In a blog post today, Riot’s senior anti-cheating analyst Matt Paoletti provided substantial insight into ongoing efforts to stop cheating at Valorant. The article is broad and covers things like the Anti-Cheat Team’s plans for the future and the state of anti-cheat development in the gaming industry with the advent of hardware-assisted cheats. While the situation is far from perfect in Valorant and everywhere else in the game, Riot’s post had a mostly optimistic tone, stating that reports of cheating in their game are at an “all-time low.”
The update is part of a regular series on the state of cheating at Valorant, as the title is understandably a big target for hack makers. Riot had bold claims for Valorant’s Vanguard anti-cheat system at launch, but the game was almost immediately inundated with aimbots and other problematic hacks. The battle to rid Valorant of cheaters has never stopped in the background, and the tone of this most recent update indicates that the hack makers aren’t exactly winning. Paoletti claims that despite big claims from cheat developers that machine learning cheaters are not immune to detection, Valorant is today in the best shape he has ever known.
The update goes on to say that Riot is working to resolve other hack related issues in Valorant, including boosting and account theft.