Valorant’s Vanguard anti-cheat system seems to be working in the background throughout the whole Beta phase. As we all know, Vanguard was not fully automated in the Beta but has become very much responsive to abnormal gameplay in the full version of the game. Yesterday, Vanguard managed to ban thousands of players, for which their frustration was duly noted.
During the Beta, Vanguard hasn’t performed any auto-bans but instead was just collecting data. Some sort of AI knowledge consumed and ready to use when the game goes live. For that moment has arrived, Valorant and Vanguard are now laughing at those seeking ways to alleviate their bans.
Sadly, that’s not an opportunity, as HWID bans eliminate the machine by a unique hardware number that cannot be changed. Therefore, creating a new Riot Games account won’t mitigate the problems and would still get you banned unless you replace your gaming rig.
Below you can take a look at the frustration expressed by cheaters (promoted by @Anti-Cheat Police Department), discord, game hack forums, and more.
— Anti-Cheat Police Department 🕵️ (@AntiCheatPD) June 2, 2020
Funny enough, players still believe and are hammering their heads against the wall that the Vanguard anti-cheat would unban them so they’ll continue on a rather peaceful mission. Those who were using a third-party software to elevate their in-game performance during the Beta haven’t been circumvented by the Vanguard anti-cheat as well. A funny story that everyone should hear about!