How To Fix Valorant Error Code VAN 9002 [2 Methods]

To fix Valorant Error Code VAN 9002, enable exploit protection for Riot Vanguard and update your Windows PC to ensure compatibility and security measures.

Updated on Mar 09, 2024
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How To Fix Valorant Error Code VAN 9002 [2 Methods]

The Reason Behind Valorant Error Code VAN 9002

The Valorant Error Code VAN 9002 might be a bit tricky to understand because it's not directly related to the Riot Client. While you try to log in to the Valorant game through the Riot Client, the Valorant Error Code VAN 9002 will appear. It may seem that the Riot Client may be at fault, but that is simply not the case.

What this means is that your Riot Client can’t load up Valorant due to your Windows PC setting up restrictions for the Riot Vanguard, which loads up with the Riot Client. The Control Flow Guard is a security measurement from your Windows PC, and the Riot Client and Vanguard do not have access to it. In this sense, it's a very similar issue to Error Code VAN 104 or Valorant Error Code 53.

It can appear for no reason, or after a Windows update or specific PC updates. Knowing why you are getting the error code is key because next, you’ll learn how to fix Error Code VAN 9002!

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How to Fix Valorant Error Code VAN9002

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Enable Exploit Protection for Riot Vanguard

To prevent Valorant Error Code VAN 9002, all you have to do is enable exploit protection. Here's how you can do this:

  1. Go to the Search Bar below and search for Exploit protection.
  2. Open up the first option that appears. This will open up a new window with various options.
  3. Make sure that each and every option is set to “Use default”, especially the Control Flow Guard (CFG) setting.
  4. Now, you may notice that for the changes to take effect, you will have to restart your PC. But don’t rush yet, because there are still some more steps to take towards fixing the issue with Valorant Error Code VAN9002.
  5. While you are still on the Exploit protection window, select the Program settings option above. This will show you a list of applications that are system overridden.
  6. Your goal here is to remove all apps that have any kind of mention for Riot Games, Riot Client, VALORANT, or Riot Vanguard.
  7. You can do so by selecting the app and clicking on Remove.

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Update your Windows PC

Since the Control Flow Guard (CFG) is connected to your Windows PC, and directly tied to your Operating System, updating your PC can be a crucial step. 

This might not only fix the issue with Valorant Error Code VAN9002 but could also resolve other potential issues with Valorant tied to your PC. 

Here’s how to do it, step-by-step:

  1. In the Search Bar below, search for Check for updates and select the first option.
  2. This will open up a new window. Click on the Check for updates button.
  3. After the update check finishes, you will see options for what updates are available for your Windows PC.
  4. You will be given the option to update your Windows; select this option.
  5. Once the update is finished, restart your PC.

Note: This process may cause problems if you have a low-end PC and lead to Low Client FPS error in Valorant!

Updating Windows PC To Prevent Valorant Van 9002

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