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Developers can now ban users from their games on Steam

by Eric Frederiksen | May 6, 2015May 6, 2015 1:40 pm PST

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Valve will now allow developers with games on Steam to ban players from their titles on a game-by-game basis, the company announced last week.

Separate from Valve Anti-Cheat, this policy will allow developers to run their own anti-cheat monitoring and take action on anything they find. If a developer finds a cheater, they then notify Valve. Valve will ban the user specifically from the online services for that game.

The developer will hold sole power to apply (and likely remove) the ban – Valve simply takes actions on their orders. Previously, only Valve was able to take action on cheaters, and that is on a service-wide basis.

More granular options like these will hopefully allow developers to improve the more problematic aspects of their communities that Valve’s system-wide solutions can’t address.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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