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A Valorant clip of a player cheating in-game emerged only two days after the closed beta launched.
Riot Games has praised their anti-cheat for the new first-person shooter game Valorant, and it seems it’s already being put to the test.
Former Call of Duty and PUBG pro ‘phantasyftw’ shared a clip that went viral on Twitter of an aim-hacker in-game only two days after the game’s release.
Phantasyftw described the player as “full on aimlocking”, the hacker was on his team playing Sova, and just ran around the map, making it almost impossible for the enemies to get out of spawn.
Riot Games developer Paul ‘arkem’ Chamberlain responded to the clip directly, “It sucks, but today we had to ban our first cheater, and it looks like more bans are on the horizon,” he said, “I was hoping for a little more time before this fight kicked off but we’re in it now and we’re ready.”
Well it sucks, but today we had to ban our first cheater (and it looks like more bans are on the horizon).— Paul Chamberlain (@arkem) April 9, 2020
I was hoping for a little more time before this fight kicked off but we're in it now and we're ready.
It is merely the beginning of Valorant’s battle with cheaters, a battle all fps games are fighting. Riot stated they’ve got a number of fail-safes to protect the competitive integrity of their game. Which included a ‘Fog of War’ system meant to resist wallhacks, omitting information about “player locations until just before line of sight contact.”
The Vanguard anti-cheat system will automatically detect cheats as the game is in progress, and “any game with a cheater detected will be ended immediately and forgiven for all other players.”
If you encounter a possible hacker the best method to get Riot Games attention is to use the report function in-game.