Over 3,700 Valorant cheaters have been banned by Riot Vanguard this past week. During the early days in the beta stage, Riot Games promised an advanced anti-cheat system, so this is fantastic to see. This is evidence that Riot are pushing to keep their game as competitive as possible.
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Details on the bans
On June 2nd, the Anti Cheat Police Department posted a tweet showing some of the responses from those who were banned. It’s crazy to see that some players paid over $100 for some of their cheats.
Those players affected in the ban wave will have to go to drastic measures to play Valorant again. Valorant cheaters will need to buy a new computer if they wish to continue playing. When you take into consideration how expensive some players’ systems are, this isn’t an extra expense you would want to be hit with. However, it is fully justified, as players should not have been using cheats in the first place.
Are there still Valorant cheaters?
Unfortunately, this hasn’t wiped out all of the cheaters in Valorant, but it is a very good start. The fact that players are receiving hardware bans when caught cheating shows us that Riot Games are not playing around here.
This bodes incredibly well for the future of Valorant as an esport. Even holding its stance as a casual competitive game for people to play, eliminating all aspects of cheating in the game will be phenomenal. We are sure more ban waves will come in the near future, so be sure to keep up to date with all Valorant news.
One huge positive to take from this is the potential growth this will hold for Valorant. It’s is already topping the charts on Twitch etc following its release, but maintaining this down the line will be tricky. Many of the current popular competitive FPS games have major cheating problems. This means a stable, cheater free gameplay option on Valorant will attract all forms of players.