Many, if not most of the cosmetic items you find in Valve games CS: GO, Dota 2 and Team Fortress, are actually user creations, after they go through the Steam Workshop. The Steam Workshop is available for a variety of titles not from Valve, but for Valve’s own games, they have now implemented a moderation process so that they can combat scammers who promise “free skins” and could even lead to hijacked accounts.
It is important to note that Steam Workshop items for any other games will remain unaffected by this change and that the moderation process is only for CS: GO, Dota 2 and Team Fortress, the latter recently had a big Steam market crash in case you didn’t know. Further, those content creators who have a tonne of subscribers and voters already will be exempt from the process.
Hopefully, the Steam Workshop moderators will be able to keep up with the submissions, but it is a great move by Valve to stop scammers right in their tracks.
Have you made any submissions to the Steam Workshop for CS: GO, Dota 2 or Team Fortress 2? What do you think about this change by Valve? Let us know in the comment section below.