How To Quickly Fix Valorant VAN-9003 [5 Easy Solutions]

Running Valorant in compatibility mode or updating your graphics card are good solutions to fix the issue, but we have the ultimate fix in case they don't work.

Updated on Mar 09, 2024
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How To Quickly Fix Valorant VAN-9003 [5 Easy Solutions]

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Run Valorant In Compatibility Mode

Our first solution to fix the VAN-9003 error in Valorant is one of the easiest to execute. This method can also solve other issues like the Valorant error code VAN 138.

To run your game in Compatibility Mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Right-click the Valorant shortcut on your Desktop

  2. Click on Properties, which will open up a new menu

  3. Go to the Compatibility section

  4. Under Compatibility mode, tick Run this program in compatibility mode for:

  5. Then, using the drop-down menu, select the most recent Windows version. In this case, it’s Windows 8

  6. Click Apply to save your changes, and press Ok to close the menu

Valorant Properties

Run this program in compatibility mode for

Try relaunching Valorant to see if the issue persists. 

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Make Sure Windows Is Up To Date

The next potential fix is a general one: to keep your Windows version up-to-date. We recommend using Windows 11 already, as Valorant has been optimized to fit the latest version of Windows.

To check for Windows updates, follow these steps:

  1. Click on your Windows key and go to Settings

  2. On the left-hand side, click on Windows Update, which is the button at the bottom

  3. Then, click on Check for updates on the top right of your screen

  4. After clicking the button, Windows will automatically scan for updates for your computer

Windows Update

If Windows detects an update for your computer, it will automatically download and apply it for you. You will have to restart your computer, and that’s pretty much it!

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Update Graphics Card Drivers

The graphics card is crucial for running video games such as Valorant. It is essential that your graphics card drivers are updated so your Valorant does not crash.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to update your graphics card drivers:

  1. Hit your Windows button and look for Device Manager

  2. In the Device Manager, look for Display adapters

  3. Click the drop-down menu, and your graphics card should be displayed

  4. Right-click your graphics card and hit Update driver

  5. Then, click Search automatically for drivers

Right-click your graphics card and hit Update driver

Search automatically for drivers

Like Windows, your computer will automatically look for the latest version of your drivers and install it if there are any.

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Check Secure Boot State

The following solution is related to checking your computer’s Secure Boot State. There is a big problem if your computer isn’t running on a Secure Boot State. First, let’s check whether it is or not:

  1. Hit your Windows key and type msinfo

  2. Doing this will lead you to System Information

  3. In the System Information menu, look for Secure Boot State

Secure Boot State

If Secure Boot State is On, you can skip this solution. However, if it is Unsupported, we have some fixing to do.

To enable Secure Boot State, we must open the BIOS menu. The BIOS differs slightly between motherboard manufacturers, but the idea and process are similar. The process might be a little confusing and lengthy, so follow carefully to avoid incorrectly configuring BIOS settings:

You will need to restart your computer. As it is launching, click the F2, F12, or Del key to open the BIOS settings

Different manufacturers will have different keys to open the BIOS mode, but these three are the most common ones.

BIOS mode

Next, look for the Boot programs menu. Some manufacturers display it on the home page, but for others, you might need to go to Advanced Mode to find it.

Boot Menu

If you are in Advanced Mode and still do not see it, you must disable the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) to unlock it.

Disable CSM

Once the Boot menu is unlocked, look for Secure Boot and change it from disabled to enabled.

Enable Secure Boot

When completed, save your changes and relaunch your computer. Return to the System Information menu to see if the Secure Boot requirement is now On.

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Reinstall Valorant

If none of these solutions have worked for you, the last resort fix is uninstall Valorant and reinstall it:

  1. Hit your Windows key and type Add or remove programs

  2. Windows will show you all your Installed apps

  3. Search for Valorant, and click Uninstall

  4. Valorant will be deleted from your computer

  5. Go back to the official Riot Games website and download Valorant there

Uninstall Valorant

The download size for Valorant is quite large, so you might have to wait a while to download the game.

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