Update | 23 April
CS:GO and TF2 have released their statements about the leak. The company has assured gamers that the leaked code is an older version of the source code and there is no need to be alarmed.
CS:GO’s statement reads “We have reviewed the leaked code and believe it to be a reposting of a limited CS:GO engine code depot released to partners in late 2017, and originally leaked in 2018. From this review, we have not found any reason for players to be alarmed or avoid the current builds.”
We have reviewed the leaked code and believe it to be a reposting of a limited CS:GO engine code depot released to partners in late 2017, and originally leaked in 2018. From this review, we have not found any reason for players to be alarmed or avoid the current builds.
— CS:GO (@CSGO) April 22, 2020
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Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Team Fortress 2 are two of the most famous multiplayer games out there. Counter Strike has been around for ages and has almost a cult-following, and similar things can be said for TF2. If you’re a fan of either of the games, this news might put a damper on your day: someone leaked the source code for Counter Strike Global Offensive, and Team Fortress 2 on the internet for anyone to see.
For the uninitiated, let me explain why this is not only a big deal, but also bad news. With the source code for these games available on the internet, cheat-developers will be able to develop nastier cheats and hacks for the games, and being a CS:GO player myself, I can tell you the game definitely doesn’t need any more cheats than it already has.
News about the leak first surfaced on Twitter, and was shared by @2Eggss in a thread.
First news of the day:
— 2Eggs – "better to be safe than sorry" (@2Eggsss) April 22, 2020
The scale and implications of this leak are massive, and once the person responsible for leaking this highly sensitive source code comes to light, he will undoubtedly have a major uphill legal battle against Valve.
As for us, the gamers, this might mean the end of CS:GO as we know it. Valve was expected to release Source 2 for the game later this year, but seeing this new development, the company might just release it sooner in order to essentially nullify this source code leak.