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Valorant - "A critical error has occurred" Fixed

Published: 19:21, 17 November 2022
Maybe Killjoy can fix these issues for good
Maybe Killjoy can fix these issues for good

When it comes to random glitches in the system, Valorant is just like every other game on the market. This article will provide the fix to the "critical error has occurred and the process must be terminated" error.

While Riot tries to tackle as many bugs in Valorant as they can, some errors occur before the players can even enter the game and there is not much Riot can do about that. 

While Riot can tackle issues like update speeds being unrealistically slow and VAN 152 errors , this specific issue is out of their reach.

What exactly is "critical error has occurred and the process must be terminated", and why does it occur?  It is important to mention that this is an issue in your PC or, more precisely, your Windows OS. The PC has encountered an error and it has closed Valorant to save itself from any harm.

To resolve this issue, you can do the following steps:

1. Open your "Run" command prompt by pressing Windows Key + R

2. Search "services.msc" and hit Enter

A window with all of the services available on your device will appear. 

4. Look for "vgc" and double-click it

5. Stop the service by clicking "Stop" under "Service Status"

6. Set the Startup Type to "Automatic"

7. Start the service again

8. Click "Apply" and then "Okay" and close the window

9. Restart your PC

r/VALORANT Is there anything more frustrating than a critical error? Is there anything more frustrating than a critical error?

The second method to solving this issue is:

1. Head into the Local Disk (C:)

2. Open the "Riot Games" folder → "VALORANT" → "live" → "ShooterGame" → "Binaries" → "Win64"

3. There you will locate the "VALORANT-Win64-shipping" file

4. Right-click it and select "Properties"

5. Find and open the "Compatibility" Tab

6. In the Compatibility mode section, tick the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" option and select your operating system (Windows 10 or 11)

READ MORE: ​ VALORANT 5.10 Patch Notes - Agent updates, Bug fixes and more

7. Tick the "Run this program as an administrator" option in the Settings section

8. Click "Apply" and then "Okay" and close the window

9. Restart your PC


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