a new post to the VALORANT blog
, Riot Games further discusses
to curtail the
aggressive behavior of the Vanguard software they use to fight cheating in their
competitive tactical shooter (thanks
). Here's the latest from anti-cheat lead Paul
We’ve heard feedback from players that it felt like Vanguard
was being overbearing in its approach to security so we’re taking another
approach. As of last week, Vanguard’s compatibility with vulnerable software
packages has been expanded. While a small number of drivers are still blocked,
from now on almost all of the software that Vanguard was previously blocking
will work properly on Vanguard protected computers.
In the future we’re going to prefer non-invasive solutions to security issues
where possible, finding ways for Vanguard, VALORANT and that one weird RGB
driver to coexist. If we can’t find a way for them to all work together, we’ll
disable the game rather than disable your other software. Only in the most
egregious cases will we block any software from running on your computer.
We’re continuing to improve Vanguard and we need your feedback to make good
decisions. So please let us know how you feel about our anti-cheat efforts and
we’ll do our best to keep everyone (except cheaters) happy.