GSLT bans are non-negotiable and cannot be removed or reduced by Steam Support.
If an automated cooldown or ban is determined to have been issued incorrectly, it will automatically be rolled back by our servers. If you wish to discuss this system with the community, you may do so here.
GSLT (Game Server Login Token) bans are issued to server operators offering false inventories and/or profiles as a free or paid service via mods on their servers. These mods inaccurately report the contents of a player’s inventory and/or matchmaking status, devaluing both and potentially creating a confusing experience for players.
Server operators receiving a GSLT ban will receive the following in-game message:
Players receiving this message are permanently banned from operating community servers in CS:GO and will receive a matchmaking cooldown. The matchmaking cooldown for GSLT bans restricts users from playing CS:GO matches and trading in-game items for the duration of the cooldown. For more information about cooldowns, please see our competitive cooldowns and bans FAQ.
Players wanting to host servers in the future will need to use a Steam account that has never shared a phone number with a GSLT banned account and re-purchase CS:GO.
If a server provides any of the following services we ask that you disable them:
Players that have been GSLT banned also receive a matchmaking cooldown and are unable to trade for the duration of their cooldown.
No. Servers that provide custom knives, like 'vanilla' Karambit or Bayonet knives, are generating/simulating items that are not owned by a player and may result in a GSLT ban.
No. Regardless of who can see the items, mods should not generate/simulate items that are not owned by a player. Offering these mods may result in a GSLT ban.
Yes, it’s fine to provide basic stock weapons to players via a mod.
Yes, it’s fine to offer a mod that modifies scores or player names in the scoreboard. These mods typically exist on surf servers where group tags represent skill rating, score is your rank on the server, MVP is your completion percentage, etc.
As long as the mod is not granting an item that a player does not own, these mods are OK to offer. There are some game modes where it makes sense to have unarmed players, like surfing and trading servers where players give items to each other to inspect.
Note: If a game server is allowing players to drop their knives, no additional plugins should be required if the server runs with a built-in “mp_drop_knife_enable 1” setting.