Rollout for LoL’s controversial Vanguard anti-cheat software to begin next update

Riot Games is on the verge of adding its Vanguard anti-cheat system to League of  Legends, despite concerns from players, with the controversial update coming as soon as next update for some regions.

While Riot originally planned to add Vanguard to all League regions simultaneously, changes behind the scenes mean the anti-cheat system will first go live in the Philippines when Patch 14.5 lands on Wednesday, March 6. The early launch in Southeast Asia will give Riot’s engineers more time to “evaluate how Vanguard is functioning” when added to the client before a wide release.