If you're still running Windows 10, and an older version at that, you might want to consider updating it as soon as you can!
Valorant is a live-service game of sorts with constant updates that include balance changes, new Agents, and cosmetics to grind or buy. Obviously, quality of life changes are par for course, and sadly, sometimes this means leaving behind certain things - in this case, old Windows 10 versions.
That's right! In case you didn't know, Riot Games will no longer be supporting certain versions of Windows 10, meaning you won't be able to login to Valorant and play the game.
While the information can be found on Riot Games' site, it wasn't until prominent community member and highly-reliable leaker/insider ValorLeaks sent out a reminder via social media to all players still using Windows 10 as their main OS.
Starting November 24, Support for Older Windows Versions are Being removed. | #VALORANT— Mike | Valorant Leaks & Info (@ValorLeaks) October 27, 2022
Any Version less than 1709 will now be unsupported. I recommend everyone to just update their Windows now. pic.twitter.com/tTIFgbCsh1
As you can see, this will take place starting on November 24. Meaning you better make sure you have Windows 10 up to date. Do note, that this doesn't mean you necessarily need to update to Windows 11, but rather the most recent version of your trusty OS.
All versions prior to 1709 will lose support. The 17 stands for 2017, the year in which that version of Windows 10 came out, so realistically, most shouldn't even be worried about these changes. In any case, if you want to make sure you won't be affected, here's how to do it:
- Go to Start Menu
- Go to Settings
- Go to System
- Click on about and spot the version of Windows 10 you're using on the Windos specifications
And that's it! In case you do need to update, the process should be rather harmful and seamless.
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