Steam had released a new update for CS:GO which allowed users to opt into a new anti-cheat method they were testing for CS:GO which disallowed third-party applications which are not digitally signed. Earlier today the option to opt into this became the default, forcing users to use it or to opt out and play with other users who have opted out which means there is now a higher change for a cheater in the game.
Now that everyone has opted in by default many people are noticing applications they they use to use with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now work anymore. These applications range from chat applications like Teamspeak and Discord to video recording software such as Fraps, xSplit and OBS.
How to record CS:GO after the anti-cheap update
To record your gameplay now it will require you to run the game in fullscreen windowed or just windowed mode. This can be done by opening up your settings inside of the CS:GO, pressing on the video tab and changing the “Display Mode” to “Fullscreen Windowed”.
The alternate option is to run CS:GO in untrusted mode which can be done in the launch parameters of CS:GO by adding:
Using the untrusted mode though may impact your trust factor score when searching for competitive games.
Update 08/06/2020: Untrusted is no longer supported by Valve in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
A lower Trust Factor means:
- Longer wait to find games
- Higher chance of hackers in the game
- Playing with others who are using smurf accounts (High rank player on low level account)
Additionally with this update comes various bug fixes and a warning that will appear if you open CS:GO outside of the official Steam platform.
If you have had any issues with this update or have some feedback I would love to know by leaving a comment below.