Valorant closed beta access is coming, but there are a lot of errors floating around. This page is focused on the Vanguard not initialized error which will pop up if you try and boot up the game. the game actually does not offer anything in the way of advice, so it can be hard to know what to do when the message arrives.
The message saying Vanguard not initialized comes out because the anti cheat program of Riot Games called Vanguard is not able to get up and running. If the game notifies you that it is not initialized, it means something went wrong during the Vanguard installation, the last reboot or potentially, it seems the error code is able to always show up when the anti cheat system is out of date and recently got updated.
Fortunately, there are a few things to try when fixing Error 44 – Vanguard not initialized. The first one is to try quitting the game client and relaunching it. the thing will give your Vanguard software another chance to boot up properly and is able to fix the issue super quickly. The sad news is that it does not always work out and you will have to be ready yourself for more of an inconvenient route. If the error message persists, you will need to uninstall Vanguard. It involves heading into the Add or Remove Programs menu, choosing Riot Vanguard, and uninstalling it. In case you are struggling or have an older version of Windows then make sure you go to the official support page. Once you have managed to uninstall Riot Vanguard, you can relaunch the Valorant Client and it will reinstall Riot Vanguard. After that, it is better for you to restart your PC to finalize the reinstall. In the end, please boot up Valorant, login, and you should be good to go.
If you are still facing the problems after this process, you are recommended to scroll to the bottom of the support page and click on the Submit a Ticket button. This one will let the Riot devs know what your issue is and either help you out, or at least find a future fix in time for the summer launch of the game.
Riot Games is always working to update the client stability of the game among many other things, and since writing this article up it has released a number of patches which have significantly decreased the amount the players have greeted by this error code. Hopefully in the near future, it will be a thing of the past.
If you feel helpless when facing this Error 44 – Vanguard not initialized, it is better for you to join the community of Valorant and discuss with the members of the community. There might be some members who know the solution and kind enough to help you. Do not hesitate to interact with them and ask them anything, especially the things related to Valorant.