Riot Games’ Valorant game requires TPM 2.0 on Windows 11
Microsoft has set the Windows 11 hardware requirements as having to enable the TPM chip, which has annoyed many users, but now game companies are also starting to implement new strategies.
According to feedback from Twitter users, if the user forcibly runs Windows 11 on an unsupported device, it may be impossible for Riot Games’ Valorant game to play.
The company has quietly updated the powerful anti-cheat software. If it detects that it is a Windows 11 system, it will call the hardware-based anti-cheating detection.
When the Valorant game starts, the system version will be checked in advance. If Windows 11 is detected, it will also check whether the device has the TPM security chip-enabled.
If the security chip is successfully detected, the Vanguard anti-cheat software will record the hardware number (HWID) and continue to monitor whether subsequent players have cheated.
If the security chip cannot be detected, the built-in anti-cheating system of the Valorant game will directly pop up a VAN9001 error and prompt the system to enable the TPM module.
It is worth noting that Microsoft has lowered the security chip requirements of Windows 11 from TPM 2.0 to 1.2, but subsequent updates will not be available on TPM 1.2. But Riot’s anti-cheat system requires TPM 2.0, so even if you can install Windows 11 on TPM 1.2, you can’t play games.
Although Riot’s new policy will affect some users who install Windows 11 on unsupported devices, the new anti-cheat policy naturally has benefits. This compulsory measure makes it difficult for game cheaters to bypass the detection.