Frozen Today Feb 19 @ 6:33pm
Are VAC bans IP based?
I'm no expert on how the VAC system works (I just know it's kind of terrible.)
If somebody gets a VAC ban, does it carry to other accounts on that IP address? I'm only wondering because of all the folks using ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ nowadays.
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Cold Eyes Feb 19 @ 6:39pm 
Nope, thats why people make trash accounts
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Sentient_Toaster Feb 19 @ 7:01pm 
Of course it's not IP-based. That would be extremely silly.
lehmacdj Feb 19 @ 7:28pm 
Well it might be good for repeat offending IPs.
Zap Breadsdower Feb 19 @ 7:48pm 
It's Steam account based, that's why they make alts.
Sentient_Toaster Feb 19 @ 8:00pm 
Originally posted by lehmacdj:
Well it might be good for repeat offending IPs.

No, it'd be silly.

IPs can be dynamic, are often shared on a very large scale (as in: every single machine in an entire building -- or more -- having the same IP from an external perspective), and are in no way localized to a particular person or machine.
Flippy [C.F. Black Box 25/200] (Banned) Feb 19 @ 8:02pm 
Why? So you can make 20 accounts and hack? O_o

In all seriousness, the VAC only bans the account and not the IP
It would be silly if you could hack with your own account on a friend's computer, your friend gets banned, and you can play normally at home
New acc: TLK Jun 11 @ 2:00am 
I'm going to be honest here I hacked on my alt acc, and now Im banned on my main acc where I am playing on a professional level.. ^^ So its not just one account or one email since I have different emails on each account.
Ace42 Jun 11 @ 2:09am 
That's what you get for ruining the game for others, I guess.
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