Good Money For Sniffing Out Flaws
Valorant is still in a closed beta at the moment, but that doesn’t mean Riot Games is easing up on security. The studio is already looking for flaws in their anti-cheat software Vanguard, offering up to $100,000 for any bugs discovered by intrepid players. Riot gives a detailed breakdown of the program, available here:
Eligibility Requirements for Vanguard Bounties:
- The exploit works on the latest version of Vanguard
- You must provide a working proof of concept for the exploit that can be run by Riot Games along with a detailed report
- The exploit hasn’t been shared elsewhere before
- The findings are not disclosed outside of this program without the explicit approval of Riot Games
- The payouts outlined represent the maximum payout for each category, the actual bounty paid out depends on the impact and practicality of the exploit presented.
The rewards outlined for these substantial exploits range from $25,000 to $100,000. Although since the game is currently on an invite-only beta, you presumably need access to that in order to test these exploits? Feel free to correct me on this point. If you are somehow both a) a badass hacker, and b) currently blessed with access to Vanguard and Valorant, this could be a real boon for you. Otherwise, you can rest easy knowing that bounty hunters are working hard to keep Valorant cheat-free.