Nobody likes a cheater, but for players who participated in Valorant's closed beta and succumbed to the temptation to gain an unfair advantage, developer Riot Games had said "bans will be removed for most player" once the game launched.
During the closed beta, Riot Games ended up dropping the ban hammer on over 10,000 players who were caught cheating .
On May 13, however, Riot Games' anti-cheat developer Matt Paoletti stated on Twitter that most people who received a hardware ban would be able to play after launch by creating a new account.
"Hey man I was just wondering, I was one of the players that used a free cheat and I was really excited to hear that we would be given a second chance to learn our lesson, and I have.
," a player asked RIOT CEO Nicolo Laurent on Twitter (via Direct Message).