It looks like Steam will be working hard this year to clamp down on cheaters. The Steam 2018 Year In Review report revealed that CS:GO Trust Factor matchmaking will get an upgrade. This means those with a high Trust rating in CS:GO will have to deal with fewer cheaters. As well as reducing CS:GO cheaters, Trust Factor matchmaking will also be available to other games.

Steam Upgrades Trust Factor Matchmaking

Steam made an announcement in their 2018 Year in Review. The report covered many interesting statistics from the past year, for instance hitting 47 million daily users and expanding their global reach.

The report also covered what Steam will do to improve in 2019. One of the most interesting points was how Trust Factor Matchmaking will get an upgrade.

Steam Trust: The technology behind Trusted Matchmaking on CS:GO is getting an upgrade and will become a full Steam feature that will be available to all games. This means you’ll have more information that you can use to help determine how likely a player is a cheater or not.

Trust Factor Matchmaking lets players play against opponents with a similar Trust Factor rating. This is generally meant to separate the cheaters from legit players. With an upgrade, this should lead to less cheating in matches for clean players.

Biggest VAC Wave of CS:GO Cheaters

While cheating impacts all online games to some level, CS:GO has had a particularly problematic history with cheaters.

There were numerous CS:GO cheating scandals last year, including pro players cheating at official events.

The problem in CS:GO matchmaking is even worse. Since it became free-to-play, Steam had its highest amount of VAC bans ever for CS:GO cheaters.

With a new Prime system and an upgrade to Trust Factor Matchmaking, hopefully, CS:GO cheating will become less of a problem for players in 2019.