VRChat is badly rated on Steam for using Easy Anti-Cheat, and recent reviews show that negative reviews are overwhelming.
VRChat is a popular virtual world platform that allows players to interact in a 3D environment. As the name suggests, users create 3D avatars and connect with others in virtual reality. VRChat also comes with Desktop Mode for fans who want to use a mouse and keyboard instead of a VR headset.
VRChat was recently criticized for banning mods and implementing Easy Anti-Cheat. According to the developers, the main purpose of this update is to combat “maliciously modified 3rd applications” that are used to harass players. On July 26, they commented on the negative feedback received regarding this update but stated that they do not have any plans to revert it. The post then discussed the steps the development team will take to address player concerns, with accessibility a priority. However, it seems that fans are still not completely convinced by this answer and are sharing their frustration by posting negative reviews.
Users are reviewing VRChat on Steam negatively because of the Easy Anti-Cheat mod and addition ban. As seen on its Steam page, recent reviews have been completely negative when compared to the mostly positive overall reception. Users post negative reviews against the use of Easy Anti-Cheat and are considering “bombing” VRChat to express their disagreement. Many gamers claim that Easy Anti-Cheat degrades performance and makes it susceptible to stability issues. In addition, it seems that players have used many quality mods and accessibility is also stopped by this update.
One player mentioned that they used VRChat for 3,864 hours and claimed it saved their life. They were deeply hurt by this update and stated that they punish people for using mods to support VRChat play, such as sign language support and AI upgrade system. Some users claimed to have stopped playing the game and even uninstalled it because of the Easy Anti-Cheat update. Even so, a few did not change their rating from positive to negative.
Negative reviews or “bombs” are quite common these days. It seems like every popular release gets bombed for one reason or another, although it usually doesn’t happen without a solid foundation. The majority of marquee games released this year, including Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and Dying Light 2 have all been bombed for various reasons. This list also includes Diablo Immortal, which at one point had the lowest user score in Metacritic’s history.