CSGO players sometimes play with cheaters, hackers, grievers and even jerks online. The toxicity is an immediate reason for new players learning how to play Counter-Strike to leave. It is common to join a casual server and usually have poor behaviour. Finally, today, Valve announced they will work to fix the problem.
A blog post on the Official Counter-Strike blog read: “Squelching the Noise,” revealed by Valve that reporters that report a person for an abusive chat can now turn that player into a muted player.
While Valve has introduced last year’s settings to enable players to limit their view and hearing, it’s always been the responsibility of the player. Also, the players report violent talk with these new restrictions, Valve promises to respond to these complaints.
After a player receives “significantly more reports that other players,” a Valve warning is automatically issued. If the player reports do not drop, Valve will prohibit game-wide communication.
The player must gain a certain amount of XP via gameplays to lift the chat ban to be released from the ‘Comms prison.’ Other players still can decide if they really want to unmove an offending player.
Those throughout the whole world are wary of the fact that there is no new way to track violent chat. The report includes an option for reporting an abusive chat player over a number of years and the current update confirms the lack of use until now.
Others care about spam reports that might lead to Valve silencing their accounts purely on the basis of the number of reports, but that concern has been dealt with in the post. The author claims that data from long-term accounts are more accurate than from new accounts.
Those with this influence expect that they use it wisely, but some of the most famous offenders refer to new players. To learn to play CSGO is to make mistakes and veterans of CSGO have little interest in the growing pains of a new player. In the traditional Valve mode, players are still pushed onto the police force, the only difference is that the case is now heard by a judge.
“Because the new system is driven by reports, it lets players establish their own standards for communication and ensure that their fellow players receive anonymous feedback when they ‘re out of line,” said Valve.
This is only the last Counter-Strike update that pushes the game to a more inclusive and open state, or at least that seems to be the hope of Valve. Valve incorporates a programme that should have been there first and foremost for Counter Strike’s relentless push into the broader population. Better late. Better late than ever.