June 15, 2024

Earlier this week, Riot Video games deployed a patch for League of Legends that launched new anti-cheat software program to curb “scripters, botters, and cheaters.” Sadly, gamers reported points with the favored MOBA following the replace, saying that the brand new anti-cheat program had bricked their PCs. Riot Video games has responded to the dilemma claiming that, nah, the whole lot is working as meant.

On April 30, Riot Video games introduced that patch 14.9 would hit League of Legends on Could 1. Alongside some steadiness adjustments and bug fixes, the brand new replace additionally carried out Vanguard, the studio’s proprietary anti-cheat software program. Already deployed in Riot Video games’ tactical hero shooter Valorant, Vanguard was meant to unlock queues from people making an attempt to use League of Legends by organising traps in a “cat and mouse sport,” because the studio defined in a really detailed weblog publish about this system. That’s all nicely and good, however instantly after going dwell, some individuals took to social media websites like Reddit and X/Twitter to complain in regards to the points they’d run into.

Particularly, League of Legends gamers reported that proper after updating the sport to the brand new model with Vanguard within the backend, their PCs have been bricked. They’d both get stuck in infinite boot-loops or have been allegedly forced to delete drivers. Unusual. The issue appears to stem from some kind of compatibility downside with Home windows 11, although as famous by IGN, Riot Video games mentioned in a prolonged publish on the sport’s subreddit that Vanguard isn’t bricking PCs.

“At this cut-off date, now we have not confirmed any cases of Vanguard bricking anybody’s {hardware}, however we wish to encourage anybody who’s having points to contact Participant Help so we are able to look into it and assist out,” a Riot Video games group supervisor wrote in League of Legends official subreddit. “We’ve individually resolved just a few of the key threads you’ll have seen up to now of customers claiming this with their machines and have confirmed that Vanguard wasn’t the reason for the problems they have been dealing with.”

Riot Video games said that “fewer than 0.03% of gamers have reported points with Vanguard,” and whereas the corporate says Vanguard is just not the reason for any points it’s recognized, it additionally offered some troubleshooting suggestions for people who do expertise issues following the replace.

League of Legends streamer and professional participant Nick “LS” De Cesare was seemingly capable of get one in all his PCs working once more, although he needed to take further steps—like eradicating the battery—to take action. Sadly, one other PC he has with League of Legends put in on it’s nonetheless bricked on the time of writing.

Kotaku has reached out to Riot Video games for remark.

In different League of Legends information—as a result of that is ridiculous and I really feel prefer it have to be talked about—a professional participant was suspended and fined almost $7,000 on the finish of April for humping a stuffed teddy bear throughout a livestream. What on the earth is happening?


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