The source codes of the games CS: GO and Team Fortress 2 were in the public domain. All shooter files were published on the 4chan portal.
According to the source, the archive turned out to be old versions of the games: Operation Hydra was installed in CS: GO, and Jungle Inferno update in Team Fortress 2. The leak came from the environment of the youtuber Valve News Network, who was one of the first to announce the company’s work on a VR game in the Half-Life series and much more. The sources of the games have already found information about the canceled Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and 4.
Users believe that now that modders have full access to games, new versions of various cheats will appear on the network.
Valve confirmed that the source code for CS: GO and Team Fortress 2 really appeared on the network, which was originally introduced to partners in 2017 and leaked to the network back in 2018. The developers told the IGN portal that this will not hurt the players.
“Users have no reason to worry or avoid playing on current builds (as always, we recommend using official servers for the greatest security). We will continue to investigate the situation and notify the players if there is evidence to the contrary. If anyone has information about the leak, you can contact Valve Security through the company’s website. ”
The source code for the CS: GO and Team Fortress 2 games was publicly available on April 22, 2020. It was published by an anonymous user of the 4chan portal.