Valve: no reason for alarm over 'CS:GO' source code leak

The code floating around has already been shared with partners.


Earlier today, source code for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 started to circulate, alarming gamers and modders who worried that they could expose security flaws. At least one project shut down as a precaution. However, code for the game has been previously available, this leak just spread it much wider.

According to Valve, in a statement posted from the CS: GO Twitter account, they “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” and found no reason for alarm among players. SteamDB operator Pavel Djundik suggested similar, saying it would probably provide “very little” help to cheat developers.

The only advice from Valve is for players to stick to official servers, and a promise of further updates if any other information comes to light.

Update: Valve also posted from the Team Fortress 2 account, similarly noting that it had no reason to believe players should be alarmed.