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Can I get banned for using custom icons?

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  • Crazewtboy
    Crazewtboy Member Posts: 1,242
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    The devs do not ban directly for the use of custom icons however there is no guarantee that the anti-cheat won't pick it up as a third party system and ban you automatically. I believe the developers will not revert this ban either.

  • Inji
    Inji Member Posts: 1,096
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    Using custom icons is an "Use at your own risk", since you are changing files from the game. @millennial_dwight Please be careful.

  • Thatbrownmonster
    Thatbrownmonster Member Posts: 1,640
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    Use it at your own risk, at the moment there are no reports of anyone getting banned for changing the png files

    But if the anticheat detects the change, it can ban you, and devs wont remove the ban

  • FireHazard
    FireHazard Member Posts: 7,314
    edited October 2019
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    @millennial_dwight

    As Inji said, its a "Use at your own risk" thing since you're tampering with the game files, and this could get you EAC banned through easy anti-cheat which is out of BHVRs hands if this happens.

    Since that ban is issued through Valve, it's out of BHVR'S jurisdiction once you get banned through easy anti-cheat. Even if it's within BHVR's power to remove the ban (Or they issued it), the ban will not be removed because it is considered "cheating/tampering with files" on Valves side.

  • HellCatJane
    HellCatJane Member Posts: 698
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    The official response is, that they do not directly ban for that. So, you can, however you are risking changing and altering other files that could lead you to a ban. And if you do get banned from EAC in any way, they can't help you with it.

    So it is a "use at your own risk".

  • millennial_dwight
    millennial_dwight Member Posts: 11
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    I do know that but say i get banned from it would i be able to be unbanned?

  • FireHazard
    FireHazard Member Posts: 7,314
    edited October 2019
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    @millennial_dwight

    No, like I said you won't be unbanned due to the ban being issued through EAC (Valves easy anti-cheat system for cheating)

    And it'll consider you were cheating in the game, which is a valve issued ban and it's out of BHVRs jurisdiction at that point.

    So when they say "use at your own risk" they literally mean USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

  • Mister_xD
    Mister_xD Member Posts: 7,669
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    the devs will not witchhunt you for doing it and they wont ban you if they see it.

    however, the easy anti cheat might detect you altering the game's files and automatically ban you.

    if that is the case, the devs wont be able to unban you, you will have to contact easy anti cheat themselves and hope they unban you.

    thats why the devs wont be able to unban you if you get auto banned, as it doesnt work through their system. they said you can do it if you want, though it does come with a risk where they wouldnt be able to help you.