Counter-Strike 2 erroneously VAC bans players for using high DPI mice
Some time ago, AMD's Anti-Lag+ feature inadvertently resulted in Counter-Strike 2 players copping VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) bans due to the feature tinkering with the game's DLL files. Now, players have found themselves at the wrong end of the banhammer for a seemingly more benign reason: high-DPI mice.
Users have taken to Reddit and YouTube to complain about the erratic VAC behaviour. The attached video shows how a user with a brand new Steam account got a VAC ban after turning their mouse DPI to 12,000 and moving their mice erratically. Other users have since replicated the issue with identical results, much to the dismay of the already angry Counter-Strike 2 fanbase.
It is worth noting that cheaters often replicate such erratic and incoherent movements with aimbots, causing VAC to flag innocent Counter-Strike 2 players incorrectly. Nonetheless, this is a massive oversight on Valve's part, and it runs the risk of banning legitimate players for no fault of their own. Valve has yet to address the issue in any official capacity.