FACEIT permabanned more than a thousand viewers for changing ingame settings

On April 25th, FACEIT blocked more than a thousand players for exploiting a vulnerability that consists in modifying the data in the Soundmixers.txt game file so that the sounds of other players' footsteps can be heard better. The day before, the author of YouTube channel Mefju23281 with thousand subscribers told about the method.

After the first wave of bans with the wording "exploiting the vulnerability in the game", which took place on April 23-24 and affected about 400 accounts, the Polish YouTube channel removed the video and publicly apologized. He noted that he feels guilty despite the warning of the audience about the risks.