AMD subsequently removed the latest version of the AMD Adrenalin Edition graphics driver Counter Strike 2-Manufacturer Valve has warned that players who use its anti-lag+ technology will be banned under Valve’s anti-cheat rules.
AMD has introduced regular anti-lag mitigation in its drivers for the first time Back in 2019, which limits input lag by reducing queued CPU work when the processor is far ahead of the GPU in frame processing. But the new anti-lag+ system, that was It debuted for a few games last month– According to AMD, this system will be updated by “implementing frame alignment in game code”. According to AMD data this method reduces additional latency by up to 10 ms.
This additional delay reduction can give players a competitive advantage in these games (with the usual arguments about whether this advantage is “unfair”). But it’s Anti-Lag+’s specific method of changing the “game code itself” that sets off warning bells for Valve’s anti-cheat (VAC) system. After adding anti-lag+ support for AMD Counter Strike 2 inside Version 23.10.1 was updated last weekVAC began banning unsuspecting AMD users who enabled the feature.
“AMD’s latest driver has its own ‘Anti-Lag/+’ feature CS2which is implemented by converting the DLL function of the engine,” valve he wrote on social media Friday “If you are an AMD customer and play CS2, do not enable ANTI-LAG/+; VAC will be banned for any tampering with CS code.”
Out of the valve there too Comprehensive reporting From Anti-Lag+, which prevents crashes or account bans in competitive online games, e.g Modern Warfare 2 And Apex Legends. However, Nvidia users have not reported any similar issues with the company Reflex systemwhich is necessary SDK level code changes To further reduce input lag in games included Counter Strike 2.
Over the weekend, direct links to the AMD Adrenaline version 23.10.1 update on the AMD website stopped working, and the driver downloads section of the website now recommends September Adrenaline version 23.9.3 for compatible cards. Users who have already downloaded the new driver can disable Anti-Lag+ by pressing Alt+L before starting the game.
At least Valve acknowledged that the “cheating” identified here was unintentional and promised that “once AMD provides an update, we can get to work identifying affected users and getting their bans lifted.” But easing other forms of sanctions could be one. uphill battle; at least once Apex Legends Players on the EA Forums Report “We confirmed that your account was properly suspended, but did not disclose why,” the editor told a friend.