Valorant bans could extend to other Riot titles in the future

Published: 14/May/2020 2:38

by Andrew Amos


There’s already strict punishments in place for Valorant cheaters, however, Riot are looking at more ways of cracking down on cheaters, including blacklisting their accounts from League of Legends and other titles.

Valorant has hit the ground running with their anti-cheat systems. Riot haven’t made it a secret, being very public about their crackdown on cheaters during their FPS title’s closed beta.

While the bans currently only apply to Valorant, Riot are entertaining the idea of making the suspensions service-wide. That means if you cheat in Valorant, you could lose your League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra accounts too.

With “soulbans” ⁠— Valorant’s way of saying hardware bans ⁠— now active, Riot clarified the scope of these suspensions.

Sad Robot Amumu splash art for League of Legends
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Cheat in Valorant? You might lose your League account.

Soulbans will block players from booting up Valorant on specific hardware indefinitely. These suspensions currently only apply to the FPS title, however, there is a possibility that this could change in the future, leaving players with League of Legends accounts in strife as well.

“Suspensions are currently game-specific, though this policy could change at any time, for any reason,” said Phillip ‘mirageofpenguins’ Koskinas, an anti-cheat developer on Valorant.

However, mirageofpenguins also said that Valorant players who cheat in the closed beta will be given a second chance when the live servers launch. They’ll need to create a new account though.

“Some spirits will be released when the game is, allowing you to try once more on a new account, but this is the absolute limit of our mercy,” he stated.

Riot has banned over 10,000 cheaters already using its Vanguard anti-cheat for Valorant. It’s been professed as one of the best in the business, but players have concerns over how intrusive it is when you aren’t playing the game.

Future anti-cheat measures, like a system akin to CS:GO’s Overwatch tribunal, are also on their way. While cheating is bad enough, if you are a League or LoR player, you now have extra reason not to.


Valorant players demand Ascent rooftop fix after Raze “super boost” breaks the game

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Raze “super boost” taking the Valorant community by storm has resulted in players pleading with Riot Games to fix the rooftops on the Ascent map.

Boosting is a controversial, yet intriguing part of most tactical shooters and Valorant is no exception, with players using character models or tricks with abilities to reach new heights.

However, one such boost may be too game-breaking for its own good, leading players to call for Riot to remove it from the game.

The so-called “very illegal” boost was posted to the Valorant subreddit by user Nikkyy and shows how Raze can access positions that make her the most lethal threat in the game.

‘Very illegal’ Raze boost on Ascent from VALORANT

Basically, by performing a satchel boost with her Blast Packs in combination with her Showstopper Ultimate, Raze can travel insane distances. And while it can take a lot of practice to get this right, the end result can be devastating for enemies.

After performing a satchel boost to get on top of a wall on Ascent, players can perform the super rocket boost with the Showstopper to essentially reach the skybox and fire down onto unsuspecting players.

As you can see in the clip, the entire enemy team was like fish in a barrel and fell one-by-one to the Raze player who had a great line of sight from so high up. In the end, the player only died because they started tunnel-visioning on another Agent.

Even the player’s own teammates were shocked at the clip, as they can be heard saying “what the f**k Raze?”

In the comments, users started calling on Riot to fix the map. “These boosts on Ascent rooftops need to be fixed asap,” one remarked.

“This is very illegal. Tremendously illegal. There hasn’t been a more illegal boost,” another added, seemingly mimicking the talking habits of a former Celebrity Apprentice host.

Hopefully, with how much attention the post has received, the devs investigate the issue and prevent the boost from being an issue before it starts affecting more ranked matches.