Partying with cheaters in CS2 will be penalized with Profile Rank and CS Rating loss2023-09-27 23:20:00
On September 27, Valve released Counter-Strike 2. The new game has some previously unannounced features, such as weekly case drops with two items to choose from. The complete release patch note also has new ways to deal with players teaming up with cheaters.
Matchmaking changes in CS2 Premier Mode
- When one or more party members get convicted of cheating and permanently banned, all their associates will be penalized with a loss of Profile Rank and CS Rating.
- In Premier, players with a very high established CS Rating are not allowed to party with accounts that do not have an established CS Rating
The measures were likely taken after a group of players reportedly boosted by cheaters climbed to the very top of the world leaderboards during the limited beta test.
Valve didn't specify if the Profile Rank and CS Rating will be permanent, nor did they say how this situation affects Trust Factor. They didn't say such a person would be banned from matchmaking. Looks like you will supposedly still be eligible to play Premier mode, but your Elo points will be invisible to you and not showcased in the charts.