The company also hopes to keep players coming back by cutting down on toxic behavior. It’s using improved detection systems to separate “smurf” accounts (ones created by high-rank players to artificially inflate their win stats) from the usual matchmaking pool. Smurfs are now “much more likely” to match only against other smurfs, preventing them from ruining games for genuine rookies.
There’s similar action against booster accounts (those created solely to help the ranking of others). On top of better detection, Valve has ramped up both the volume of booster bans and now has systems in place to keep banning boosters. The
POSTED IN Games