This Build of Vanguard Is Out of Compliance: 5 Ways to Fix

Repairing the game files is often a very effective solution

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  • If the issue persists despite following these steps, you may need to contact Riot Games, the developer of Valorant, for further assistance.
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When you try to launch Valorant on Windows 11, you might face the problem of this build of Vanguard is out of compliance.

With many gamers worldwide going through this, we have come up with some practical solutions. However, let us first consider some of the possible causes.

Why does it say my Vanguard is out of compliance?

The following are common causes of the compliance error:

  • Outdated game version – The message may indicate that your current version of Valorant is outdated and doesn’t meet the requirements to play the game.
  • Unauthorized modifications – You may have changed the game files or used third-party software that modifies the game’s code or mechanics.
  • System compatibility issues – Sometimes, specific system configurations or hardware setups may not meet the minimum requirements to run Valorant effectively.

How do I fix this build of Vanguard is out of compliance error?

The following workarounds are highly recommended before proceeding:

  • Undo modification – If you have edited some of the game files, you should undo these edits and see if that fixes the error.
  • Uninstall software – You should uninstall applications that may conflict with or use similar resources as Riot Vanguard.

If you have no success after these workarounds, please continue to the fixes below.

1. Update your OS

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
  2. On the right pane, click Windows update, then on the left, select Check for updates.
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  3. Click the Download & Install all button if any updates are discovered.
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  4. Finally you may be required to reboot the computer for the update to take effect.

2. Activate Secure Boot

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to System and Recovery, then click the Advanced startup’s Restart now button.
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  3. Click Troubleshoot and select Advanced Options.
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  4. Select UEFI Firmware Settings and choose Restart.
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  5. Here navigate to the Security option and enable Secure Boot.
  6. Finally, save the modifications made, reboot your device, and verify if it resolves the issue.

3. Run Valorant in compatibility mode

  1. Right-click on your Valorant launcher and select Properties.
  2. Navigate to the Compatibility tab, tick the Run this program in compatibility mode for checkbox.
  3. Finally, click the Apply and OK buttons to save the changes made.

4. Repair the game files

  1. Launch your Riot client.
  2. Click your profile icon and select the Settings option.
  3. Click on Valorant and select Repair.
  4. Verify it fixes this build of Vanguard is out of compliance.

5. Reinstall Vanguard

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter.
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  3. Click on Valorant from the app list and select the Uninstall button, then follow the wizard to complete the process.
  4. Finally, download and install a new copy on the official website.

If you have run through these steps, you should no longer get this build of Vanguard is out of compliance notification.

Also, you may want to run a virus scan with robust antivirus because, on some rare occasions, viruses have been known to trigger errors in the game.

Finally, in the comments section below, please tell us what worked for you.

Still experiencing issues?


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