It’s been a long, hard and awaited update, but we’re glad to announce that we just released our anti-cheat patch!
As mentioned before, this patch include the following:
- No more region lock applied to the multiplayer matchmaking
- VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat System) activation, including in-game kick plus ban from official servers for players identified as cheaters
- Several measures and tweaks to combat cheating
If you want to know more about the VAC, here are the headlines: the Valve Anti-Cheat system is enabled for servers displaying the Secured shield logo. If a user connects to a VAC-Secured server from a computer with identifiable cheats installed, the VAC system will ban the user from playing on VAC-Secured servers in the future. Also please note that “all VAC bans are permanent - Valve has a zero-tolerance policy for cheating and will not lift VAC bans under any circumstances,” decision that we fully support.
At the same time we want to thanks all the players who sent their replay to the team, to fight against the cheaters. This is actually a big win for the team to have such as dedicated and fair-play community of players (especially for a game based on the deception, and basically cheating J)
Thumbs up everyone for your support, your patience, and we hope you will enjoy the multiplayer again!