Fix Invalid Access to Memory Location Error in VALORANT

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How to Fix Invalid Access to Memory Location Error in VALORANT

Abhimannu Das
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The Fix Invalid Access to Memory Location Error in Valorant has become common in the new patch and players are unable to identify a proper fix.
The new patch seems to be causing RAM management issues on some systems which causes Valorant to crash.
Updating graphics drivers and updating Windows is solving the issue for a lot of players but a patch might be necessary to address the error.

Valorant players who updated to the latest patch have been experiencing the “Invalid access to memory location” error recently and it is currently unknown what the exact source of the problem is. But the community has been able to figure out some solutions that fix the issue in most cases. It is likely that Riot Games will push out a patch to address the issue, but if you have been experiencing issues and running into the "Invalid access to memory location error" in Valorant quite frequently, here are some solutions that you can try.

How to Fix Invalid Access to Memory Location Error in Valorant

The “Invalid access to memory location" error typically occurs when the game is unable to access enough RAM. Make sure that you close any unnecessary programs when playing Valorant. If you run into the error, simply restart your computer and launch Valorant again. If the issue persists, here are a few solutions that have worked for the community since the latest patch.

Update Windows

Windows Update

You may be on an old version of Windows, that has memory management issues with the latest version of Valorant. It is recommended that you install the latest security and version updates for Windows if you are facing the "invalid access to memory location error" in Valorant.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type check. Then click Check for updates.

  2. Click Check for updates.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions so that Windows Update will automatically download & install the latest DirectX for you (included in the updates).

Update Graphics Drivers

If you are running into the invalid access to memory location error in Valorant, the first thing you need to do is update your graphics drivers.

If you are using an AMD Graphics card:

AMD Driver Installation

  1. Visit the AMD Driver and Support page: https://www.amd.com/en/support

  2. Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button to begin downloading the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool.

  3. Once the download is complete, run the file from the save location.

  4. When prompted, click Install to begin the setup process.

  5. Click Next until the update completes for your graphics driver.

If you are using an NVIDIA graphics card:

Nvidia GeForce Experience

  1. Search for NVIDIA GeForce Experience in the Start menu.

  2. Click on the first result.

  3. Click on Drivers.

  4. Click on Check for Updates or Update.

  5. Wait for the download to complete and click on Install.

  6. Click on Next until the installation is complete.

If neither of the solutions work, there is a small chance that you may be running into hardware issues. However, before you take any drastic measures like replacing your RAM, reach out to Valorant’s customer support and seek assistance.

Submit a ticket to Riot Games

  1. Head to the official Riot Games Support website

  2. Click on Valorant

  3. You can check the self-help section if you are facing a common issue

  4. Scroll down and click on “Can’t find what you’re looking for? Submit A Ticket”

  5. Choose A Request Type That Suits You

  6. You will get a prompt saying “You must be logged in before you can submit this type of ticket” if you are not logged in.

  7. Click on Sign-in

  8. Once you are signed in, enter the Subject

  9. Choose Your Enquiry

  10. In the Description Box, enter all necessary information.

  11. Attach any supporting images or documents in the attachments section.

  12. Click on Submit

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.