I’ve created this thread to help Rust Section with people that spam forums with threads like: why they got vac banned or that they were innocently banned.
So i guess you’ve come here out of curosity or just got VAC’d
Basics About V.A.C
VAC aka Valve Anti Cheat is Anti-Cheat software created by Valve Software for multiplayer games to prevent player’s from hacking
It is used in most multiplayer games based on source engine and few non-source choosen ones like Rust
How does VAC works?
VAC detects any attempts of modifying game process either manually or using automated tools like hacks or programs
If you will try to modify some stuff in active process of rust it might get you flagged
No matter what kind of program you use
Messing with game process or .dll files will be detected and will result getting your account flagged
If your account gets flagged you will be put onto VAC Ban Queue
VAC Ban Queue is a database storing steamids of people that will get vac ban in time
The Delay Of Vac Ban
Vac bans are not instant
They have random delay before they happen
From few days up to few weeks and maybe even more
This way Hack Designers have lower possiblities of finding vac exploits / workarounds
Banned For No Reason?
There is like extremly low chance to get banned due to bug of game
Thought if you would be victim of that there’d be probatly more victims
Which would get attention of Valve & Rust Dev Team and you’d probatly be unbanned with rest of unlucky people
How to remove VAC Ban
It is impossible to remove vac ban manually by using hacks or any programs
Only one who are able to that are Valve Employees and possibly Rust Devs if they contact with Valve
How to avoid getting VAC’d?
Just don’t download any .dll or .exe modifications for Rust that might give you advantage over other players
You might be desperate enought to try tricking valve employees into beliving that you are actually innocent
You should give up doing so
They’ve got logs of every vac ban
Which shows what has been done and harmed
They might suspend your account for doing so
Official Sources About Valve Anti Cheat