- Vanguard for League is not live yet and may receive changes. If it were to go live, we expect everything to work, except with a chance for the overlays to break temporarily.
As a dedicated player, you might have heard about the introduction of Valorant's anti-cheat system, Vanguard, to League of Legends. This has raised questions about the compatibility of third-party applications like Blitz.gg with the game. We're here to address your concerns.
What is Vanguard?
Vanguard is an anti-cheat system developed by Riot Games for their tactical shooter game, Valorant. It has been designed to maintain the highest competitive integrity in games by combating cheats that attempt to modify the underlying operating system.
For those interested in a deeper understanding, Vanguard operates at the kernel level, which means it has high-level access to your computer system. This is referred to as "Ring 0" access, a feature provided by the architecture, not Windows or any other operating system. It's the architecture that provides this functionality so the kernel can isolate its code and data from lesser privileged code. Software that runs at the kernel level does not necessarily have the greatest level of control over your PC. For example, with the usage of hardware-assisted virtualization extensions such as VMX for Intel and SVM for AMD, even though you have both the hypervisor and the kernel running at the same privilege level, the hypervisor will run in another context and thus can preempt the kernel in certain scenarios because of the features provided by said extensions.
How Does Vanguard Affect Blitz.gg?
Blitz.gg is an advanced gaming application designed to enhance your gaming experience, especially for popular games like League of Legends. It provides personalized insights, powerful analytics, and in-game overlays. Importantly, Blitz only presents information that the game already does, but it does store that information for averages while tracking the history of games. It doesn't read or write memory, so it should not interfere with Vanguard's operation.
Vanguard uses client-side detection, which means that it continuously monitors the user's computer for any signs of cheating. It does this by scanning your entire PC for any modifications made to the game files or code. Since Blitz.gg doesn't modify the game files or code, it should not be detected as a cheat by Vanguard.
Will Blitz.gg Continue to Work with League of Legends?
Yes, Blitz.gg will continue to work with League of Legends. Our application is developed in collaboration with game developers, such as Riot Games, to ensure that its features do not violate any terms of service, and your account remains secure. As long as we adhere to these guidelines, it should remain compatible with League of Legends, even with the introduction of Vanguard.
The introduction of Vanguard to League of Legends represents Riot Games' commitment to maintaining a fair and competitive gaming environment. Rest assured, Blitz is designed to comply with Riot's terms of service and should continue to enhance your League of Legends experience even with Vanguard in place.