Valorant VAN Error 9001 or 9003 only appears only for Windows 11 users on the devices where TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot feature is turned off. Riot has enforced the primary requirement of both Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 (which is also essential for Windows 11). So, follow our article to quickly turn ON both features and start enjoying the game.
NOTE – If you have bypassed the TPM 2.0 check while installing Windows 11 as your system doesn’t have one, there is no way you can play Valorant. You can’t fool Vanguard. You have to go back to Windows 10 to enjoy Valorant.
Fix 1 – Turn Secure Boot, TPM features ON
Usually, both Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 features are turned ON by default. But, if you are using an older system, you have to tweak the settings manually in BIOS.
Step 1 – Boot into BIOS mode
Step 1 – Open Settings from the Start menu.
Step 2 – If you go to the left pane, tap the first option “System“.
Step 3 – Now, if you scroll down you can find “Recovery” settings. Open that up.
Step 4 – Just scroll slowly to reach down to the Advanced startup section.
Wait until the system restarts.
Step 5 – At first, tap “Troubleshoot“.
Step 6 – Open the “Advanced options” on the next step.
A list of additional troubleshooting options will appear on the next page.
Step 8 – So tap “UEFI Firmware Settings“.
Step 9 – Now, tap “Restart” to restart the system and open the BIOS page.
This will directly take you to the main BIOS page.
Step 2 – Turn ON the secure boot and TPM feature
You should turn ON the Secure Boot and TPM feature from the BIOS page.
Step 1 – Switch to the “Boot” tab.
Step 2 – Now, switch to the “Secure Boot” and hit Enter to open the Secure Boot option.
Step 3 – Switch ON the Secure Boot feature. Following the same way, switch ON the Trusted Platform Module (or TPM).
Step 4 – Now save the changes and exit the BIOS.
Let the system restart automatically. After login into your account, you can easily play Valorant again.
Fix 2 – Allow Require Additional authentication at startup
Sometimes Additional authentication is needed at the same startup by VGC. So, enabling this feature should help you fix the issue.
Step 1 – Using the Windows key and the R keys together, open Run.
Step 2 – Then, type this in the blank box. Click “OK” to open the Local Group Policy directly.
Step 3 – This is the location you have to follow up on opening the Policy Editor page –
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives
Step 4 – On the right-hand pane, look for the “Require additional authentication startup” policy.
Step 5 – Double-tap it to open that.
Step 6 – Next, switch the policy to “Enabled“.
Step 7 – Just check the “Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (requires a password or a startup key on a USB flash drive)“.
Step 8 – Don’t forget to tap “Apply“. Click “OK“.
Close the Local Group Policy page after this. Reboot the system.
Fix 3 – Empty the Valorant Caches
Empty the Valorant cache and then retry.
Step 1 – Open a Run panel.
Step 2 – Then, paste this and hit Enter.
Step 3 – Following this path reach this point –
Step 4 – Just select the “Cache” and “GPUCache” folders. Tap “Delete” to delete both folders.
Exit the Webcache folder.
Try to launch Valorant after this. This should help you resolve the issue.