That’s true. If you’re among the ones who are queuing up with hackers in lieu of getting ranked up fast, you’ll eventually get banned, says Riot.
Riot Games will soon handout bans to all Valorant players who’re repeatedly queueing up with hackers. This, after the developers asked the community on suggestions to curb the number of hackers in game, which is actively growing as the popularity of the game surges.
The game has seen so many cheaters that lately, during a casual scrim against Dignitas Female Roster, a player named ReFlecKFPS was banned live.
Vanguard has been working though, they’ve banning dozens of thousands of cheaters every now and then. The Valorant Anti-Cheat Winter update stringently alarms the players who are casually trying to get boosted by the help of hackers, “discipline players who queue with cheaters, or as we can colloquially call it, “ride the cheat bus on the highway to hell.”
Riot Game’s Senior Anti-Cheat Analyst Matt “K3o” Paoletti in the blog post explained the concern, “We saw that some players also looked to bask in the ill-gotten gains of cheaters by teaming with them—knowing that the cheater would get banned after a few games, but they would get to reap the rewards.
“One of the first new efforts is to discipline players who queue with cheaters, or as we can colloquially call it, ‘ride the cheat bus on the highway to hell.’ Rank should be an indicator of your skill, not your ability to pay for a service,” he added.