Valorant is here and it’s making waves in the online shooter community. Honestly, I have to picture that all those folks that grew very fed up with all the brown and green in Counter Strike: Global Offensive are just taking pleasure in playing a shooter that actually has some colour in it. It should not come as much of a surprise, considered that the beta for Riot’s newest project was such a hit on Twitch when ran for a couple months. Yet similar to any competitive shooter, Valorant is no stranger to unfaithful, even during that initial live testing duration. Riot’s been extremely proactive in banning hackers and they plan on keeping them out of the video game.

When Valorant released on June 2, Riot made it very clear that they were wiping every gamer’s account, needing everybody to start from scratch (minus the experience, of course). All those players that were banned for cheating were expecting to have the strikes against their name consisted of in that blank slate. Yet that wasn’t the case as after the account refresh, all those caught hackers were still banned. Of course, all those impacted went to Discord and Twitter to grumble about the truth that they were still prohibited, clearly thinking they didn’t be worthy of to be penalized at all.

One banned cheater even moved into Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent’s Twitter DMs to complain only be met the rewarding reaction of, “Sorry, no 2nd opportunity for cheaters.” Yeah, you tell ’em, Nicolo! Hopefully Riot can keep up with their strict anti-cheat policy because the extremely quick time-to-kill in Valorant ways that hacking is not just incredibly efficient however also a lot more annoying to lose to.