Earlier this week, Valve rolled out yet another update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The latest software update consists of a seven-day cooldown session. The list includes numerous trading in-game items that potentially spark massive changes. This action is especially real in the cases wherein details are reselling, and markets are being bet on as such. Readers are advised to keep up to date with the latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patches on their official website as they are quick to release updates for their systems.
As reported first by Dot Esports, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive items are typically received through trades. They go on to be unavailable to trade again for the next seven days or so as such. They have been put in line with other items that are purchased on the Steam Community Market.
Valve says that the change is an effort to reduce trades conducted by “third party services” used fraudulently. “Unlike players, these services rely on the ability to trade each item very frequently,” Valve said in the CS: GO update post-Thursday. “In contrast, a given item moves between actual players no more than once a week in the vast majority of cases.”
An increasing number of government organizations are taking a hard look at the grey market which gambles in in-game items. Valve is, therefore, under immense pressure to make a call on the matter.
As can be recalled, the American FTC last year settled a case against two social media personalities who had deceptively promoted the skin gambling website, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Moreover, UK’s Gambling Commission had been studying the phenomenon of skin betting among minors as well. Valve say they realize this change will be disruptive for some players, and that they’ll “continue to evaluate trading policies as time goes on.”