Valve has dropped a bombshell on CSGO skins and items traders by adding a 7 day trading restriction on items received on Steam sent via trade.

Valve’s official statement is as follows:

“Steam trading was created to allow customers to easily exchange items with each other, and each day we see thousands of customers using Steam Trading in this way. Recently we’ve been looking into ways to reduce some negative unintended uses of trading in CS:GO (such as fraud and scams), with the goal of preserving trade between players.

Starting today, CS:GO items received in trade will have the same seven-day trade cool down as items purchased in-game or via the Steam Community Market.”

This will greatly affect trading and selling CSGO items via third party services and marketplaces by adding a week long delay to items being moved from Steam inventories to outside market places.

Valve has also stated that they’re looking forward to feedback for this change in order to adjust their trading policies with the following statement:

“We want to make sure that Steam item trading is a useful feature that continues to provide customers with the freedom to give and receive items as they wish. However, we realize today’s change may also be disruptive to some players. We’ll continue to evaluate trading policies as time goes on”

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