Error 128 Valorant - Vanguard Not Initialized Fix

The Valorant Error 128 Vanguard not Initialized fix is something you might need if you run into this issue, which you probably eventually will, because Valorant. This one does require more legwork than the usual “restart the game” kind of thing, but fortunately, it’s still not a super-difficult process. In this guide, we’ll give you several potential solutions to try out, and which usually work.

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Error 128 Valorant – Vanguard Not Initialized Fix

How to Fix Error Code 128 – Vanguard Not Initialized

To fix the Vanguard not Initialized Valorant Error 128, there are a number of things you can try. The first is to update all of your drivers, as the error message prompts you to do. While you’re at it, you can use the sigverif tool on your Windows to identify unsigned drivers, which you can then update or remove. Also, make sure to turn on Data Execution Prevention. If that doesn’t work, the next easiest option is to repair the client. Download the Valorant installer from here and run the installer. Click on Advanced options and select the same location where you already have the game installed. Now, click Install. If you’ve done everything right, it should say “repairing” instead of “installing.” Once the process is done, restart your rig and try getting into the game.

More often than not, the latter method should take care of the issue. If you still need a Valorant 128 – Vanguard not Initialized error fix, you should also disable Windows Testing Mode. That, combined with the repairing of files as explained above should be enough to solve the problem. If you have a fix for this particular error that you prefer and I haven’t mention, let me know in the comments below. I’m sure that other readers will be grateful for another solution. Also, feel free to check out some of our other Valorant error guides, such as Val 51 Error Code, Error 31 Code Fix, and Van 1067 Error Code Fix.

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