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AMD Driver Update Causing False VAC Bans in CS2

AMD’s 23.10.1 release on October 12 introduced the Anti-Lag+ feature, specifically designed to enhance the gameplay experience for CS2 players. This feature aimed to reduce input-to-response latency, providing a smoother and more responsive gaming session.

However, the method it employed, which involved Dynamic Link Library (DLL) rerouting and frame alignment within the game’s code, inadvertently triggered Valve’s Anti-Cheat system. The result? Numerous unsuspecting players found themselves banned from CS2 matchmaking.

Valve’s Response and Player Reactions

The magnitude of the issue compelled Valve to issue a warning to AMD users via an Oct. 14 tweet, advising them against enabling the Anti-Lag+ feature. Valve also assured players that they would work on identifying and rectifying any accounts that were wrongly banned once AMD addressed the underlying problem.

While some players reported enhanced FPS and overall improved performance with Radeon cards, others expressed frustration over the unexpected bans and the lack of clarity from Steam Support.

AMD has acknowledged the issue and is actively collaborating with Valve to find a solution. In the interim, they’ve echoed Valve’s recommendation, urging Radeon users to disable the Anti-Lag+ feature to avoid potential bans. For those who’ve been affected by this issue, Valve has advised reaching out via Steam Support to submit a ticket.

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Aritra Patra
Aritra Patra
Executive Editor at TalkEsport | CS2 enthusiast ▄︻デ══━一
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