Online shooters are among the most popular multiplayer games today, but with this popularity come the cheaters who want to ruin everyone else’s fun. Many shooter titles had to grapple with them, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, PUBG and now Valorant, before the official release date.
The upcoming first person shooter Valorant started its closed beta some time ago, and Riot Games has now confirmed that the first cheater has already been banned. The leadership of the anti-cheat team has stated that they are ready to fight the fraudsters.
The message came from Paul Chamberlain, Programmer and anti-cheat chief of Riot Games on Twitter, and found that this was not just the first ban. It looks like other scammers are being exposed, already in the open beta. As surprising as it may be that fraudsters appear in the closed beta, Chamberlain remains confident that he and his team are ready for them. The League of Legends developer seems to be well prepared if you already have the anti-cheat software under control.
Multiplayer shooters are nests for cheaters
As said in the introduction: many shooter games have enormous problems with cheaters. Call of Duty: Warzone regularly banishes thousands of players every day! Valve has been using its anti-cheat tool ever since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free-2-Play is kept away, as are the cheaters. However, new hacks keep opening up so that you can hardly get out of breath.
A really effective anti-cheat could be the advantage Valorant needs to beat the competition.
Although the beta has only been available for a few days, it is Valorant at Twitch already become incredibly popular. Since the first day of beta, many streamers have stopped playing their usual games to try out the new shooter. It’s no wonder why, given a new game brand from the company behind League of Legends would always attract a large crowd. However, it’s the intriguing mix of hero-shooter mechanics and Counter-Strike’s tactical gameplay that has sparked player interest. In the open beta there were over 1.7 million viewers on Twitch on the first day.
Valorant should be released on the PC in summer 2020. The closed beta started on April 7th.