Riot Offers Hackers Up to $100,000 Reward to Expose Valorant Anti-Cheat Exploits

Last week, Riot revealed why its new anti-cheat system for Valorant runs all the time on users’ PCs, even when the game is not being played.

Now, after Riot’s Paul Chamberlain – known as RiotArkem on Reddit – explained why it’s important to have the anti-cheat kick in the moment you turn on your PC, the studio/developer is offering up a huge bounty for Vanguard exploit reports.

With a maximum reward of $100,000, a bunch of Valorant-specific bounties have been listed over at HackerOne – a site where companies offer incentives to hackers for exposing security issues in their software.

Riot writes on HackerOne: “Alongside our new game VALORANT, we have deployed our new anti-cheat solution Vanguard that leverages a kernel driver to combat cheaters more effectively. To reinforce our commitment to our players’ security, we are offering special bounties for up to $100,000 for high quality reports that demonstrate practical exploits leveraging the Vanguard kernel driver.”

For more on Valorant, check out our review-in-progress of the newly launched 5v5 shooter from the studio behind League of Legends. And if you’re in the closed beta yourself, then check out our Valorant tips and tricks guide.

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