VRChat Responds To Backlash After Anti-Cheat Changes

. Last updated: July 28, 2022

VRChat has officially responded to the massive fan reaction following the announcement of the implementation of “Easy Anti-Cheat”.

The development team behind VRChat recently came under fire from fans after the team announced that the 2022.2.2 update would add Easy Anti-Cheat, or EAC, to the platform.

As a result, fans immediately started bombing VRChat on Steam, expressing their frustrations that the update would ban all mods on the platform going forward.

Now, the VRChat team has responded to the backlash, but it looks like EAC will continue to move forward on the platform, with fans divided over the response.

VRChat Responds To Anti-Cheat Backlash

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VRChat fans argue that the ban on mods is harmful to the disabled community that uses them to play the game comfortably.

The answer came straight from VRChat’s official blog, where the team typed in a long post titled “Treating your feedback.”

The post said the team had “collected everything” [the] feedback on each channel” to make “changes and improvements” after the first security update blog post released on July 25, 2022.

According to the update, the team is working to implement a variety of quality of life and accessibility changes directly into VRChat to avoid players having to install mods to play the game comfortably.

The team plans to implement features such as horizon adjustment, custom microphone sensitivity, movable menus, personal mirrors, touch haptics and more in the future.

The reason for these changes seems to be due to the initial fan reaction caused by the security update.

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Despite its reputation for strange interactions, VRChat has a strong sense of community among its player base.

For those who missed VRChat’s first blog post on July 25, 2022, the team announced in a security update that EAC was coming to VRChat, which would disable all custom clients.

This caused a quick response from fans as the community claimed that many mods used for VRChat are not malicious in nature, with examples being used for disabled gamers installing mods to help them play the game comfortably.

The whole situation has led to a split in the VRChat community, with numerous posts on the VRChat subreddit averting both sides of the issue.

With the VRChat development team essentially confirming that EAC will remain on the platform, it remains to be seen exactly how the community will respond to both the integration of more accessibility features and the restriction of mods in the future.

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