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Riot Games will not let you play Valorant on Windows 11 without TPM 2.0

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According to the final confirmations we now have a solid idea that Microsoft’s latest OS version that is Windows 11 will be coming to our systems on October 5th, 2021. however, it also will be coming with a bunch of new system requirements.

However, there is one requirement that Microsoft positioning as the core for the Windows 11 OS and that is the Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0). the most important aspect of the TPM 2.0 is that it makes life a lot harder for bad actors and means that if a specific piece of hardware or device ID gets banned, you can’t just make up a new one and continue hacking away.

However, Windows requires the availability of TPM 2.0 compulsorily is certainly new however the TPM itself has been around since 2016 (and Windows 10 also technically demands it, though never seems to put this into action).

In the gaming industry, the anti-cheat software of Riot Games is a part of the company’s aggressive campaign against cheaters with Vanguard. This software has certainly annoyed some people because it demands kernel-level access and delights many others because it seems to be extremely effective.


However, no matter if you are a fan of the tech or not you cannot disagree with the fact that the Valorant competitive scene has a much lower incidence of cheating videos and exploits when compared to competitors like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Call of Duty: Warzone.

According to the latest information, Riot Games have now started to enforce a demand for players to have TPM on PCs running Windows 11 and trying to play Valorant. As TPM is a Windows 11 requirement, this new rule by Riot Games makes complete sense to some, however, some are also taking it as a sign of overarching dystopian corporate madness.

Riot’s approach to cheating is and always has been aggressive, which means it’s unafraid to take steps such as these. However, if you plan on playing Valorant on your Windows 11 PC, you better get a TPM 2.0 enabled system.

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