Another day, another sad story. Valve has faced critical leaks that have even stopped some of its development processes. Half-Life 2 was leaked in the 2000s; then, we saw some of the Source engine’s codes for CS: GO last year. And now, Valve’s entire asset repository seems to be leaked. There is no official word yet, but the leaker’s post contains all the assets used for Valve’s games in the past years. This is a big problem for the company, and it might cause the games to get copied easier. Here are the details about that fresh leak and how it will affect the company.
Valve’s Entire Asset Repository Is Leaked
The developer repo is leaked by Leakerwanderer. The leaker says that he has had access to Valve’s asset repository since 2016, but he was threatened not to release this. It’s unknown who threatened the leaker, but he claims he’s sick of the quandary and decided to release all the leaks online. The repo’s size is massive; its only Team Fortress 2 content is about 61GBs. Alongside the assets, the repo contains the other modified content. The leak contains the files for Portal, CS: Source, Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source, and Half-Life 2: Episodes 1, 2, and Half-Life 2 multiplayer.
This isn’t the only leak that happened in 2016. The Source engine used for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was also leaked on that date. With today’s leak appearing online, Valve is facing a more serious problem. The tweeters who saw the links didn’t get attention at first. But after it got noticed by PCGamer, the problem became heavier. The asset leak isn’t a problem that will directly affect the gamers, but some developers will have a chance to use the Source engine without a license. 2016’s Source engine leak didn’t stop the development of CS: GO, but Valve has to take care of this leak. Otherwise, these leaks could even affect gamers.