July saw a record-breaking amount of CS:GO game bans

Bye bye, cheaters.

Image via Steam

Cheaters now have another reason to shudder in fear for their Steam accounts, as July was the highest month in history for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive bans.

The Steam Database found that 135,519 game bans were handed out by the end of July, meaning that the in-game report and overwatch case systems went to work. When a player is reported via the right-click function on the scoreboard, their case gets put into Overwatch–and no, it’s not the Blizzard game.

Overwatch is a handy judicial system that allows the community to determine if a user is innocent or guilty of a given accusation through brief demo reviews. Possible allegations include griefing (match-throwing), aim hacking, wall hacking, or other types of hacking, like scripting. Abusive text/voice chat is also an option to be banned for, but it’s less frequent and instead handled by Valve.

Related: The biggest VAC ban wave in history happened right after the Steam Summer Sale

The record for Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) bans, however, is still held by the month of June 2016 at 176,120—this July only saw 147,796 VAC bans as a result of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. VAC bans are different from game bans, as VAC bans are executed through anti-cheat software on Valve-secured servers, whereas game bans are given through a majority verdict in Overwatch.

Screengrab via [Steamdb](https://www.steamdb.info/stats/bans/)

To further quench your thirst for justice, you can visit Reddit’s /r/VAC_Porn subreddit, where lost inventories of banned cheaters can be found. Bon appétit.