By Tom Capper – Updated June 18th, 2021
Valorant made waves when it first released due to its combination of controls like CSGO and its hero characters like Overwatch, but one of the most impressive things about Valorant is how it redefines competitive shooters. The game is designed to run as fast as possible, giving you the best refresh rates available.
However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t run into technical issues when you’re playing Valorant. In this guide, we’re going to explore some of the issues that you may run into when you try to cheat in Valorant. We’ll cover some of the most common problems and we’ll give you some potential solutions.
Try Reinstalling Your Cheats
If you’re experiencing a range of issues with your cheats and you don’t even know where to start, it’s often a good idea to work with a clean slate, and that typically means reinstalling your cheats. To do so, you’ll have to start by uninstalling your hacks, and the process varies based on the cheats that you’re trying to reinstall.
Some cheats may get so deeply rooted into the files of the game that you’re trying to hack that you may have to uninstall the game itself. Once that’s done, you should download the game once again and install your hacks to see if there’s a difference and if they now work the way they’re supposed to.
In other cases, you may be able to reinstall your cheats while holding on to your game files, which is great if you have a slow internet connection. Check and see if your cheats come with an uninstall package that will allow you to cleanly remove the hack’s files without any trouble.
Sometimes, you may even have to remove the cheat files from the game manually, but we wouldn’t recommend attempting this unless the cheat comes with details on how to remove the files manually. If you go it alone, you run the risk of deleting important game files and having to reinstall the game.
Make Sure Your Hacks are Compatible
When you pick up a set of hacks, you may be too excited about what they can do for your Valorant gameplay experience to see if they’re compatible with your machine. Incompatible hacks can result in a wide range of problems that you certainly don’t want to deal with.
There are a few different forms of compatibility issues, but the most common ones are those that pertain to your computer hardware. If your machine has the wrong hardware for a particular hack, then it likely won’t work at all, so be sure to know what kind of CPU and GPU your computer has under the hood.
Internal cheats tend to be a little more finicky when it comes to the kind of hardware that you’re running. For example, our Intel cheat packs are designed to work with Intel CPUs and they will give you an error or won’t even work at all if you decide to run them on a computer with an AMD processor.
Also, you should account for the kind of operating system you’re running on your computer. Most of our hacks are designed to work with specific versions of Windows 10, so head over to your “Check for Updates” page to see which version of Windows 10 you’re running and whether or not it’s compatible.
Check Your Anti-Virus and Your Secure Boot
In most of our cheat instructions, we outline that you need to disable your computer’s anti-virus as well as the secure boot function in your computer’s BIOS. This will ensure that you don’t run into any unexpected errors when you’re installing your cheats, but if you didn’t follow these instructions, then this is likely the cause of your issues.
We understand that disabling your anti-virus may make you think twice about using cheats, but that’s because most anti-virus programs consider our cheats to be unwanted software. That means that whenever our cheats try to alter your game files, you’ll end up losing crucial files as they’re quarantined.
Whether you have a third-party anti-virus program or Windows Defender, make sure that the program is temporarily disabled while you install your hacks. You should also whitelist your game folder so that your anti-virus doesn’t end up deleting your files on subsequent scans.
Also, be sure to go into your computer’s BIOS so that you can disable the secure boot feature. Some cheats need to run in your boot order to avoid getting detected by anti-virus, and having this feature off will allow them to do so.