Every new Valorant patch should be something to be excited about, except this last one. The latest Valorant patch was rolled back by Riot Games since it was causing issues for a lot of players.
We're all waiting for the next big patch in Valorant aka 2.06, but so far Riot have been releasing small updates. The latest patch had something to do with Vanguard, everyone's favorite anti-cheat system designed by Riot Games.
While it doesn't really stop hackers as much as we imagined a year ago it still has a special place in our heart and the kernel-level of our systems. Anyway, the new patch brought more harm than good as it caused the game to crash for many of the players.
Reddit users were on the case and according to them, the bug will most often affect players using a Ryzen-based system. The problem was confirmed by some notable members of the community.
new Valorant update isn't just having problems with people starting the game, it's also crashing pcs. probably not good Riot— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 23, 2021
A potential fix for some of the users was revealed by Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham, if you're using FACEIT that is.
Update: my stream PC runs valorant just fine, seems to be an inconsistent issue going around— Tyler Latham (@Ska) March 23, 2021
Riot's Solution: Roll Back Recent Valorant Update
Eventually, Riot decided to go with the most logical solution to the problem - rolling back the patch. A few hours later, Riot Games also confirmed that, in fact, the reason for the crashes was the FACEIT app interfering with Vanguard.
Turns out an older version of the FACEIT app and the latest Vanguard version were not playing nice. If you are still experiencing issues, please update your FACEIT app. https://t.co/fmcwByjaYw— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) March 23, 2021
As mentioned in the tweet above, the best way to fix the problem will be by either uninstalling or updating FACEIT (if you're using it). Patch 2.05 proved to be a bit more problematic than usual with many players experiencing different sorts of technical issues. Let's hope 2.06 will have a better launch!
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