Source code for Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 began circulating and was confirmed by Valve earlier today, causing panic for players and modders. However, the DOTA2 developer assured that there’s no cause for alarm because the CS:GO source code in question is the same code that was released to partners in 2017. Since the code has already been leaked years earlier, the latest leak has only increased its visibility – it doesn’t expose security flaws or compromise players.
“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,” Valve said in a tweet on the CS:GO account. The company also reminded players to play using official servers while they continue to investigate the matter.
Valve also instructed players on how to best report any security flaw they find or know any information regarding the leak. However, the company completely left out any information about the TF2 leak. The assurances also failed to calm some players and communities –TF Creators has shut down its servers until further notice as a precautionary measure.