DOTA 2 Players Banned by Valve

DOTA 2 Players Banned by Valve
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Valve has issued bans to DOTA 2 players following the abuse of a bug in the compendium system. The players who exploited the bug were able to upgrade their International Compendium to levels more than they had by purchasing.

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This isn’t the first time the DOTA 2 community has been surrounded by controversy as players have previously used bugs to level up their progress in the compendium system.

This latest exploit led to Valve removing the level from the players’ accounts who used the bug and even banning some.

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Valve Issues Bans to DOTA 2 Players

Valve bans DOTA 2 players who abused a bug in the compendium system
Valve bans DOTA 2 players who abused a bug in the compendium system

The recently launched compendium in DOTA 2 also saw the same fate after a bug was spotted by players.

The bug allowed players to click the “apply levels” button as many times as they wanted and let them apply more levels than they genuinely purchased. Some players even used auto-clickers to gain thousands of compendium rewards.

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Valve sent a notice to the players who exploited the bug on September 30 and temporarily disabled trading and marketing features for the stickers that were obtained through the compendium.

The company also removed an unfairly granted rewards from those players’ accounts and reset it to default. The notice sent to the players read,

“We recently discovered an issue where a small number of players were able to apply more levels than intended towards their Compendium rewards.

As one of the affected players, we have removed any incorrectly granted rewards from your account and reset your rewards to their default.

You can claim your correct rewards as normal on the Compendium rewards page.”

Valve added that players can claim their fair rewards on the Compendium rewards page and issued VAC bans to players who were attempting to sell the capsules from the bug on the Steam Marketplace.

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Valve also removed unfairly earned rewards from the players accounts
Valve also removed unfairly earned rewards from the players’ accounts

The bug was first found on September 28th and players who had a new pass with non-activated levels and a macro enabling several clicks quickly were able to exploit it, gaining dozens of levels for free.

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DOTA 2 players have also previously abused other bugs to gain unfair advantage
DOTA 2 players have also previously abused other bugs to gain unfair advantage

There have been several instances where DOTA 2 players have abused bugs to gain an advantage in the game, for example, in the battle pass system. Players have created custom lobbies using bugs and assembled imbalanced teams and win trading in some servers.

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A Reddit user, Ivanidze22811 claimed to have got his account blocked after he tried to sell stickers received with this latest bug.

Valve has previously issued bans to where players can’t queue games until 2038. Despite all these bugs and bans, DOTA 2 gamers always find ways to abuse certain bugs and gain in-game advantages.

What are your thoughts on players exploiting the latest bug in DOTA 2‘s Compendium? Do you think Valve did right by banning them? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.