Just a few days back, Riot Games’ Valorant finally came out of its closed beta to be released globally. The 5v5 Multiplayer shooter is entirely free, and that’s why gamers around the world instantly downloaded the game.
However, after playing Valorant for a while, a lot of players have reported that their systems are crashing while playing the game. It is a problem that I’ve encountered twice in the last three days.
Similar to what other players are saying on Reddit, my system also crashed twice while I was in the middle of the match. The only thing I could do at that point was restarting my PC, an action that negatively impacts a system.
At first, I was concerned if there was something wrong with my laptop; but in reality, it’s Valorant’s anti-cheat system, Vanguard.
Vanguard is Riot’s new anti-cheat system that works in the background even when the game isn’t running. So, it prevents players from using programs that may help them in cheating, as soon as they turn on their system. Unfortunately, this powerful anti-cheat system is also crashing the system.
Complaints regarding Riot Games’ anti-cheat system are not new. Players’ reported multiple PC issues with Valorant when it was in closed beta. The developers resolved a lot of those problems at the time; however, it looks like there’s one serious problem that still needs to be addressed.