How to Enable Secure Boot for VALORANT

Playing games requires Secure Boot now?

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu - CS2 & Valorant Expert
2 Min Read

Secure Boot is a new feature available in Windows 11 to promote programs launching with a higher degree of safety and security. One of the programs that require Secure Boot is Valorant.

Valorant won’t properly run in Windows 11 if you don’t have Secure Boot enabled. We’re here to guide to today on how to enable Secure Boot for Valorant on Windows 11 devices.

Windows 11 Secure Boot for Valorant

All devices running Windows 11 will require you to turn on Secure Boot to play Valorant. If you encounter the Valorant error codes VAN9001 or VAN9003, then you need to enable Secure Boot for Valorant.

Luckily, it’s quite easy to enable Secure Boot, even if you don’t know much about computers. You also don’t need to have a Windows 11 key to enable Secure Boot on your device. The process will be a bit different, depending on the main manufacturer of your motherboard.

However, the process will mostly be similar across most devices, so you can still follow these steps:

  • Find your BIOS key. This key will differ depending on the machine you are using. However, it’s typically F2, F10, F12, Delete, or Esc. If none of these keys work, you can also try F1 or F5.
  • Restart your PC and spam your BIOS key button until the BIOS menu appears.
  • Once inside your BIOS, find the BOOT options tab.
  • Find Secure Boot and enable it.
Enabling Secure Boot in the MSI Bios.

Note: Secure Boot can also sometimes be found under other settings like OS Configurations, so browse around to find it.

  • Make sure to also check if the BIOS mode value is set to UEFI.
  • Save your settings and exit the BIOS menu.

Secure Boot should now be enabled for Valorant once you boot into Windows 11 again.

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By Anwell Patdu CS2 & Valorant Expert
Hey, awesome game enthusiasts! I'm Anwell, diving into the gaming world from the days of the Game Boy Advance SP with Pokémon FireRed, evolving into a pro strategist in the intense showdowns of Valorant and CS2. It's a thrill ride I never want to get off! But hey, I'm not all about the competitive scene. Sometimes I'm kickin' back with the latest indie farming sims, where my farm designs—though not award-winners—bring a quirky kind of peace. As for the tech side, yeah, I've put together a PC or two, and it's a blast. But let’s park that for now; we're all about the gaming vibes here! All this joystick joy turned me into a wordsmith in the gaming universe, with a sea of articles to my credit. And the journey, with you all by my side, just keeps leveling up. So, stay tuned, stay connected, and let’s keep this game-night rolling! Ready for more action and less talk? Onward to our next virtual adventure!
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