TPM 2.0 error has to do with users who are trying to play Valorant specifically on Windows 11, the latest operating system from Microsoft that has made some gamers concerned about its future. According to the company itself, it is good for video games. Unfortunately, it isn’t stable enough for mass usage and requires polishing as evidently seen by the various reports and complaints made by users around the globe.
However, that aside, the real reason behind this troublesome error stems from two main things. Valorant on the Win11 OS requires two main components to function accordingly; There are essentially two important components that Valorant requires on Windows 11 known as the Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 features.
Secure Boot is a security program that protects users from harmful threats and was made available from the latest version of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) software, created by Intel. Lastly, TPM is yet another crucial hardware security software that is designed to run Windows 11 with safety checks.
So in order to clarify if you have these necessary components in your current build of the OS, we will go over the exact instructions as well as other known fixes from the community that we have managed to put together which will undoubtedly help you solve this pesky TPM 2.0 error with relative ease in Valorant.
How To Fix The TPM 2.0 Error In Valorant
Thanks to the help and feedback of various players of the game from Reddit and Discord, we have provided quite a few workarounds and methods that may or may not potentially resolve the issue. We highly suggest following each of these listed solutions as carefully as possible so to avoid any further complications.
Rebooting The Game And PC
Restarting Valorant on your Windows 11 should be no daunting task as you can simply press the ALT + F4 keys together to instantly close the game and start it up again to check if the TPM 2.0 error is resolved or not. Moreover, it can also help resolve minor headaches like the game freezing at any random interval or getting stuck.
Enabling Secure Boot And TPM
Now the most vital method to relieve the TPM 2.0 error is to enable your Secure Boot program in the BIOS of your Windows. It may seem like a lengthy process but we will make sure to discuss each step as simply as possible as it will allow you to manually enable the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot functions on your desktop.
The thing to keep in mind as we proceed is that your BIOS menu might likely differ from others since it is dependent on the Motherboard manufacturer of your PC but that aside, let us first quickly entail how to get all the details about your motherboard such as the manufacturer and model number:
- Open up the Windows Search bar and type in “CMD” and hit the enter button.
- In the newly opened command menu, type in “wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer”.
- You will be given the model number and manufacturer details of your motherboard.
Now comes the detailed process of navigating and enabling Secure Boot in your PC’s BIOS menu:
- Completely shut down your PC and then boot it back up.
- Whilst the PC is booting, spam your F1, F2, F10, F11, or F12 keys. One of these keys is by default your BIOS menu keys which will open it up if pressed right after the startup.
- Alternatively, you can also opt to restart the PC straight into the BIOS menu section by heading into the main Windows 11 Settings.
- Here, click on the System settings option
- Now scroll down until you spot the option for “Recovery” as shown in the image above.
- Once on this page, you should now have the option to restart your PC under ‘Advanced Startup’.
- When the PC restarts, there will be a few options to choose from, one of which will include the troubleshoot option which will take you to the BIOS menu.
- Now whether you chose to use your Function keys or the ‘Advanced Startup’ process, you should now be in your BIOS menu which is essentially your System’s most important startup program.
- Now comes the tricky part of locating the features we need to enable as each BIOS menu may differ from the other in interface and options.
- Preferably, you will want to locate the ‘TPM/ Trusted Platform Module’ in your security options as most of the time it will always be there, as was the case for us.
- If it isn’t, toggle it on and apply these changes if there is a drop-down or confirmation menu below it.
- Try to navigate the options and locate the Boot Options or something similar in the BIOS menu.
- Here, you should have the option to enable the Secure Boot feature on your desktop.
- Make sure to save and apply these changes if there is any option for it pops up.
- Next, you can safely press F10 or click on any option that will let you save these changes and exit the BIOS menu to restart your PC normally.
- Now launch Valorant on your Windows 11 and verify if the TPM 2.0 error code is resolved or not so we can move on to the next potential solutions.
Disable Background Applications And Overlays
It has been reported by users that background applications like the OBS recording software or Discord will impact Valorant’s performance on Windows 11 by hoarding useful internal memory and system resources, which then end up causing dramatic issues like the TPM 2.0 error code to crash it. But for now, let’s discuss how you can disable the auto-startup of Discord which helps to combat the problem according to players:
- Open up the Discord app from your Windows search bar.
- Once you are inside the application, click on the Gear icon on the bottom left of the screen near your profile icon and audio options to open up the main Settings of Discord.
- In this menu, scroll until you find the Windows Settings
- Here under the “System Startup Behavior”, you can click on the ‘Open Discord’ toggle setting to enable or disable Discord opening up as soon as you log into your desktop.
- As another precautionary method, you can also disable the setting in your Windows Task Manager too which should eliminate any chances of the app running or starting up in the background.
Additionally, players under the various comment threads of Reddit posts for the error have seemed to kickstart Valorant on their Windows 11 by disabling the overlay feature which has miraculously worked for some users in getting rid of the TPM 2.0 error. You can easily disable it by heading into your Game Overlay options at the lower end of the Settings and toggling the option off as shown in the image above.
If you frequently use Discord to chat with your squadmates during the game, then the process of removing these roadblocks might clear the way to play the game without any sort of issues.
Launching The Game As Administrator
If you’re not aware of this, basically most users have the option to launch various applications and software on their Windows devices under Admin privileges. It grants the app every access and authority to every component and helpful tool found on your PC to run smoothly without any hitches. It is quite a trivial process that can kickstart your restrictive games to act more robustly. You can enable it in the following way:
- Locate the folder in which you have the Valorant directory installed.
- Right-click on it and select the Run as administrator option.
- It will ask for a confirmation to run it on Administrator and simply agree to that option.
- Additionally, you can search for the game in your Windows Search bar on the bottom right of your desktop and launch it under admin authority as shown in the image above.
- Alternatively, you can view the properties of the Valorant.Exe file by right-clicking on it.
- Here on the compatibility menu, there should be the option to run the launcher as an admin.
- Check back in Valorant if the TPM 2.0 error issue has been resolved for you on Windows 11.
Unsubscribe From The Windows Insider Program
One of the few workarounds that users have managed to cook up that is worth listing in here is the newly introduced Windows Insider Program from Microsoft. Most of the current players of Valorant are using the preview builds of Windows 11 which of course, isn’t perfected and requires polishing.
It ends up creating problems that you might not be aware of at all. So your best bet is to quickly unsubscribe from the Windows Insider Program which will let you enroll back from the Preview build of the Windows OS.
- First things first, click on the start menu on the bottom right and open up the Settings.
- In Windows 11, it should be under your ‘Pinned Apps’ list for ease of accessibility.
- Next, select the Windows Update option at the very bottom of the various options.
- Now scroll down in this menu until you spot the ‘Windows Insider Program’ under the “More Options” section in the list.
- On the next menu, the “Stop getting preview Builds’ drop-down menu, you should have the toggle on or off the option to ‘Unenroll this device when the next version of Windows releases’ as shown in the image.
In any case, if you are indeed on the dev builds of Windows 11, you will, unfortunately, have to roll back to the previous or the latest build of the OS to get Valorant working and the TPM 2.0 error resolved. But just in case you haven’t downloaded or reinstalled Windows in your life, we have you covered on that too.
Lastly, if all hope is lost then it is worth giving a shot to reinstall your Windows. It is pretty annoying since you will want to backup all of your important files and data that is crucial to you in an extra portable drive or USB. Speaking of which, most users can choose to manually reinstall windows by the latest version on their USB drives.
However, you also have the feasibility of automatically updating Windows from the Cloud storage option. Both methods can be achieved in the following step-by-step process we have detailed for you:
- You will want to open up your System settings list once again on your desktop.
- Head into the Recovery options, which we used previously to restart the PC in BIOS mode.
- The option to “Reset this PC” should be above the advanced startup setting.
- You will now be prompted with the 2 options; Keep all of your personal files and remove all the data like Applications and software or remove everything, including the personalized data.
- We would suggest the latter for a clean reinstall and complete refresh of your system but ultimately, it all boils down to your decision.
- Additionally, as shown in the image above, you can click on “Change Settings” if you want to locally reinstall Windows from a USB device or files on your PC or simply remove miscellaneous files.
- Most importantly, you can choose to remove the files just from the ‘C’ Folder, which is your main folder where Windows will be installed by default.
- We saw users report using the default settings to reset their PC, so it is completely up to your preference.
- Just make sure to backup all of your essential data in one place so you do not lose anything in case you choose the full reinstall route, the process itself will take a couple of hours at max to complete.
Do let us know if you managed to solve it on your own or if these fixes helped you out in removing the error in the comments section below. As always, eXputer wishes you luck!
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