Blog - February 6, 2024

Riot reschedules LoL’s Vanguard anti-cheat integration due to ‘critical error’

Since Riot Games announced that League of Legends is applying VALUE Vanguard anti-cheat, summoners have been waiting for the latest update to install it on their machines. However, they will have to wait a little longer for the upcoming update.

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This Vanguard implementation in League was rescheduled due to several “critical bugs with client popups,” forcing developers to push back the release for another patch cycle, Riot announced today. IN Patch 14.3, Riot will run a diagnostic test on your computer to see if you can apply anti-cheat to your system. Additionally, Vanguard will launch on all servers on Patch 14.5, scheduled for Wednesday, March 6.

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Pioneering is VALUE DETERMINATIONIts proprietary anti-cheat software is installed when the popular first-person shooter is first downloaded to your system. It is produced internally at Riot for VALUE DETERMINATION and runs while you’re active in the game, while also using kernel mode drivers behind the scenes.

It’s important to make sure your system can run Vanguard, but if you don’t initially pass Riot’s diagnostic test, it will eventually run itself again later. This new system will soon become a requirement for any player (except Mac users) who wants to play on Summoner’s Rift, but you don’t have to worry about that for at least another month.

If you’re trying to break the habit after this change, you’ll have to uninstall Riot Vanguard separately from each game. However, this will prevent you from playing any of Riot’s major titles from early March onwards. If you want to get back into the fight, you’ll need to run Vanguard on your PC and allow it to work in the background during your matches.

Luckily for players, there are still plenty of different changes on the way League in tomorrow’s Patch 14.3, which includes a collection of adjustments to multiple champions and items.