustments, with three extra following over the vacation interval.
Things appear to be calming down for probably the most half although; we’re per week into January and VAC bans are sitting at round 42,000 proper now, which appears on observe for a median month.