Valorant Bans Nearly 9K Cheaters, Unintentionally Removes Blood

Published: May 12, 2020 6:04 PM /



Riot Games are trying to expand into other genres other than MOBA and their dominance over it for years with League of Legends. One of their numerous recent projects is Valorant, a tactical shooter looking to disrupt Counter Strike: Global Offensive's grip and bring a fresh experience to the players. The game's closed beta is currently running, and the fact players had to connect their Riot Games accounts to Twitch and watch other streamers play it to gain access drew in millions of people worldwide to tune in for the hopes of getting a code.

Riot Games recently revealed a significant update is coming to Valorant, and normally with patches that bring major changes to a game, there are certain parts that don't go as planned. It performed countless weapon, character, and even map changes, addressing numerous issues that players brought up earlier, and shows the studio is taking player's feedback to heart.

However, Reddit users spotted the update actually removed blood and hitsounds for some people, even if you have 'mature' settings turned on. Riot Games were quick to acknowledge their mistake and confirmed through Valorant's socials it was an unintentional result and are looking into fixing it as soon as possible. It is an aspect that players rely on heavily to know whether they hit their shots or not, and reportedly, affected players weren't getting any form of visual or audio confirmation of their shots landing. It is an important aspect of the game that the community hopes to get fixed soon enough.

As for Riot's Vanguard anti-cheat system, the company reported it managed to detect and ban around 9 thousand users, making Valorant a better place for skillful players and those who are looking to legitimately improve. However, the application has been on the receiving end of controversy ever since players knew it receives access to Ring 0 of their PCs. Earlier in May, Valorant's patch at the time broke it for many players when they were attempting to fix it from blocking some players from being able to use their keyboards and mouse. Not only that, there were reports from players regarding the anti-cheat system overheating their graphics cards, and damaging their computers, as well as ones of it causing interference in other games. Most recently, before today's banwave, last night Vanguard was guilty of randomly kicking people out of games. 

How has been your ranked climb so far on Valorant looking like? Are you enjoying what Riot Games are bringing to the tactical shooter genre? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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