Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) – How to turn off Trusted Mode

The Trusted Mode recently debuted inside CS GO and it looks quite promising so far. Wondering what actually is Trusted Mode and how to turn it off? Here is a guide.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) – How to turn off Trusted Mode

What is Trusted Mode in CS GO?

Here are some important points from the side of Valve that will help you understand Trusted Mode:

  • Players now launch CS:GO in Trusted mode by default.
  • While in Trusted mode, third party software will be blocked from interacting with CS:GO.

A backwards compatibility label “1.37.5.9” is temporarily available for players experiencing difficulty launching the latest version of the game.

If you are a third party developer, all of your DLLs that interact with CS:GO must be digitally signed.

If your customers would like to use third party software that is not digitally signed, they can start the game with the -insecure launch option. Note that they will not be able to join VAC servers with this option.

Here are the patch notes of the July 8, 2020 update:

How to turn it off?

[Note: Turning off Trusted Mode will negatively affect your Trust score.]

To allow third party software to interact with CS:GO, you can start the game with the -untrusted launch option.

  1. Launch Steam
  2. Go to you Library
  3. Right click on Counter-Strike : Global Offensive
  4. Select Properties
  5. Under the General tab click on Set Launch Options
  6. Now just add -untrusted in the box
  7. Restart Steam once

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