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Second Valorant anti-cheat system will be like CS:GO's Overwatch, arriving post-launch

Riot Games has revealed Valorant will have a second anti-cheat system, much like Overwatch from CS:GO
Second Valorant anti-cheat system will be like CS:GO's Overwatch, arriving post-launch

Riot Games' anti-cheat system for Valorant, called Vanguard, has been a hot topic of discussion this past week. There are concerns about the level 0 driver for the anti-cheat, which works even if you don't play the game.

While Riot has responded to concerns about Vanguard, we now know that there will be a second Valorant anti-cheat system after the game's official launch.

This second, unnamed Valorant anti-cheat system will be akin to that of CS:GO's Overwatch. For those who don't know, Overwatch in CS:GO is a system which takes player reports, and sends replay files to trusted users to analyze. The system is completely anonymous, which means those analysing the replays do not know which players they are viewing.

Over on Reddit, Valorant anti-cheat developer Paul "Arkem" Chamberlain explained that Riot Games is hoping to build something like CS:GO's Overwatch. However, they first need to build a replay system for Valorant.

It does seem as if Riot Games is committed to hunting down cheaters in Valorant, and a system such as CS:GO's Overwatch will put a lot of volunteer manpower behind Riot's efforts.

It remains to be seen when this second Valorant anti-cheat system will be implemented, as it could still be a long way off. Considering the game is only in its Closed Beta phase now, and a replay system still needs to get built, we probably won't see the new anti-cheat system for several months.

With that being said, allowing players the chance to analyze, and ban cheaters, even reaping some rewards in the process, is a great way to get the community involved in cleaning up any competitive game.