How to Fix the TPM 2.0 Error in Valorant
Microsoft recently released Windows 11 as a free upgrade for eligible PCs. A lot of Valorant players who upgraded to Windows 11 are facing issues due to Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. If you are getting the TPM 2.0 error in Valorant, there is no reason to panic. There are some easy fixes that you can try out to fix the issue. Here is a quick how-to guide for fixing the TPM 2.0 error in Valorant.
Why does the TPM 2.0 error occur in Valorant?
There are two key components known as Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 that are essential if you want to play Valorant on Windows 11. If either of the features do not work, they will prevent Valorant from working on your system.
Secure Boot is one of the features of the latest Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) that protects users from security threats. TPM 2.0 is a hardware security measure needed to use Windows 11. Both TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot need to be enabled to play Valorant and if both are disabled, you will get the TPM 2.0 error in Valorant.
How to Fix TPM 2.0 Error in Valorant
Solution 1 – Check for Windows Updates
The first thing you should do is ensure you have all of the necessary drivers installed and are on the latest version of Windows 11.
Search for ‘Check for Updates’ in the Search bar in Windows on the bottom-left of your screen. Open the system result that shows up and hit the ‘Check for updates’ button. If you have any pending updates, let your system download and install them. Once done, restart your computer and see if you are still getting the TPM 2.0 error in Valorant.
Solution 2 – Disable Discord's Automatic Boot
As strange as it sounds, leaving Discord to launch at startup can cause Valorant to show the TPM 2.0 error.
Head to the Settings menu in Discord
Click on Windows Settings
Turn off “Open Discord”
Restart your computer
Solution 3 - Enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot
You need to enable TPM 2.0 and Secure boot via your BIOS settings when booting. Your BIOS menu essentially allows you to configure your motherboard and system before your PC even boots.
In the Windows search bar, type in 'cmd' and hit Enter.
In Command Prompt, type in “wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer”.
Your motherboard’s manufacturer and model details will be displayed.
It is recommended to look up the BIOS settings menu for your motherboard before proceeding with the next steps. You need to navigate the menu on your own and enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot.
1. Restart your computer
2. See the screen splash to identify the key you must press to enter the firmware (if applicable).
Press the required key repeatedly until you enter the setup mode. Here are the most common BIOS menu buttons. If you have a different button you need to look it up in your motherboard’s manual or search for it online.
Dell: F2 or F12.
HP: ESC or F10.
Acer: F2 or Delete.
ASUS: F2 or Delete.
Lenovo: F1 or F2.
Surface: Press and hold volume up button.
3. Once in your BIOS menu, you need to navigate to the Secure BOOT and TPM 2.0 settings and enable them.
These menus are different depending on the manufacturer and model of your motherboard and you should look up the settings for your motherboard before making any changes.