What does a CS:GO Prime account have in store for you? Is this Valve update beneficial to eliminating cheaters?
The primary account is a topic that many people are interested in, so we’ll tell you why you need one and how to acquire it. We will also address some frequently asked questions regarding this subject.
What Exactly a Prime Account?
Valve launched primary accounts as an experiment to see if gamers would play better against comparable gamers with prime accounts. Since April 2016, the prime account system has been in place.
In reality, the system has evolved into a permanently utilized gaming utility.
Why Do You Need a Prime Account?
To distinguish players into two categories, a Prime account is required.
- Gamers who have a Prime account are more reputable.;
- Gamers are mostly cheaters who do not use prime accounts.
What is the Best Way to Obtain a Prime Account?
To acquire a CS:GO Prime account, you must verify your phone number on Steam and achieve at least a Private level of 21 (Lieutenant).
If you have a Service medal, you may also obtain a Prime account. Click on the Details button near the Prime Account Matchmaking string on top of your CS:GO profile menu. Then, click Upgrade.
How Prime Accounts Keep You From Being Cheated On
If you already reached level 21 in the Personal rank and have your phone number confirmed on Steam, you may upgrade your account to Prime. Otherwise, you will be paired against other users who have not upgraded their accounts. In the case of a cheater being banned from VAC and then creating a Prime account, the cheater number will be blacklisted for a minimum of one month (minimum). The cheating individual’s number will be permanently blocked if the cheater is continuously prevented by his/her phone number. If you receive one of your Prime account VAC banned, all of your other Prime accounts will also be VAC banned.
Do I need a mobile Steam authenticator to upgrade my Prime account?
No, you don’t need to use this authenticator, but it is advised for increasing the security of your account and trading platform.
What should I do if a wrong account was accidentally upgraded to Prime?
Within three days, you may transfer the Prime status to another account linked to the same phone number. After 6 months, you will be able to reassign your status again.
Is it possible that I will not be upgraded to Prime?
You will not be able to compete with gamers who have Prime account access, however you will be able to compete with both regular account players and Prime account users that have unlocked the ability to play against people without Prime accounts.
Is a Prime membership sufficient to secure you from cheats?
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Cheaters purchase Prime memberships and use them for their illicit activities.
How can I update my Steam phone number?
Go to your Steam account page and look for the name in the top right corner.
- To access account information, click “Account Details.”
- Under “Contact information,” choose “Manage your phone number.”
- Enter your phone number and then hit ‘Next.’ Steam will send you an SMS message with your confirmation code – to verify, type in the code.