In the course of recent days, some Valorant players have raised worries about the way that the game’s anti-cheat driver (vgk.sys) runs when you turn on your PC. Presently, Riot Games, the new first-individual shooter’s developer, has distributed a post clarifying why its anti-cheat framework works that path alongside a confirmation that it doesn’t gather any personal information.
Riot’s anti-cheat innovation loads at start-up to counter advanced cheats that run before you even fire up the game Valorant. You can uninstall the vgk.sys driver whenever, yet the game won’t run without it — Riot’s customer won’t perceive your PC as a trusted machine on the off chance that you do. The organization says it just gathers information for the activity of the game, however. Also, in a prior reaction to a Reddit thread talking about the issue, it clarified that the driver doesn’t check anything except if the game is running.
“We can’t get too deep into the technical specifics without potentially compromising Vanguard, but we’ll go as far as we safely can… plus we can assure you that it has been reviewed by both internal and external security experts,” Riot’s post reads. In an effort to assuage privacy concerns even further, Riot has also expanded its bug bounty program with a special category for anti-cheat vulnerabilities that fetch even higher payouts than usual.