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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:


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.

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NeoTrantor 2 Aug, 2020
Well that explains lot! 2/3 games that I play have blatant cheaters :(
mihaib 2 Aug, 2020
Quoting: TimeFreeze
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.

Since it is a team play game, it may be best to leave voice on and only ban people who annoy you or use the voice chat wrong
Vax 7 Aug, 2020
Does anyone else get hitching/stutter while playing CSGO on a modern, powerful rig? I've never been able to get it totally ironed out. Doesn't do it on Windows using the same hardware.
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