Valve’s anti-cheat software solution VAC is pretty good at catching and removing cheaters from multiplayer games, but it doesn’t catch all the disruptive players that are ruining your online experiences. Now, Valve will allow developers to help with this problem by giving them the ability to ban players as well.
According to a recent , developers can implement their own systems to detect and permanently ban disruptive that use cheats, but they’ll still have to go through Valve.
“Game developers inform Valve when a disruptive player has been detected in their game, and Valve applies the game ban to the account. The game developer is solely responsible for the decision to apply a game ban,” Valve said. “Valve only enforces the game ban as instructed by the game developer.”
Players who think they were banned in a specific game unjustly will have to contact the developer of that game to resolve the issue. Valve will also have to approve developers before they’re allowed to use this system, and reserves the right to revoke access if a developer abuses it.
You can find out more about the new banning system .