Valorant compatibility settings error – How to fix it

If you’re trying to start Valorant but getting the “Cannot start with your current compatibility mode” error, you’re probably confused as to what that means. How to fix Valorant compatibility settings error so you can start winning matches again as soon as possible.

How to fix Valorant compatibility settings error

There are three methods to fix Valorant “cannot start with your current compatibility mode” error, which you can do all from your PC itself, unlike Valorant connection issues that require hardware reboots and router resets.

To fix the Valorant compatibility settings error, try the following:

Launch VALORANT from its executable

Instead of double-clicking the Valorant icon on your desktop or selecting it from your start menu, launch the game from it executable file. In order to do this:

  1. right click on the Valorant game icon and select Open file location. This will open a new window that will show you where the main .exe file for the game is located.
  2. double click At VALORANT.exe here to launch the FPS title from its executable.

Change Valorant compatibility options

If launching Valorant from its executable doesn’t work, try optimizing the game’s Compatibility Optionsbecause sometimes if it is not correct windows can block the proper execution and cause the error.

  1. Right-click VALORANT.exe in the Valorant file location as described in the first method.
  2. Choose Characteristics.
  3. Click on that compatibility Tab.
  4. Check the Run this program in compatibility modeand then select yours operating system from the drop-down list.
  5. Click Use to save the changes.

You must do the same with that as well RiotClientServices.exewhich you can find in the Local Disk (C:) > Riot games > Riot client Binder.

Related: 50 Valorant tips and tricks to improve

Disable Valorant admin privileges

If you were running Valorant as an administrator, this can also be the source of the problem. To change this:

  1. Right-click VALORANT.exe in the Valorant file location as described in the first method.
  2. Choose Characteristics.
  3. Click on that compatibility Tab.
  4. Disable those Run this program as an administrator check box.
  5. Click Use to save the changes.

If none of the above methods work, open a support ticket through Riot Games Submit a ticket pageto make sure you describe exactly what you tried to fix the problem so you can get help as soon as possible.

For more information on Valorant, check out the Valorant Pro Player Crosshair Codes in the Pro Game Guides.

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@nytimas.com.

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