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Looks like Valve did a bit of a woopsie. With the recent updates to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive they implemented a new anti-cheat tool with Trusted Mode but it appears at some point they forgot to enable it.

What is Trusted Mode? It's supposed to be the new default for all CS:GO players, which prevents a bunch of outside applications from interfering with it and hopefully prevent more cheating. It's only a small barrier by itself, just another in the list of ways Valve are trying to clean up CS:GO online play.

At least in the Linux version, it's actually not on by default (bug report - verified here at GOL too). If it's off, Valve noted in CS:GO updates that it may cause your Trust Score to be "negatively affected" so you might see more cheaters and terrible people. If you have the developer console enabled, you can run "trusted_launch_info" and it will tell you if it's on or off.

Thankfully, it's a super simple fix. Add this as a launch option until Valve sort it:

-trusted

So if you plan on settling into some CS:GO this weekend, this quick fix should help and you can carry on gaming on Linux.

Play CS:GO free on Steam.

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einherjar 1 Aug
Does one only have one trust factor? I mean, when a player plays untrusted, does he also get a worse trust factor when playing in trusted again?
Linas 1 Aug
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What's the use case for not enabling it?
Quoting: LinasWhat's the use case for not enabling it?

> If it's off, Valve noted in CS:GO updates that it may cause your Trust Score to be "negatively affected" so you might see more cheaters and terrible people.
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Quoting: LinasWhat's the use case for not enabling it?
> If it's off, Valve noted in CS:GO updates that it may cause your Trust Score to be "negatively affected" so you might see more cheaters and terrible people.
No, i mean is there any situation where you would want to disable it on purpose?
Quoting: LinasNo, i mean is there any situation where you would want to disable it on purpose?
It supposedly prevents other applications from interfering with the game. I'd presume this would include things like mangohud, although I have not tested this myself
Thanks for the tip Liam. I will try it out. I had to add -nojoy to my start up to get the game to run. I think it had issues with my force3d pro joystick.
Counter Strike is a nice game, now if I could just figure out how to silence the silly cussing boys that are saying the same three curse words in their limited vocabularies
Recently I met surprisingly high amount of griefers and that could be the issue. I need to try playing again with that -trusted option, sometime later, because I just finished playing with two team-killers in my team. I played 3 matches today and in all 3 had 2 team-killers in my team.
tombb0019 2 Aug
Quoting: einherjarDoes one only have one trust factor? I mean, when a player plays untrusted, does he also get a worse trust factor when playing in trusted again?

Trust factor is only affected while launched in untrusted mode. It will go back to normal if you return to trusted mode.
Quoting: bOrviS7000Thanks for the tip Liam. I will try it out. I had to add -nojoy to my start up to get the game to run. I think it had issues with my force3d pro joystick.
Counter Strike is a nice game, now if I could just figure out how to silence the silly cussing boys that are saying the same three curse words in their limited vocabularies

Open the Console in CS and type voice_enable 0 . With that voice chat is muted. Or just mute them manually in the Score Board.
1xok 2 Aug
Thanks for the tip, I wouldn't have known.
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