One of the most common problems is the dreaded Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0 error that locks you out of Valorant if you don’t have TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot enabled on your PC.
The error message has left so many Valorant players in a state of confusion and if you’re one of them, read this article to find out how to fix it.
So we will today discuss this error Vnagurad TPM 2.0 and how you can solve this error, and while we are at it I will also try and explain what might be the possible causes of this error.
What causes the Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0 Error?
Valorant displays the “This Build of Vanguard Requires TPM Version 2.0” error that occurs when your computer doesn’t have Secure Boot enabled, which is a major requirement for Valorant to run on the Windows operating system.
The Valorant software requires the TPM version 2.0 to be available on your computer. The TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a security chip that protects your Windows from unauthorized access.
How to Fix the Valorant TPM Version 2.0 Errors
When you receive the Valorant TPM 2.0 Error, the first thing you should do is to check whether your computer has all of the necessary requirements for installing and running the program and if there is any problem with the installation process.
Many factors can cause this error, so there is more than 1 possible way to fix it. If you are experiencing the TPM Version 2.0 error on Valorant, check out these steps to fix it:
Make sure Everything is up to date
The first thing you should check for is that all the relevant drivers are up to date and your Windows operating system is also up to date. Also make sure that you have the Minimum System Requirements to Play Valorant on your PC.
Valorant System requirements:
As with all competitive first-person shooters, system requirements are a fair bit more forgiving than your classic AAA title. Valorant is not different and promises at least 30 frames per second for most low-end computers.
• Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
• 4GB RAM
• 1GB VRAM
Minimum (30 fps):
• CPU: Intel i3-370M
• GPU: Intel HD 3000
Recommended (60 fps):
• CPU: Intel i3-4150
• GPU: GeForce GT 730
High-end (144+ fps)
• CPU: Intel i5 4460 (3.2GHz)
• GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot
As the error message suggests, the first way to fix the Valorant TPM 2.0 error is to enable TPM 2.0 and secure boot. Here are the detailed steps for doing that.
Turn off your PC, and start it again, during the boot process press the F12 key multiple times to enter your Bios settings. (you can check for the keys to enter your BIOS settings, Different PCs might have different keys to access the bios settings, but usually the F12 works).
Navigate to the Boot tab by using the arrow key.
Find and enable the Secure Boot option. After that, enable TPM with the steps below. TPM is referred to as TPP or system security in some systems
Find TPM and enable it.
Now all that is left to do is save your settings and restart your PC. This should help resolve the error for valorant.
If the game still does not work, try out these fixes.
Due to an outdated Windows version, you may receive the “this build of Vanguard requires TPM version 2.0” error. If so, you need to update Windows through these steps.
Step 1: Open Settings by pressing Windows and I keys.
Step 2: Click Updates & Security > Windows Update.
Step 3: Click Check for Updates to download and install any available updates.
Uninstall and Reinstall Game Files
Game installation going corrupt is not an uncommon occurrence. If your copy of Valorant has damaged files, this could be causing the TPM 2.0 issue. In a case like this, you need to uninstall and then install your copy of the game.
To do that, search for “Add or Remove Program” in Windows Search and uninstall Riot Vanguard and Valorant from your PC.
Once done, you will need to reinstall the game from the Riot Launcher to see if the issue still persists. Upon restarting, the Valorant TPM 2.0 error will most likely be fixed.
Contact Valorant Support
If you are still facing any issues related to the Valorant TPM 2.0 error, the last thing you can do is to contact the Valorant support team directly and ask for their assistance.