AMD has recently announced its latest version of AMD Software Adrenalin drivers, which added support for Anti-Lag+ in Counter Strike 2, only to get some of the gamers banned by the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system. In a recent Twitter post, Valve has confirmed that the AMD's latest feature is implemented by detouring engine dll functions, and any tampering with CS code simply results in a VAC ban.
AMD's latest driver has made their "Anti-Lag/+" feature available for CS2, which is implemented by detouring engine dll functions.— CS2 (@CounterStrike) October 13, 2023
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.
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The AMD Anti-Lag+ is limited to RDNA 3-based graphics cards, so Radeon RX 7000 series are the only graphics cards that support it. The list of games that support AMD Anti-Lag+ is quite extensive and it should work just fine unless we are talking about competitive games. According to Videocardz.com, the issue is not limited to Counter Strike 2, but also to Apex Legends, Call of Duty, and some other multiplayer games.
Hopefully, AMD can get it sorted soon, as this has forced it to remove its latest driver from the list, and this one brought important fixes and updates for some other games like Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, Lords of the Fallen and Forza Motorsport. It is left to be seen if Valve can simply whitelist AMD's driver or AMD's way of bringing lower latency to games is not the way to go, as Nvidia Reflex works just fine.