Recently, the developer of Valorant announced that the AFK situation in the game has decreased by more than half a year. Since its release, Riot has used a sophisticated anti-cheat system called Vanguard aimed at those who intend to play cheats in the game or AFK.
At the same time, the company also conducted a major “overhaul” in the system of sanctioning violations. The improvement of the AFK behavior detection system and the application of stronger punishments than before, handling the wrong players initially has a significant effect, quickly reducing the behaviors that affect the game as well as the gamers. serious.
AFK (Away From Keyboard) is a concept with many different interpretations, so to be clearer in the sanctioning decision, Riot Games defines “a player who leaves or does not participate in the ongoing match” as a person. perform AFK behavior.
This is also a painful problem that all fighting and competitive games online today are facing with varying degrees of severity. On the Riot side, the company developed a system to detect players losing connection or being motionless for a certain length of time.
Fortunately, Riot’s AFK detection process is not comprehensive. The form of AFK suspicion, or in other words, players who only maintain minimal participation to be identified as “active” in order to bypass the system, have no effect or contribute anything to their teammates still exist. In this regard, NPH is still trying to find a way to deal with it.
Riot also confirmed that the company wants to maintain a fair punishment system and is willing to ignore it for some rare cases.