Enabling AMD’s Anti-Lag on Radeon 7000 GPUs is Getting CS2 Players Banned

AMD rolled Anti-Lag+ support for Counter-Strike 2 with its latest Radeon graphics drivers. Unfortunately, enabling it in the popular shooter alerts Value’s Anti-Cheat (VAC) engine, resulting in a ban. As per the official Counter-Strike 2 Twitter account, AMD’s Anti-Lag+ feature works by bypassing the engine dll functions, similar to how hackers tweak the game process to enable cheats.

AMD’s Radeon Anti-Lag+ feature is available exclusively for Radeon 7000 GPU owners. It’s an improvement over the standard Anti-Lag technology and has already been integrated into other competitive shooters like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and PUBG: Battlegrounds. From that perspective, Counter-Strike 2 is definitely an exception.

Valve has ensured players that once AMD releases a hotfix for the issue, it will start identifying the users affected by the Anti-Lag+ bans and reverse them. Every time it looks like the Radeon’s driver team is getting the hang of things, something worse comes up.


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