Valve banned a large number of Dota cheaters

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Valve banned a large number of Dota cheaters

This action was Valve's way of sending a clear message to all cheaters out there. There is no place for them in any of his games, and Dota 2 is no exception to that. A cheater can be found in a lot of FPS titles, but in MOBAs they aren't as common as they are in FPS games.

There are fewer cheaters in titles like Dota 2 as well as the fact that these exploits are often harder to detect and discover, which is another reason why the number of cheaters is lower. Valve's latest action, in which the developer banned access to 40,000 players in order to stop cheating in Dota 2, showed that the game has a strong number of cheaters.

In order to access illicit information, they used third-party software that allowed them to access and use the information for their own benefit.


When Valve was working on fixing this exploit, they came up with a way of catching a large number of cheaters in the process.

One of the patches he released had a trap set up for them. Despite the fact that Valve has granted players access to certain data, the only way in which they would be able to access that data would be if they were using illegal software.

Considering that all banned players accessed this data, Valve is certain that there were major banning mistakes that occurred, and that each ban was well-deserved, as all banned players accessed this data. In total, 40,000 accounts were permanently banned from playing the game as a result of this.

Our current understanding is that we do not know whether any professional players are also involved in this wave of bans. "The prevalence of this family of cheats means that today's wave of bans is particularly large, but it's just the latest action in an ongoing campaign.

While the battle against cheaters often takes place in the shadows, we wanted to make this example visible and use it to make our position clear: if you run any application that reads data from the Dota client while playing the game, your account may be permanently banned from playing DOTA- e.

This includes professional players who will be banned from all competitive events organized by Valve. Dota is a game that is best enjoyed when played on an even playing field, where victories are achieved through skill and persistence," said Valve representatives.