VAC bans prevent you from playing on secured servers across all of Steam. Server administrators may issue a Server ban, but these are not as severe as a VAC ban. We cannot prevent Server bans at Valve; whoever runs the server can ban players for any reason they desire.
What does a VAC ban do to your account?
What does a VAC ban do? VAC bans prevent a player from entering Valve-protected servers. VAC-banned accounts can still play the game in offline mode or on private servers. Valve Anti-Cheat penalties only apply to the game that triggered them.
Does VAC ban affect all games?
No. Items and games cannot be moved from a VAC banned account to a different account, however, new games can still be purchased and registered on a VAC banned account and the account can still receive items, but not send them.
How long do VAC bans last?
If you know just one thing about Valve’s Anti-Cheat system (VAC), you probably know that a ban issued through it lasts forever. As Valve’s support page lays out clearly, “VAC bans are permanent, non-negotiable, and cannot be removed by Steam Support.”
Does a VAC ban ban your IP?
VAC is not known to IP ban. It is highly unlikely that they do IP ban.