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Counter-Strike 2 players are being banned for enabling Radeon Anti-Lag+

If you are playing Counter-Strike 2 and use an AMD graphics card, be sure to disable Anti-Lag+, as Valve has now confirmed that the feature is triggering VAC bans. 

In a warning published this week on the Counter-Strike Twitter account, Valve said: “If you are an AMD customer and play CS2, DO NOT ENABLE ANTI-LAG/+; any tampering with CS code will result in a VAC ban. Once AMD ships an update we can do the work of identifying affected users and reversing their ban.”

AMD has also responded with its own statement, saying: “AMD has been alerted to an issue in which gamers playing Counter-Strike 2 with AMD Anti-Lag+ technology enabled on Radeon graphics are inadvertently triggering a VAC ban. AMD is engaged with Valve to address the issue and will provide more details as soon as they become available”.

So if you are playing CS2 at the moment, and you use Radeon graphics, be sure to disable Anti-Lag+. Hopefully, by this time next week, we'll have an update and perhaps even a hotfix.

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KitGuru Says: Anti-Lag+ is AMD's equivalent to Nvidia Reflex, reducing system latency to provide an edge in competitive games. Unfortunately for now, due to the way Anti-Lag+ functions, Radeon users will have to play without the feature for the time being. Anyone who already suffered a ban due to this should be able to have it reversed soon. 

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