Your Game Requires a System Restart to Play Valorant: Is There a Fix?

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"Your Game Requires a System Restart to Play Valorant" is a common error that many players are running into. Luckily, there is an easy way to fix this problem if you are having it. Here's how to fix this pesky problem.

If you are encountering this error, this is what it should say exactly: “Your Game Requires a system Restart to play. Please restart your computer. If this issue continues, reach out to our player support team.” When facing this problem, the first simple solution is to do what it says and restart your computer. If that doesn't work, move onto the next solution.

Your Game Requires a System Restart to Play Valorant: Is There a Fix?

The next thing you will want to try is to run the game in administration mode. You can quickly do this by right-clicking the icon on your desktop and clicking "Run as administrator." For a permanent way to do this, right-click the icon and click 'properties.' From here, click on the compatibilities tab and check the 'Run this program as an administrator box.

According to official Riot Games Support, one solution may to be disable virtualization in BIOS. For this third solution, type 'cmd' into your Window's search box and run the command prompt as an administrator by right clicking it. Next, type "bcedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off" and then press enter. After you do this, restart your computer and try to launch Valorant again.

Finally, if none of the above have worked for you, a last option is to reinstall Valorant. To do this, open up your control panel and navigate to your apps. From here, you can easily uninstall Valorant. To reinstall it, you will most likely need to go to the official Valorant website and install it from there.