Since Windows 11 was presented to the public, we have found a very long list of criticisms of the requirements for its installation. Microsoft has made so many changes on this issue that confusion reigns. But without a doubt, one of the most controversial points is related to the obligation to have Secure Boot activated and TPM 2.0. And this requirement would also extend to video games. Some of them, at least. For example, Valorant would be one of the titles that could not be executed if these characteristics are not met.
According to Windows Latest, the limitation would be related to a recent change to the Vanguard anti-cheat system. Apparently, the developers at Riot Games updated the anti-cheat platform to enforce the use of TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot in Windows 11. In this way, then, computers that do not meet these requirements would not be able to run Valorant again.
In recent days, users of early versions of Windows 11 – specifically the latest versions released on beta and development channels – reported on social networks about the appearance of a warning when trying to run the shooter. “This build of Vanguard requires TPM version 2.0 and Secure Boot enabled in order to play,” the sign reads.
In fact, from the Windows Insider Twitter account they have clarified that this notification is typical of the anti-cheat system, and not the operating system. For now, Valorant developers have not made public reference to this issue, but it may be a blow to gamers planning to upgrade to Windows 11even if your PC does not meet the minimum requirements.
This error appears to be coming from the Vanguard app, and not Windows.
– Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) September 3, 2021
Remember that Microsoft will allow your new system to be installed on “unsupported hardware”, but the process must be done through an ISO, and not through Windows Update. In addition, those who access this possibility would not receive security and driver updates.
Valorant would continue to run smoothly on Windows 10
According to Windows Latest, the imposition of TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot enabled to play Valorant would only affect PCs running Windows 11. On Windows 10, the game would continue to work without major problems.
Also must see what about other games that also use anti-cheat systems. If the imposition of specific requirements for Windows 11 becomes a norm, the measure may not be well received by the gaming community. We will be attentive to any news, of course.