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Valve Confirms CS:GO, Team Fortress 2 Source-Code Leak

The discovery of leaked source code for two popular games – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Team Fortress 2 – has led to security concerns and even calls for gamers to uninstall the software from their computers.

The developer and publisher of the two games, Valve, is downplaying the source-code leak, saying it does not see “any reason for players to be alarmed or avoid the current builds.” In a statement posted on the CS:GO and Team Fortress 2 Twitter accounts, Valve said the source code in question is older, dating to 2017 — and that it was already part of an existing leak from 2018.

“We will continue to investigate the situation and will update news outlets and players if we find anything to prove otherwise,” said Valve on Wednesday. “In the meantime, if anyone has more information about the leak, the Valve security page…describes how best to report that information.”