AMD disables Anti-Lag+ in new Radeon drivers over anti-cheat ban concerns

AMD disables Anti-Lag+ in all games to prevent game bans – A fix is in the works

AMD has today released their AMD Software 23.10.2 driver for Radeon GPU users on Windows. This new driver contains new game-specific optimisations for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Lords of the Fallen, and Forza Motorsport, and contains several new fixes. Radeon Software 23.10.2 also removed AMD Anti-Lag+ support.

AMD Anti-Lag+ Disabled

AMD’s Anti-Lag+ technology was introduced to Counter Strike 2 with the release of AMD Software 23.10.1. Quickly after this driver’s release, it was found that the technology was getting Counter Strike 2 players wrongfully banned by the game’s anti-cheat system. Now, AMD has disabled Anti-Lag+ in all games with their 23.10.2 drivers as they work with developers to address the issue.

The statement below implies that Anti-Lag+ is getting gamers banned from other titles. Anti-Lag+ has not just been removed from Counter Strike 2, it has been removed from all supported games. Based on this information, game bans related to Anti-Lag+ are not exclusively a Counter Strike 2 problem.

AMD has received reports of some games triggering anti-cheat bans on gamers when AMD Anti-Lag+ technology is enabled on Radeon graphics. To address this, we have released the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.10.2 driver that disables Anti-Lag+ technology in all supported games, and we recommend gamers use the new driver. AMD is actively working with game developers on a solution to re-enable Anti-Lag+ and support them in reinstating gamers who were impacted by the anti-cheat bans. We will provide more information when available.

New Feature Highlights

  • New Game Support
    • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
    • The Lords of the Fallen
    • Forza Motorsport

Fixed Issues

  • Intermittent app crash while playing Starfield on Radeonâ„¢ RX 7000 Series Graphics Products.
  • Intermittent driver crash while playing Counter Strike 2 with MSAA or FSR enabled on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeonâ„¢ RX 7900 XTX.
  • Improvements to stutter experienced while playing Counter Strike 2.
  • EA SPORTS FCâ„¢ 24 may fail to open on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeonâ„¢ RX 7800 XT.
  • System freeze or black screen when playing video files on Radeonâ„¢ RX 6000 Series Graphics Products.
  • The display may intermittently freeze after changing the encode format while streaming select games with AMD Link.
  • Intermittent app crash in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II when Radeon Anti-Lag is enabled.

Known Issues

  • Performance Metrics Overlay may report N/A for FPS on various games.
  • Audio may intermittently become out of sync with video when recording from AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition with AV1 codec.
  • Corruption may be observed in Forza Motorsport when RT is enabled.
  • Intermittent flickering may be briefly observed in Total War: Pharaoh’s menus after changing graphics settings.

Important Notes

– Factory Reset has been temporarily disabled as a precautionary measure while we address isolated installation issues that have been reported during PC upgrades. Users may use AMD Cleanup Utility as a temporary option.

– For users who previously installed an AMD Software insider preview driver, running AMD Cleanup Utility is recommended before installing this driver.

GPU support

AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.10.2 supports graphics cards as far back as AMD’s Polaris-based RX 400 series GPUs. However, AMD has released their 23.10.2 driver in two forms. One version only supports RDNA-based Radeon GPUs. The other supports RDNA, Vega, and Polaris series GPUs.

PC gamers can download AMD’s 23.10.2 GPU driver here.

You can join the discussion on AMD Software 23.10.2 on the OC3D Forums.

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