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Valve Bans Over 40,000 Dota 2 Accounts After Setting Up A Huge Trap

Valve Bans Over 40,000 Dota 2 Accounts After Setting Up A Huge Trap

by Aiman MaulanaFebruary 24, 2023
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After laying down a trap within the game, the team behind Dota 2 have banned over 40,000 accounts for cheating blatantly.

Cheaters Will Never Be Welcome in Dota 2

Valve has taken strict action against Dota 2 cheaters, announcing that it has banned more than 40,000 accounts that were found using third-party software to gain an unfair advantage. The software allowed cheaters to access information that was not visible during gameplay, giving them an upper hand against their opponents.

Valve did not reveal what data was being exploited by cheaters, but it is speculated that they were notified when they were within enemy wards. Some players even used the software at semi-pro levels to gain an unfair advantage. Once Valve’s technical team figured out the software was working, the company laid a trap to detect cheaters, leading to Dota 2’s largest ban wave to date.

Valve added a honeypot with a stealth update to catch cheaters who were using third-party cheat software. This section of data is only visible to those using such software, enabling Valve to find and remove cheaters from the player base. The developers will now work to fix the underlying issues that allowed these cheaters to operate.

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Valve also issued a warning to players using applications that read data from the Dota client, saying that their accounts would be banned from playing the game. The company emphasized that cheaters would not be tolerated in the Dota player base, and it would continue to fight against any illegal and unfair actions.

While Dota 2 has not had many issues with cheaters compared to Valve’s other multiplayer game, CS:GO, players have reported an increase in cheats and hacks in recent months. Valve is aware of this and promises to detect and remove new exploits as they come, banning users who cheat.


Pokdepinion: I still don’t get why people cheat in these kind of games and if you’re thinking that these people only do it for fun, I’ve seen a number of them try to go professional thinking they won’t get caught. Not gonna lie, the result tends to be hilarious so it does make for good content.

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Aiman Maulana
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