Riot's Vanguard Battling out with the cheaters

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

May, 15.2020

Riot Games has declared from the beginning there'll be no mercy for cheaters. With the specially designed anti-cheat software Vanguard, they are now taking a hard stand and the consequences could even expand beyond Valorant

Does the Vanguard actually work unlike VAC?
Riot’s weapon of choice against cheaters has repeatedly been criticized as being too intrusive and a potential security leak. Nevertheless the numbers now suggest that Vanguard is indeed working out well in catching cheaters. On the other hand it is also appaling to see this many cheaters in a closed beta.

Riot has created the so-called "Soulbans", which is really just a cooler name for hardware bans. This effectively makes it pointless to create a new account as the cheater's hardware will be tagged. Furthermore, at this stage of the game (closed beta) you would also need a new beta key for it. Over 8,000 hackers have already been removed from the beta, and the trend is rising.For the integrity of VALORANT it is important that the number of banned cheaters continues to rise. Even if that means that an even larger part of the community is cheating, but in the end nobody wants to play a rigged game in unfair conditions.