Riot Games reacts to VALORANT cheating growing
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January 5, 2021

Riot Games reacts to VALORANT cheating growing

Riot Games developers responded in a discussion on Reddit about the recent increase of cheaters in VALORANT. In it, they talk about solutions to sever the possibilities of cheating.

Lately, the game is plagued with cheaters that can see through walls or use automatic aim assist. In addition, players can also abuse map bugs and voids to gain the upper hand over their opponents. All of this creates a situation in which what should be fun is then replaced by frustration. Riot Games seems aware of the issue and shared their thoughts on a Reddit post.

A Response on Reddit

Reddit user PeteyySD asked whether or not “anyone is gonna talk about the recent surge in cheaters?” Over 40 responses went on to complain about multiple facets of the game’s anti-cheat system. Some players mentioned that reporting cheaters had no tangible effects as they can see the one they reported still playing on official servers. Others mentioned that the Match Terminated screen is too disruptive.


Answers to this particular statement show that players care about their matchmaking rating. In fact, what they want to be implemented is a system that balances MMRs of players that were involved in every VALORANT game that a cheater played before getting caught.

“That is a cool idea, that is something we would like to do but got some bigger priorities in front of it right now.” said “RiotRaykay.”


Riot Games is aware that its famous first-person shooter VALORANT is tempting prey for cheating. Professional players also advise the community to be particularly aware during their gaming sessions. Even the esports scene is not the example it should be, with many bans over the course of a few months.

VALORANT players will now focus more than ever on finding out who is cheating, instead of trying to get a better performance across the board. Furthermore, smurfing is also a serious issue of the game, which makes the situation even worse.

VALORANT Cheating problem

Image credits to Riot Games

In Riot Games’ response, what transpires is that developers are mainly thinking about the ranking experience. After all, cheating is an issue that prevents new players that came because of the free-to-play possibility of playing the game on a daily basis. However, Riot Games’ post did not mention any dates or precise agenda for when these changes will be implemented.

Written by Charles FUSTER


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