We’ve been quibbling for quite some time about the security processes that Microsoft was going to deploy with Windows 11. When we were interested in the famous TPM module, we mentioned the possibility of using it to secure competitive gaming and avoid cheating, especially through “cheat codes”.
Valorant: the TPM module to get rid of cheaters
It’s done since Riot will make the security certification mandatory under Windows 11 through the TPM (Trusted Platform Module).
Clearly, a computer that does not meet this requirement will not be able to play Valorant. By using the TPM module, Riot Games will block all computers of players using both cheating techniques and any type of hacking. This is done through the RSA key stored in the TPM, which cannot be erased or changed. Each RSA key strengthens authenticity, guaranteeing identification by Windows and all applications running on the machine. With this method, Riot will be able to block cheaters’ accounts and/or IP addresses, depending on the rules of the game. This is obviously a way to secure the game environment but also to ensure a certain “ethics” during online competitions. It is highly likely that Riot will not stop at Valorant but that other publishers will follow suit. For the moment, this restriction only applies to future PCs running Windows 11… But nothing allows to say that Riot will not extend this method in order to control and secure its entire environment…
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