How to Download Valorant for Windows PC?

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Valorant took the gaming industry by storm even before it’s release date by allowing closed beta access to several prominent live-streaming gamers who instantly liked the game. It was played by them and numerous other viewers too (beta keys access) for months until the beta program closed a month before the official release date of Valorant for windows PC.

What is Valorant?

Valorant is a free to play 5v5 First Person Shooter game made by Riot Inc and released on June 2nd, 2020. It features seven distinct maps and sixteen different valorant agents with their own respective unique abilities that the players can use to make the gameplay both challenging and interesting.

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This game instantly took off in the gaming market despite the presence of giant Battle Royale titles because it brought a familiar concept in an innovative manner. While FPS games like Counter-Strike and Overwatch share some similarities with Valorant in terms of objectives and the 5v5 roster, the Valorant game is much more entertaining for it offers endless possibilities in each map to make the game immersive in a way that the world hasn’t seen before.

System Requirments for Valorant on PC (Windows)

Since Valorant is a free to play game, you can easily download it from the official website and even though it’s known to run smoothly on low-end PCs too, let’s first take a look at the different system requirements. Depending on the fps(frames per second) you need, the requirements are as follows:

Minimum Requirments (For 30 FPS):

  • OS : Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • HDD : 8-9 GB
  • CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
  • GPU : Intel HD 4000
  • VRAM: 1GB

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Recommended Requirments (For 60+ FPS):

  • OS : Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • HDD : 8-9 GB
  • CPU : Intel i3-4150
  • GPU : Geforce GT 730
  • VRAM: 1GB

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Competitive Gameplay Requirments (For 144+ FPS):

  • OS : Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • HDD : 8-9 GB
  • CPU : Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.2 Ghz
  • GPU : Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
  • VRAM: 1GB

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With this sorted, let’s now proceed to download valorant for Windows PC and then install the game by following the below-mentioned steps.

How to Download Valorant for Windows PC?

Steps for dowloading Valorant for Windows PC:-

  1. Start by visiting https://playvalorant.com to download the game and click on the ‘Play Now’ button displayed at the welcome page.
Download Valorant on Windows PC

Note: If you already have an account, Log in with your Username and Password after visiting the website and jump to step 4.

  1. You’ll be now asked to either ‘Sign In’ to your Riot Games account or you can make a new one by instead clicking on the ‘Make One’ button.
Download Valorant on Windows PC
  1. If you’ve opted to make a new account, you’ll be asked to enter Your Email, Date of Birth, Riot Account Username, Password, and lastly the Captcha Code to complete the ‘Sign Up’ process.
Download Valorant on Windows PC
  1. You should be now redirected to the Download page. Click on the displayed ‘Download’ button to download the game’s client file to your PC.
How To Download Valorant on Windows PC
  1. After the download finishes, execute the game’s client file (Install VALORANT.exe) by double-clicking it and then click on ‘Run’ followed by another click on ‘Yes’ as shown in the images below:
Run Valorant EXE file
Install Valorant on PC
  1. The next screen should look like this where by pressing the ‘Advanced Options’ button you can change the installation directory path, if required.
How to install valorant on pc
How To Install Valorant on Windows
  1. The game client will download and automatically install the necessary Valorant game files on your PC as soon as download is complete.
How To Install Valorant on Windows PC
  1. You can ‘Log In’ into the client in the meanwhile with your Username and password to have the downloading window appear something like this:
Install Valorant on Windows PC
  1. After the download and installation are complete (along with the login), click on the ‘Play’ button.
How To Play Valorant on Windows PC
  1. You’ll be displayed the following error message asking you to restart your PC soon after the game starts but it’s only for the game’s anti-cheat client to initialize. Close all running programs and Restart.
Valorant Installation on Windows
  1. Once you are logged into your Windows account after restarting, run the game by double-clicking on its desktop icon (VALORANT.exe). You’ll be now asked to pick a unique Game ID (Display Name) at the game’s home screen.
  1. After choosing a unique name, you can join the match queue by clicking on ‘Play’. Happy Gaming!

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By following this step by step guide on how to download Valorant for Windows PC, you can enjoy valorant on your windows pc.

Let’s enjoy playing Valorant on PC, complete contracts one by one, unlock the agents and have a fun!

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