If you have not been taking part in CS:GO for 11 years, you would possibly’ve struggled to see what all of the fuss was about when Valve introduced Counter-Strike 2 this week. Sure, the maps are prettier on Source 2 and apparently the smoke grenades are rather a lot smokier, however it’s primarily the identical game with a bunch of good upgrades. Based mostly on information datamined from the Counter-Strike 2 closed take a look at occurring now, a kind of upgrades is perhaps a brand new solution to cease cheaters earlier than they will damage a complete match.

As seen by Twitter consumer Aquarius, Counter-Strike 2’s code mentions a function referred to as VAC Stay that may cancel an in-progress match if a cheater is detected.

“This match has been cancelled by VAC Stay,” the code reads. 

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Cool. In case you’ve ever encountered a blatant cheater in your favourite shooters, you know the way demoralizing it may be to place up with one for a complete 30-minute match. You may’t depart otherwise you get punished, so that you simply should play out the entire match and hope the anticheat kinds issues out later. If correct, VAC Stay will ship swifter justice and save everybody a while by cancelling the botched match.

It appears to be like like VAC Stay is taking a welcome cue from its most direct competitors: Valorant. Riot’s in-house anticheat Vanguard has featured in-progress match cancellations from day one. Watch it in motion right here and spot how relieved gamers are to really feel immediately vindicated of their cheater suspicions and glad the match ended early.

Like Vanguard, VAC most likely will not catch each cheater rapidly sufficient to cancel an in-progress match. It helps to be a preferred streamer {that a} developer watches particularly to be careful for cheaters, however I would nonetheless count on to get some notifications of suspensions hours or days after an encounter.

I hope CS2’s model of Valorant’s vibrant pink “CHEATER DETECTED” display screen is simply as dramatic and chilly.