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Valorant: How to Fix Bricking PC Issue After Latest Update

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Valorant: How to Fix Bricking PC Issue After Latest Update

Riot Games’ continued support of Valorant since launch has been impressively steady, but there have been some bumps along the way. This week marks another of those as a micro update has been causing some players’ computers to crash. Here’s how to fix the Valorant bricking PC issue after the latest update.

How to Valorant Fix Bricking PC Issue

Riot Games is aware that its latest update is causing an issue, and it has actually suspended the update temporarily. Well, so it says, anyway — I downloaded an update for the game two hours ago at the time of writing, which was well after the Tweet you see below that stated it had been rolled back.

In any case, the issue is apparently being caused by Vanguard, Riot Games’ anti-cheat system which operates at the kernel level of your PC’s operating system.

For those who are experiencing crashes that are bricking their PCs, there are two fixes until Riot Games issues a new patch: first, to simply uninstall/reinstall Vanguard itself, as you can see explained above.

The second potential fix is to update the FACEIT app if you have it installed since it apparently clashed with the new Vanguard update.

I expect a more permanent solution to the issue will be issued by Riot later today, so we’ll have this post up to date with new information as and when it’s announced.

For now, that’s everything there is to know about how to fix the Valorant bricking PC issue after the latest update. If you’re interested in more Valorant content, simply use the search engine on Twinfinite’s homepage.

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