If you need your low CS:GO Trust Factor explained, or just the concept of the Trust Factor in general, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know: whether or not you can see your Trust Factor, how to improve it, and why it might be low in the first place. So, enough introductions, let’s dive in.
How to See Trust Factor in CS:GO
You cannot see your Trust Factor in CS:GO at the time of writing, according to the official explanation on Steam. This is because the developers “don’t want players to have to worry about any particular action while they’re playing CS:GO.” Plus, the Trust Factor matchmaking goes through constant tweaks, so the parameters keep changing.
That said, players that have Prime status will get a warning when somebody in the lobby has a Trust Factor that’s lower or significantly lower. You decide what you want to do with them. However, be aware that they might impact your enjoyment. And, yes, having Prime status does affect your Trust Factor.
Why is My CS:GO Trust Factor Low?
There is a number of reasons that your CS:GO Trust Factor might be low. The general idea is that, if you’re not a “positive member” of both Steam and the game’s community, your Trust Factor is going to suffer for it. If you’re a new player, your Factor is of course going to be on the lower side, but not as much as you might think. If you’ve been a good Steam community member before you start playing, you’ll start off with at least a decent Trust Factor. Now, it could be that the system has judged you unfairly. If you feel like that is the case, the post we linked above provides you with an email that you can send your questions and complaints to.
How to Improve CS:GO Trust Factor?
To improve your Trust Factor in CS:GO, you should play the game as much as possible, and be a positive member of the community. Also, be good in the general Steam community. Or, as the post from above puts it: “all players have to do to improve their matchmaking experience is continue playing CS:GO and other Steam games legitimately. The more a user plays, the more information the system has and the easier it will be for the system to determine who they should be matched with.” Granted, this is all a little bit vague, so if you still can’t figure it out, use the email provided in the post we’ve linked.