In July, Valve released an update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This included a new Trusted Mode, which aims to reduce cheating by blocking all third-party apps. Unfortunately, this includes well-known apps such as OBS, Discord, Nvidia, and G-Loot, amongst others. While it can be frustrating not to be able to use these apps, it allows Valve to be sure that no unfair or dangerous applications can interfere with the game, ultimately improving the game experience.
If you would still like to use third-party apps, you will need to activate that in Steam using these steps:
- Launch Steam
- Right-click on CS: GO and select Properties.
- Under the General tab, click the Set launch options... button.
- Type in -allow_third_party_software and click OK.
- Close the game’s Properties window and launch the game.
Important: there will only be Training Challenges available, and you can only play these in competitive game mode. There are no plans to change this, but we will, of course, update users should something change.