Valve bans over 40,000 Dota 2 cheaters
Dota 2 developer and publisher Valve recently announced the banning of over 40,000 accounts for using third-party software to cheat in Dota 2. “Today, we permanently banned over 40,000 accounts that were using third-party software to cheat in Dota over the last few weeks,” wrote Valve in a blog post published yesterday, February 22, 2023.
The developers added a “honeypot”, a section of data that could not be read during gameplay and could only be read by third-party cheatware. This allowed the team to determine which accounts have been using cheats, and in turn, use that information to ban their accounts.
“Each of the accounts banned today read from this “secret” area in the client, giving us extremely high confidence that every ban was well-deserved,” said Valve.
Valve warns that future attempts to cheat will endanger your account for banning. The bans are permanent, and banned accounts will be barred from all Valve-sponsored events. The ban also extends to professional players, regardless of status.
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