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Fox Apr 22, 2020 @ 12:25pm
[It is safe to play again] The Source Code Leaks megathread
Since the news is kind of a big deal, let's center all discussions here. Existing threads about this can and will be fused there.

Update : official answer directly received, pointing to it now

F.A.Q
What exactly happened ?
The source code for TF2 and CS:GO was apparently leaked to the public. For TF2, the codebase seems to be dated around the time of Jungle Inferno's release.

UPDATE 4 : Official word on the Team Fortress side of things (thanks to sleep for pointing it out) :
Regarding today's reported leak of code, specifically as it pertains to TF2: This also appears to be related to code depots released to partners in late 2017, and originally leaked in 2018.

From our review, we have not found any reason for TF2 players to be alarmed or avoid the current builds (as always, playing on the official servers is recommended for greatest security).

We will continue to investigate the situation and will update news outlets and players if we find anything to prove otherwise. In the meantime, if anyone has more information about the leak, the Valve security page (next tweet) describes how best to report that information.

Does Valve know about this yet ?
UPDATE : They do, and have reviewed it. Source.

How will it impact TF2 ?
UPDATE 4 : No impact foreseen as per official statement above.

I have important informations about the leak !
Refer to this page for contacting Valve about security matters.

Is it safe to play now ?
Yes.

How about the posts showcasing RCEs affecting TF2 clients ?
There is a high chance they were fake.

Will having the game installed be risky ?
No, see official answer above.

Do you have any other information ?
None, I'm afraid. Either I genuinely don't know, or I am not allowed to share it, which is functionally identical for you guys. If there's news, I'll add it to the FAQ.

I have another question
There's not much more I can answer, but if the question is frequent enough and I get an official answer, I'll add it.

F.A.Q. updated as of 23/4, may be updated without notice.
If you have updates, contact me directly through my profile comments : I'll be probably be darting left and right across hubs.
Last edited by Fox; Apr 23, 2020 @ 11:12am
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WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥

ITS ALL VNN'S FAULT
Last edited by ( ͡​°​ ͜ʖ ͡°); Apr 22, 2020 @ 5:59am
KFC HU TAO LOVER Apr 22, 2020 @ 5:58am 
Lets just say hackers and modders are going to have a fun time with this.
Popito Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:00am 
yea it got leaked by vnn in discord i assume and it got out of hand its a 4.9gb file
Last edited by Popito; Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:31am
ImDeMysteryoso25 Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:01am 
Can we somehow be vigilant and tell VALVe about this? Probably worth a try.

EDIT: And also, I red that VNN is also involved into this, I do not get it. Can someone explain to me please? Thank you.
Last edited by ImDeMysteryoso25; Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:02am
VaporFrog Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:01am 
Why is this a bad thing?
Popito Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:04am 
Originally posted by VaporFrog:
Why is this a bad thing?

More hackers i guess
KFC HU TAO LOVER Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:08am 
Originally posted by KyleDeMysteryoso25:
Can we somehow be vigilant and tell VALVe about this? Probably worth a try.

EDIT: And also, I red that VNN is also involved into this, I do not get it. Can someone explain to me please? Thank you.
Him and a couple others had this leak. There's also a chat log as well between him and some guy at valve included
Last edited by KFC HU TAO LOVER; Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:09am
Hopefully VNN will shut up and never speak again.
are we in the end game right now?
skooma Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:11am 
of course it was him
Antik Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:15am 
If this is true then big oof, having the source code lets you figure out flaws that can be exploited to a ridiculous degree.
ShugoTheRipper Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:20am 
We create our own TF2 with blackjack and hookers.
Popito Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:20am 
Originally posted by ShugoTheRipper:
We create our own TF2 with blackjack and hookers.
Yea i guess its pretty much possible
Originally posted by Popito:
Originally posted by ShugoTheRipper:
We create our own TF2 with blackjack and hookers.
Yea i guess its pretty much possible
Although illegal. As VNN is about to find out. Hahahahahahaahaha.
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