Counter-Strike Players Unhappy about Valve’s New Mod Restrictions
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
Counter-Strike is definitely one of the most versatile and popular games in the world right now, but it looks like its creators want to change things up a bit as far as modding support is concerned. To be more specific, Valve has recently decided to restrict all server mods that would allow players to access custom items such as skins and weapons. This is being regarded as a harsh measure by many Counter-Strike players, as it dramatically limits the game’s potential to deliver more outlandish experiences. It’s true that the title benefits from a Steam Workshop, but since it only works for maps, players are severely limited in their modding choices right now.
Valve’s decision is particularly strange because Counter-Strike itself actually started out as a mod for Half-Life. Moreover, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source were both used to create overhauls such as the Zombie Mod, which is still greatly appreciated to this day. By comparison, Valve’s other hit, DOTA 2, enjoys extensive modding support, but comparing the two games is not exactly fair as they are fundamentally different. Below you will find a complete list of rules that Valve has implemented for Counter-Strike.
“We’re aware that some server operators are offering to their players false inventories and/or profiles as a free or paid service via mods on their servers. These mods inaccurately report the contents of a player’s inventory and/or matchmaking status, devaluing both and potentially creating a confusing experience for players.
Therefore, we are asking server operators to remove any mods and plugins that falsify the contents of a player’s profile or inventory.
To be clear, the services that should not be offered on a community server include (but are not limited to):
– Allowing players to claim temporary ownership of CS:GO items that are not in their inventory (Weapon skins, knives, etc.).
– Providing a falsified competitive skill group and/or profile rank status or scoreboard coin (e.g., Operation Challenge Coins).
– Interfering with systems that allow players to correctly access their own CS:GO inventories, items, or profile.”
Are you a Counter-Strike player, and if so, what do you think about these new restrictions?