Headshot! Steam VAC Bans 40000

More than 40000 Steam users were banned the day after the Summer Sale

More than 40000 Steam users were banned the day after the Summer Sale

Apparently, the Valve Anti-Cheat System picked up on oddities with these accounts, leading to all 40,000 being banned on Steam. Over 40,000 Steam accounts were VAC banned the day after the sale ended. In the days following July 6, around 1,000 accounts were banned each day. Valve declared that, once you are the subject of a ban, the decision is irreversible.

If you're gonna cheat, you might as well do it on the cheap.

Valve Anti-Cheat also confiscated skins from the game that was obtained illegally, amounting to nearly $ 10,000.

On top of the accounts caught by VAC, another 4,972 accounts where banned due to in-game reporting.

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The question, however, is whether the act to ban over 40,000 accounts in a single day will scare players away from using cheats while playing games on Steam.

When it comes to the Valve Anti-Cheat System, it typically will pick up about 3,000 to 4,000 accounts per day. So what's the deal?

A third party tool is responsible with recording the number of bans issued every day on Steam.

Perhaps the most likely reason lies with the sale itself. The figure was a record high, significantly surpassing the previous record of 15,227 bans that took place on October 12, 2016, according to the Steam Database. That's just one possibility, and it's unlikely that Valve is going make any statement about this massive wave of bans. The company had predicted that cheaters would take advantage of discounts on certain games to test new cheats on secondary accounts, as reported by Dot Esports, and so VAC was put to full use. Cheating, contrary to what some might tell you, does not pay.