Valorant

Valorant Radiant player banned for cheating in the middle of a scrim

Published: 27/Jan/2021 13:15

by Lauren Bergin

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A high-ranking Valorant player was banned for cheating, right in the middle of a scrim against professional players.

On January 27, Anthony ‘antmanosca’ Manosca, a pro Valorant coach, was caught off guard as the in-game anti-cheat detected a pretty awkward situation, mid-scrim.

The game stopped suddenly, as players were alerted to the cheating player – who had somehow reached the highest rank in the game.

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There are some things you never want to see, and this red screen is one of them.

Radiant player banned mid-scrim

Midway through scrims with Dignitas Female, there’s a wave of shock as the game appears to crash before the screen is dominated by the infamous red ‘Hacker Detected’ screen.

A quote tweet from Amanda ‘Rain’ Smith, one of female-fronted lineup’s main stars, reads “IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR SCRIM”. The original tweet quoted was from fellow squad member Juliana ‘Showliana’ Maransaldi.

It’s antmanosca’s tweet is the true shocker though, as it includes a link to the original clip from the game. The random ban is met with complete confusion by Dig Female, as well as the coach himself.

Who was the hacker?

It turns out that, according to user @AntiCheatPD, the alleged cheater was player ReFleckFPS, who has subsequently received a ban in response to the incident.

What’s important to note here is that a player managed to climb high enough using hacks to end up in a top 10 Radiant scrim, the highest level of the game. Although Vanguard eventually did its job, it was perhaps a touch late.

Hackers and cheats, despite the developer’s best efforts, is still an issue rife in Valorant, with players calling on Riot to take more action, and more efficiently.

Promises have been made that the toxicity that is often associated with banned players is being addressed, but the problem of hacking and cheating also remains a target for the developers.

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade update – Yuffie episode DLC, PS5 upgrade, release date, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 23:04

by Brent Koepp

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting another makeover with a major PlayStation 5 and next-gen console upgrade releasing in June 2021. The update adds new features and modes and also includes a paid DLC episode featuring beloved heroine Yuffie. Here is everything we know.

Decades after originally debuting in 1997, Final Fantasy 7 had new life breathed into it with the release of Remake on the PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and PC in 2020. The project not only re-created Midgar and the RPG’s iconic story in stunning HD but reimagined the entire story from top to bottom.

Fans of the title waiting to play it on next-gen consoles won’t have to wait much longer, as Final Fantasy VII Intergrade was announced during Sony’s February 25 State of Play. The massive update brings back one of the series’ most beloved characters Yuffie, and much more.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade release date

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade was a surprise announcement on February 25 at the conclusion of Sony’s PlayStation conference. An epic trailer revealed that a PS5 upgrade would be free to owners of the game on PS4, and will include a 4k resolution mode and separate option that prioritizes framerate.

The gorgeous reimagining of Midgar is about to become even more beautiful. Not only will the RPG see a major bump in definition, but players will also be able to utilize an in-depth photo mode that includes filers and a variety of options. The free update is set to launch on June 10, 2021, worldwide, with the Yuffie episode being a paid DLC.

This article is currently being updated with more information…