This Version of Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0 - Valorant


How to Fix “This Version of Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0” in Valorant

Abhimannu Das
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“This Version of Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0” in Valorant is very common on Windows 11 systems.
If you see the error message, you should update your TPM 2.0 settings to fix the issue.
Secure Boot also needs to be enabled for Riot Games' anti-cheat to work with Valorant.

Some Valorant players are facing an error code saying “this version of Vanguard requires TPM 2.0.” If you updated your game or Windows recently, it is possible that you will face this issue. TPM 2.0 is a hardware security measure needed to use Windows 11, and if you do not have it enabled, Vanguard (Riot Games’ anti-cheat) will not work on your computer, preventing Valorant from launching on your PC. Here is how you can fix the issue and continue playing Valorant.

This version of Vanguard requires TPM 2.0 error - How to fix

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 “this version of Vanguard requires TPM 2.0” error in Valorant.

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.

  1. In the Windows search bar, type in 'cmd' and hit Enter.

  2. In Command Prompt, type in “wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer”.

  3. 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.

  • MSI: Delete.

  • Toshiba: F2.

  • Samsung: 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. Once you are done enabling TPM 2.0, you should no longer get the “this version of Vanguard requires TPM 2.0” error in Valorant.

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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.

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