Valorant’s Always-On Anti-Cheat Can Be Turned Off Now

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A few weeks ago, players found out about Valorants anti-cheat system. Noticing that the system is activated from start up of your machine and monitors most aspects. Now, Riot has responded to player concerns over the always-on anti-cheat system.

Named the Vangaurd system, Riot have let it’s player know that it can now be turned off, while you’re not playing the game. Senior Engineer at Riot, Nemanja Mulasmajic explained on Reddit that the new change provides “more visibility and control over” the vanguard system.

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The new update will place an icon in your tray, in the bottom right, near your clock. From there you can turn off Valoran’ts anti-cheat system at any time, but only when not in game.

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“Turning off Vanguard puts your machine in an untrusted mode and will prevent you from playing Valorant until you reboot,” says Mulasmajic.

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As well as disabling the system, the tray icon will also let you uninstall is all together, if you ever uninstall the game. However, if you wish to play the game again, after uninstalling the anti-cheat system, you will have to install it again. Booting up the game, will automatically install the system. If you have concerns over the always-on system, this feature will put your concerns to bed. Players have also noticed it doing firewall-esque blocking when installing or using some software. Disabling it will rectify those problems.