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CS: GO anti-cheat to start blocking some third-party software

Published: 14:34, 09 July 2020
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Valve are cracking down on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheaters, but the'll do it in a way that's likely to mess with at least some of your third-party apps.

The way Valve set out to do to weed out the cheaters is Trusted Mode, which has been tested for a while before being added to CS: GO. We suppose it's only wise to get ready for an adjustment period, especially if you use third-party apps a lot.

"CS:GO now significantly restricts the types of programs and files that can interact with the game. By default, players will launch CS:GO in Trusted mode, which will block third-party files from interacting with the game", Valve wrote. 

Should you wish to continue playing with third party app, you still can apparently. Simply start up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with the -untrusted launch option and you're good to go. 

Of course, if you're planning on playing on VAC servers you still have to have it on, and Valve warned that turning it off could result in your Trust score being affected negatively. 

Many third-party apps for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will still work, but so far it appears like that's that for Nvidia freestyle graphics filters or the popular video capture and streaming tool OBS. 

Valve have clearly been forced to up their game in terms of cheating, as it's been on the up as of late.

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Well, many would argue that CS: GO cheating has shot up significantly since the game went free-to-play, which isn't inconceivable, but the Trust system should hopefully resolve some of the issues. Granted, it's likely to take a bit but they'll get there.

You can find the announcement here .

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