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Looks like Steam has once again swung the banhammer, and this time their anti-cheat system has discovered a whopping 40,411 accounts who are cheating.

The day after the big Steam Summer Sale concluded, the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system went into full swing, flagging a ton of accounts. Those accounts in question pretty much in danger of losing access to games and even the entire account if they get caught cheating. On top of that, and additional 4,972 accounts were banned from in-game reports, bringing up the total value of digital items lost to the ban, up to $9,580.

The last time Steam’s system swatted cheating accounts, it only sniffed out 15,227 cheaters, which is tiny compared to what they found this time around. So be safe, play legit, it really ain’t worth it.

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