Remember when Tripwire caused a ruckus stating that they would be banning players from Killing Floor 2 for cheating and abusive behavior? You will want to sit down for this.
Steam has now clarified their policies, stating all of their developers can ban ‘disruptive’ players from playing their games. The decision to ban players falls entirely on the developer. Presumably, this includes the extent of the ban, from being temporarily blocked from playing online, to completely losing access to keys.
You can read the full terms below.
Playing games should be fun. In order to ensure the best possible online multiplayer experience, Valve allows developers to implement their own systems that detect and permanently ban any disruptive players, such as those using cheats.
Game developers inform Valve when a disruptive player has been detected in their game, and Valve applies the game ban to the account. The game developer is solely responsible for the decision to apply a game ban. Valve only enforces the game ban as instructed by the game developer.
For more information about a game ban in a specific game, please contact the developer of that game.