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After Valve decided to make third-party trading harder by implementing a 7 day cooldown for CSGO trades, a majority of the players shifted to PUBG items for their daily trading. Today, PUBG Corp. announced that it is temporarily restricting the ability to trade items from one account to another. In their official steamcommunity page, PUBG Corp. said,

“Starting today, we’re going to temporarily turn off access to “personal trades” for all PUBG items.

Some context: Normally, players can trade items using either the “Market trade” or “Personal trade” features. “Market trade” lets you sell items through the Steam market system. “Personal trade’” is supposed to allow friends to trade items without any costs attached.

Recently, though, we’ve seen a few cases of players using the personal trade function to sell items using third party sites. This is essentially an abuse of the system. To prevent this, we’re temporarily turning off personal trades while we search for a better solution. Once we figure out a way to prevent abuse, the restriction will be lifted.”

Fans will definitely be disappointed after this announcement, but it is important to note that this is temporary, although further trading restrictions will be permanently applied to cripple third party trading sites.


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