Today, AMD released a new Radeon graphics driver that disables its Anti-Lag+ technology on RDNA 3 graphics cards. Earlier this week, Valve issued an advisory to Counter-Strike 2 players, urging them to avoid AMD’s Anti-Lag+ technology, stating that it triggers its VAC anti-cheat engine. The Anti-Lag+ feature is available exclusively on Radeon 7000 GPUs. It’s an improvement over the standard Anti-Lag technology and has already been integrated into popular competitive shooters like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and PUBG: Battlegrounds.
AMD has gone ahead and disabled Anti-Lag+ not only in Counter-Strike 2 but all previously supported titles. The Adrenalin Edition 23.10.2 driver also adds game support for Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, The Lords of the Fallen, and Forza Motorsport. The chipmaker is actively working with developers on a solution to re-enable Anti-Lag+ across all affected games.
AMD has received reports of some games triggering anti-cheat bans on gamers when AMD Anti-Lag+ technology is enabled on Radeon graphics. To address this, we have released the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.10.2 driver that disables Anti-Lag+ technology in all supported games, and we recommend gamers use the new driver. AMD is actively working with game developers on a solution to re-enable Anti-Lag+ and support them in reinstating gamers who were impacted by the anti-cheat bans. We will provide more information when available.AMD