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Fix Valorant “A critical error has occurred and the process must be determined” Error

Fix Valorant 'A critical error has ocured and the process must be determinated' Error

Another day in Valorant and yet another error. Valorant is similar to Warzone as both are Battle Royals and have endless error codes. This time players are facing the Valorant “A critical error has occurred and the process must be determined” Error. The error occurs when you try to boot the game from the launcher. It won’t allow you to get into the game exiting to the desktop. Fortunately, there is an effective fix to resolve the error so you won’t have to stay away from the game for long. Keep scrolling and we will show you how to fix the error.

How to Fix Valorant “A critical error has occurred and the process must be determined” Error

As it’s noted, the “A critical error has occurred and the process must be determined” error occurs is several other Riot games besides Valorant. It mostly occurs for players who have the Avast antivirus installed. While the problem may not be occurring before, after a game update it can arise as some changes in the game code can be detected as malware or malicious software by the antivirus and it’s blocking the game from launching.

Valorant 'A critical error has ocured and the process must be determinated' Error

When the game initially launched, there were similar problems faced by Avast players, but the issues subsided. However, every once in a while they can re-emerge. Case in point, the fix for the Valorant “A critical error has occurred and the process must be determined” error is quite simple, add exception for Valorant on Avast or any other antivirus that you use.

For Avast uses, open the client from the Tray Menu and click on Menu on top-right corner > Settings > from the General tab click on Exceptions > Click on Add Exception in green > Browse > Go to the Valorant folder and add the exception.

While the error should not occur for uses with other antivirus program, if they do follow the same process with slight difference on your antivirus and set the exception for the Valorant folder. This will effectively resolve the error and you will be able to play the game.

If you are facing other error codes like VAN 6, VAL 43, or others, check out our game category. We have a whole archive of Valorant error codes and their solution. You can also use the comment section to report any new error code that you encounter in the game.  

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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