Fix Valorant error code: VAN9001 on Windows 11/10
Here is a complete guide on how you can fix the VAN9001 error on Valorant under Windows 11/10. Valorant is a popular free-to-play first-person shooter from Riot Games. It is loved by millions of game enthusiasts around the world. While you probably have a good gaming experience, it is not uncommon to find different error codes. One of these error codes is VAN9001. Many users have reported that they encountered the error code VAN9001 while trying to launch the Valorant game. When triggered, users encounter the following error message:
VAN9001, This version of Vanguard requires TPM version 2.0 and Secure Boot to be enabled in order to play.
If you’re one of those people facing the same mistake, we’ve got you covered. You can learn various fixes that will allow you to fix the error.
What causes the VAN9001 error on VALORANT?
Windows 11 has some built-in security requirements including Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 enabled. Now, Valorant also applies the same security requirements to ensure that you are on a trusted platform. You need to enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot on your BIOS setup to open the game. So when you are using the latest version of Windows 11, Valorant’s anti-cheat system called Vanguard will check the competitive integrity of the game at the TPM help.
Apparently, some Windows updates (KB5006050) change your BIOS settings and disable the secure boot option. So, users may think Secure Boot is enabled when in fact a Windows update has disabled it in the background. This affects Valorant and you might encounter the VAN9001 error when you try to open the game. The same goes for the TPM. If it is disabled, you will encounter the same error when launching the game.
Note that to enable Secure Boot, you must have UEFI. If your hard drive is partitioned into MBR, you can convert MBR to GPT before enabling Secure Boot.
Now let’s see the solutions which will help you to resolve the error.
Does Valorant need a secure boot?
Yes, Valorant needs the secure boot requirement to run without any errors. As reported by many users, the VAN9001 error is raised in case you have not enabled Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. So make sure both requirements are enabled before trying to play the game.
How do I check my TPM in Windows 11/10?
To check if your PC has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, you can check it through TPM Management or on your BIOS or UEFI. Apart from that, you can do it using the security node in device manager. You can also order WMIC in command prompt to check if you have TPM chip.
Fix VALORANT error code: VAN9001 on Windows 11/10
Here are the methods you can try to fix VAN9001 error on Valorant on Windows 11/10:
- Enable Secure Boot and TPM.
- Edit group policy.
- Restore factory keys.
Let’s explain the above methods in detail!
1]Enable secure boot and TPM
When you encounter this error, the first thing to do is to make sure Secure Boot and TPM are enabled from the BIOS settings page. There have been instances where some Windows updates have disabled Secure Boot and TPM in BIOS setup. Some users reported that they encountered the issue after installing Windows Update KB5006050. Now, if the scenario applies, you should be able to fix the problem simply by enabling Secure Boot and TPM in BIOS setup.
The process for enabling Secure Boot and TPM may differ depending on your motherboard manufacturer. Also, keep in mind that you will need to enable UEFI mode in order to enable Secure Boot.
Here is the step-by-step procedure to enable Secure Boot and TPM on your Windows PC:
- First, press Windows + I keyboard shortcut to launch the Settings app, then navigate to System> Recovery section and press the Restart button associated with Advanced start option.
- Now on the advanced start screen click on the Repair option, and then select Advanced options.
- Next, click on the UEFI Firmware Settings option and hit the Restart button.
- You can now go to the advanced, security, or boot settings page (depending on your motherboard) and then enable the secure boot option.
- Likewise, you can go to the advanced, security, or startup settings page and ensure that the TPM option is enabled.
- When done, restart Windows, then try playing VALORANT and see if the current error is now fixed.
If TPM and Secure Boot are enabled on your BIOS and you still receive the same error, there may be another underlying issue causing the error. Therefore, move on to the next potential fix to eliminate the error.
See: Fixed VALORANT VAN 135, 68, 81 connection error codes.
2]Edit group policy
According to some users, the error can also be fixed by activating the Require additional authentication at startup policy in the Group Policy Editor. You can also try the same and see if that helps you fix the error or not.
Here are the steps to change Group Policy to remove VAN 9001 error on Valorant:
- First, press Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog box and then enter gpedit.msc to launch the Group Policy Editor.
- Now just go to the Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates section.
- After that click on Windows components then expand the BitLocker Drive Encryption option present below.
- Under the BitLocker Drive Encryption drop-down list, you will find the Operating system drives option; just double click on it.
- You will now see various policies in the right panel. From the available strategies, double-click on the Require additional authentication at startup Politics.
- In the next dialog window, select the Enabled option and also make sure that the Authorize BitLocker without a compatible TPM (requires password or startup key on a USB drive) is selected.
- Finally, click on the Apply> OK button to save the changes.
After applying the above policy, restart your PC, then launch VALORANT. Hope you no longer see the VAN 9001 error.
Read: VALUING: This game is not available on your operating system.
3]Restore factory keys
If the above methods did not resolve the error for you, you can try restoring your secure boot keys in your BIOS setups to check if the problem is gone or not. You should be able to find the key restore option under the Secure Boot option in your BIOS setup. On newer motherboard or BIOS versions, the option may be hidden under the Key Management list. After resetting the keys, apply and save the changes, then restart your system. On the next boot, try playing VALORANT and see if the error is now fixed.
See: How do I fix the Valorant Vanguard uninitialized error?
How do I repair my Van 1067?
To fix Van error 1067 on Valorant, make sure you have enabled Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. Apart from that, you can select Windows UEFI in BIOS, reset secure boot keys in BIOS, disable CSM, or reset BIOS / UEFI settings to fix the error.
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