It looks like something is changing in CS:GO. In fact, the latest updates have not been simple “security and optimization fixes”.
On Saturday night, information with screenshots showing received locks in connection with account boosting began to flow from several sources. It all looks as if Valve has enabled a system to detect suspicious activity on the accounts and started blocking them.
It is not known what the scale of these bans is, but you can guess that today many people involved in boosting have received permanent blocks.
Bans for boosting in CS: GO
Valve does not communicate this at all, so all information on this topic comes directly from the players themselves. In the world of CS:GO, there are a whole lot of sites that offer boosting services, i.e. pushing into higher divisions than a given player should actually have.
Today, many people were unable to log into their accounts. Of course, the first thing to do in such a situation is to write to the support department. One of the players did so.
There was a response from Steam that the player did not expect.
Further, we read that exchanging accounts, selling and buying violates Steam’s rules and may be blocked. Recently, we have actually pointed out that Valve can combine something more, precisely through these little, dodgy update descriptions with a “security improvement”. Perhaps it was just that.