The hacker issue in Counter-Strike2 is getting out of Control, Players Demand an Immediate Action

Mahir Faisal
By Mahir Faisal
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Players are expressing their frustration as the hacker issue keeps increasing in CS2.

The update to the source 2 engine was a much-anticipated demand of Counter-Strike fans. While Counter-Strike 2 does finally deliver it, the new title also came up with lots of negativity. CS2 has been here for a while now. The community loved the updated visuals and audio of the new title. However, players were found to have a hard time adjusting to some of the changes.

CS2 takes the core gameplay of its predecessor, CS:GO, and updates it with modern graphics. However, one much-talked-about problem remains even now: the cheater issue. Besides upgrading the game’s visuals and gameplay, the community also demanded an effective anti-cheat system. As of now, CS2 failed to do so, as hackers in matchmaking servers are getting out of control.

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Cheating in CS2 is Getting Out of Control

Counter-Strike 2 has one of the highest active player counts for competitive shooters. However, recently, the numbers have tended to decrease due to the uncontrollable cheating situations found. Players have reported finding cheaters for the majority of their games in official matchmaking servers.

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To fight the problem, the community is demanding an improved and effective anti-cheat. Apparently, Valve has implemented an AI-generated anti-cheat in CS2. This was supposed to catch the players using hacks and cheats through machine learning and AI. However, the practical result is nowhere to be found.

Cheating in CS2 is Getting Out of Control
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This problem is not confined to any particular game mode. Even the Premier mode is flooded with cheaters.

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Players Demand an Immediate Action

Currently, this cheater issue has grown so much in CS2 that players are boycotting the game out of frustration. This can also be seen in the player count data, as the gain for the last two months is negative. Even professional players are also starting to denounce Counter-Strike 2 until the issues around cheating have been resolved. Players are found expressing their frustrations and urging Valve to resolve the problem in official Steam forums and Reddit threads.

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Valve still has not published any official announcement on this matter. However, counting the backlashes from players, steps should be taken as soon as possible to keep CS2 alive. Fortunately, Valve has fixed many issues before with constant patch updates, as we hope to see in this case as well.

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Mahir, an Electrical Engineering student currently working as an FPS writer at GameRiv, prefers to introduce himself as a video game enthusiast. Mostly keen on competitive FPS titles like VALORANT and CS: GO, he also enjoys exploring casual story games.