Valorant has launched its Beta to huge success although a number of gamers are struggling with how to fix and resolve the anti-cheat error they’re encountering.

The FPS from Riot Games is set for a full release this summer. The closed Beta is currently proving very popular, with Twitch being watched by millions.

Valorant is pretty much a mix of Overwatch and Counter Strike. Teams of five go head to head to try and win the day with characters having select abilities and powers.


The problem at the moment is that you need an invite to the Beta to play. Furthermore, users are experiencing issues with the anti-cheat software that Vanguard and Riot have built into the game.

Valorant error

Valorant (Twitchblog)

It’s a good idea from developers. Trying to protect its game and users from hackers. However, it would be handy if the software worked for everyone.

Never fear, though, we’ve got the lowdown on just how to make sure you overcome any problems.

How to fix the Valorant anti cheat error

There’s no guaranteed fix for the Valorant anti-cheat error. However, you can try the following steps.

  • Try turning your system on and off. On reboot, you might be prompted to install the update if you already have the client downloaded
  • If the above doesn’t work, you’ll need to uninstall then reinstall the client that Valorant runs on. This should prompt your system to download the anti-cheat update
  • If both of these fail, then it might be an error with your own system

Once you’ve tried the above steps, you should be able to see if you are in the Beta or not. If you’re not, then, sadly, you’ll have to get back to watching on Twitch in the hope of getting in.

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