Valorant Drop Exploitation Addressed By Twitch, Guidelines Updated
Riot Game’s upcoming shooter Valorant is a hot topic at the moment and there is a lot of fans itching at the chance to get into the beta. With keys frequently dropping from Twitch streamers, many fans are flocking to various channels in the hopes of receiving a key for themselves. Unfortunately, it seems that some streamers are attempting to take advantage of the situation and are using the Valorant drops as an exploit to increase their view count.
Jumping on the bandwagon is all fine and good, especially when it comes to gaining views as a streamer. Unfortunately, some streamers have begun to use VOD streams of Valorant as a way of gaining views by marking them as “live.” While this does increase a viewer’s chance of receiving a key, Twitch has claimed this method of farming views “harms the integrity” of the Drops program. An update has since been made to the “Spams, Scams, and Other Malicious Content” portion of the platform’s Community Guidelines to now prohibit “Cheating a Twitch rewards system” – whether that’s the Drops program or the channel points systems.
📚 Read up on the Community Guidelines here: https://t.co/sPjUodddsD
— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) April 28, 2020
Fans can check out the Community Guidelines for themselves here to keep up with the latest rules and regulations that Twitch employs to maintain the integrity of the community. Valorant is expected to launch sometime this summer though no official release date has been announced as of yet. It will be available for players on Let us know your thoughts on the updated Twitch guidelines and the recent exploitation of Valorant beta keys in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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