Riot suing Valorant, Riot Games appears to be cracking down on cheaters after teaming up with Bungie to sue a popular cheat site selling hacks for Valorant, among lots of others. Cheating in multiplayer games is not a new phenomenon. Players are always looking to have the upper hand – whether it’s through an in-game exploit that developers have to patch or through outside help such as hacks.
With Valiant, Riot Games takes their anti-cheat software to the next level with the Vanguard system, Riot suing Valorant, which should end games as soon as a cheater is detected. However, a lot of slipping through the cracks and games can be spoiled by the hacker
However, League of Legends publishers seems to be tired of gaming-spoiling cheats, as they teamed up with Bungie to counter GatorCheats – a popular website that sells cheats for an entire library of games.
According to the complaint, which Polygon first obtained, both Riot and Bungie say damage from cheaters “could run into millions of dollars”. This is because, they say, games make money through microtransactions and a large player base. Turning off some of this player base because they have negative experiences against cheaters, hurts the publisher’s chances of making the game a success.
A Riot representative told Polygon, “Riot is fully committed to upholding these values for its players, so when we realize there is a cheat maker, you are betting we will go after him.”
The lawsuit is a fair way to get to court, but GatorCheats has since been stripped – and it now has an “under construction” message.
We’ll have to wait and see if the developers get what they want or not, or whether or not the cheat eventually gets distributed elsewhere. Only time will tell.