It seems that Valve has finally started to take note of the demands of the CSGO community. The update released earlier today mainly focuses on Anti-Cheat. Valve has finally begun a serious crackdown on cheating programs.
How does the new ANTI-CHEAT work?
With the latest update, in order to play on any VAC-enabled server, must run the CSGO on Trusted Mode which is enabled by default. When in Trusted Mode, players will not be able to run any third party software which interacts with CSGO.
But this does not come with its own problems, many players have reported that they can no longer play CSGO with Nvidia Overlay, MSI Afterburner, Overwolf running in the background. This also brings a problem for streamers, since even the OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) cannot be used in Trusted Mode. Valve needs to fix this!
What if you want to run a software which is not a Cheat?
For now the only solution seems to be that you will have to run the game in -untrusted mode, which also means that your trust factor will be affected. According to Valve:-
It will be interesting to see how this update plays out for cheat developers, will they be able to come up with a solution? It will be interesting to see how the Cat and Mouse game between the Valve and cheat developers will play out in the near future.
So what do you think about this update? Do let us know in the comments.
You can also read the official patch notes below:-
– Players now launch CS:GO in Trusted mode by default
— While in Trusted mode, third party software will be blocked from interacting with CS:GO
— To allow third party software to interact with CS:GO, you can start the game with the -untrusted launch option. Note that in this case your Trust score may be negatively affected.
— A backwards compatibility label “18.104.22.168” is temporarily available for players experiencing difficulty launching the latest version of the game.
– If you are a third party developer, all of your DLLs that interact with CS:GO must be digitally signed.
— If your customers would like to use third party software that is not digitally signed, they can start the game with the -insecure launch option. Note that they will not be able to join VAC servers with this option.
– Fixed a regression to reenable twitch.tv streams in the “Watch tab”