Valorant’s Vanguard anti-cheat technology caused great controversy when it was announced last year. Players are dissatisfied with the fact that it loads at startup by default and quietly lurks in the background, waiting and watching even when Valorant is not running. Riot makes Vanguard more visible and easier to disable, but the basic requirement remains: if you want to play Valorant, you must run Vanguard.
After a year and a half, Riot’s strategy seems to be paying off. Riot anti-cheat analyst Matt “K3o” Paoletti said in a statement renew According to the news released today, the report rate of cheating in “Valorant” is the lowest ever.
Fighting cheaters is “an ongoing arms race.” Hardware-based cheating and “machine learning algorithms” have increased, but Paoletti said that Riot has been able to stay ahead of these efforts so far.
He wrote: “Despite what developers might say, the word’artificial intelligence’ does not make cheating undetectable.” “Not only that, we are addressing unique forms of cheating outside of the typical targeting robots, such as trying to tamper with the game engine. Cheating with assets. As of today, the reporting rate is at the lowest level in history.”
Paoletti admitted that there are still cheaters in “Valorant” and will always exist, but he said that Riot’s goal is to ensure that “cheating is never a viable way to achieve long-term competitive success in Valorant.” To this end, developers will continue to develop Vanguard while taking advantage of more general advances in network security, including “security upgrades to the operating system, so that we can better identify and prevent cheaters”-presumably against TPM (Trusted Platform) Module) required reference 2.0) on a Windows 11-based PC.
Paoletti wrote that it will also pay more attention to players who use cheating accounts to promote other players, “knowing that their accounts will be banned, but the promoters will keep their ill-gotten wealth.” “We have created automated measures to take action on elevated accounts, and we are still working on these.”
The effectiveness of Valorant’s anti-cheating can also be seen in a more subtle way. Activision recently announced the launch of kernel-level anti-cheat software for “Call of Duty: Warzone”, which proves the overall effectiveness of the technology itself. This time players seem to be happy to accept it (or at least tolerate it) as long as it works. .