The Vanguard TPM 2.0 error is the most common error faced by gamers who regularly play Valorant on a Windows 11 PC. The worst thing is that this error can lock you out of the game.
But don’t worry; this problem has an easy fix if you know what’s causing it. Mainly, this is caused by two security technologies, Secure Boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, being disabled on your system.
Vanguard’s anti-cheat software requires these two security technologies to be enabled on your PC so it can recognize that it can be trusted. So if even one of them is disabled, you’ll get an error and the game won’t launch.
Below, you’ll find how to enable Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 for Valorant step-by-step and get rid of this annoying error.
Enable secure boot for Valorant
To enable secure boot, you would need to boot into the BIOS menu of your system. If you’ve never changed your system’s BIOS settings, you might feel a bit confused, and the incorrect configuration can cause problems when starting your PC.
Additionally, every system has a different key to enter the BIOS settings; you can find yours amongst the F1, F2, F9, F10, F12, or Del keys.
After you’ve found your BIOS key, you can follow the steps below to enable secure boot:
- Restart your PC.
- Keep pressing the BIOS key that you found to enter the BIOS menu.
- Look for the Boot option. This can vary depending on the system you’re using and can also look like Boot configuration.
- Enter the Secure Boot menu.
- Enable Secure Boot and make sure that the BIOS mode value is set to UEFI.
Before saving the changes, enable TPM 2.0. The steps for this are in the next section.
Enable TPM 2.0 for Valorant
TPM 2.0 is also enabled in the BIOS settings of your system. Alternatively, TPM 2.0 can also be enabled using other methods, like changing HKEY on your system and a restart script. But the simplest way to do this is through the BIOS settings.
To enable TPM 2.0 for Valorant, follow the steps below:
- In the BIOS menu, go to the Advanced tab.
- Look for the TPM option and enable it. This can also be called PPT, AMD fTPM Switch, or Intel Trusted Platform Module Technology, depending on the type of system you use.
- Go to the Exit tab.
- Select Save Changes and Reset and select OK.
- Here you will also see the changes that you have made.
- Restart your PC and launch Valorant now.
These settings were for an ASUS motherboard. If you have a different one, then the settings can vary for you. But generally, you will find the TPM and Secure Boot settings under the Advanced, Boot, or Security tabs.
Can You Play Valorant Without Secure Boot and TPM 2.0?
Unfortunately, due to Vangaurd’s anti-cheat measures and ensuring the highest security measures, you cannot play Valorant without enabling Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 on your Windows 11.
If you’re unable to enable Secure Boot or TPM 2.0, then let us know in the comments below, and we’ll help fix the issue.