Riot Games Is Offering A Bounty To Find Exploits In Valorant

If you can find a way to hack into Valorant or find any kind of exploit in the game, the folks at Riot Games are willing to pay a bounty. The company has already been testing a lot of things out with its current open beta, most notably the anti-cheating system. Which we hilariously got a look at earlier this week as a cheater was banned live on stream, which kicked everyone else out of the game with no penalties. Now it appears they really want to put the system to the test. In a recent post on their website, they reminded players about their Bug Bounty program, which they are now opening up to the open beta. Basically, if you can find an exploit in Valorant that will allow you to hack in or cheat, they will pay you for it. Primarily because they want to fix it, but also because they know people with elite skills will find a way in eventually. So why not offer the public some money for it to find them early? You can read the details below about the program.

Riot Games will pay you a bounty if you find an exploit in the Valorant open beta.
Riot Games will pay you a bounty if you find an exploit in the Valorant open beta.

"As part of our commitment to player security and privacy, we've been running a Bug Bounty program on HackerOne for the past 6 years. We've rewarded security researchers with almost two million dollars in bounties and our scope includes everything that players interact with. Today we're announcing that we're creating a special scope for Vanguard vulnerabilities with even higher bounties. We want players to continue to play our games with peace of mind, and we're putting our money where our mouth is. If you think you've found a flaw in Vanguard that would undermine the security and privacy of players, please submit a report right away and you may be eligible for a big bounty payout. Visit our HackerOne page for more details.

We'd never let Riot ship something we couldn't stand behind from a player-trust perspective (not that we think Riot Games would ever try). Players have every right to question and challenge us, but let's be clear—we wouldn't work here if we didn't deeply care about player trust and privacy and believe that Riot feels the same way. We're players just like you, and we wouldn't install programs on our computer that we didn't have the utmost confidence in."

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