According to a new report, Valorant, the popular tactical shooter game from Riot Games will not support PCs bypassing the Windows 11 system requirements. Also Read – Top 5 Mobile Games Coming in 2021 ahead
The final build of Windows 11 is coming out on October 5th and will require a new CPU, TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot, as per the new system requirements. Now according to a WindowsLatest report, Riot Games has implemented new rules in its fps game. Also Read – Valorant Episode 3 Release Date, Act 1 Reflection Battle Pass: KAY/O Agents, Weapon Skins, Gun Buddy, Spray, Rewards, Price, and more
Valorant probably won’t run on PCs that bypass Windows 11 system requirements
According to the report, RiotGames’ Valorant game is implementing TPM 2.0 on Windows 11. Without beginning, TPM or Trusted Platform Module is a security module installed in a PC and is meant to provide hardware and security related functions. Apparently following Windows 11 v.22000.176 and v.22449, some players have reported being unable to play Valorant on their systems, according to a WindowsLatest report. Also Read – Valorant Free-to-Play Tactical Shooter Game Coming to Mobile, Riot Games Confirms
The outlet also shared a screenshot that read, ‘TPM version 2.0 and Secure Boot are required to be enabled to run this build of Vanguard.’
According to the report, the developers recently updated their Vanguard anti-cheat system to implement TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot on Windows 11. Vanguard Anti-Cheat Software is a powerful software that monitors the processes running in the system background. And the software is said to come packaged with Valorant. While this rule is being implemented only on Windows 11, thankfully Valorant will continue to run on Windows 10 PCs without meeting the criteria.
If you are playing on Windows 11 then Valorant has started implementing both TPM and Secure Boot to ensure a reliable platform while playing Valorant. @ riot van The team is again leading the anti-cheat industry in the right direction for competitive integrity pic.twitter.com/qgTM1yNqdA
— Anti-Cheat Police Department ️ (@AntiCheatPD) September 3, 2021
Notably, TPM 2.0 has been a requirement on PCs since mid-2016, so it should already have this security feature that you can enable from the BIOS menu. Apparently, users won’t have to meet the requirements if they clean Windows 11 with the ISO, but it will block the update. WindowsLatest indicates that it’s not just Riot Games, but that Fortnite developer Epic Games could probably follow suit, enforcing these requirements via Fortnite’s handy anti-cheat.