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How to download and install Valorant on PC

Published: 7/Mar/2021 0:05 Updated: 5/Apr/2021 15:37

by Andy Williams

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Riot Games’ free-to-play first-person shooter exploded in popularity since its Summer 2020 launch, and here’s everything you need to know to get Valorant on your PC.

Valorant garnered fan and critical acclaim for taking on the 5v5 tactical shooter formula and fusing it with creative Agents for players to choose from.

As a competitive game, Valorant has been hailed as a worth competitor to CSGO with a ton of pros officially making the switch.

With new characters revealed every Act, and a growing map pool to boot, players have been flocking Valorant to grind Ranked games on their way to Radiant.

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Valorant's Agents.
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Valorant has been growing in content and player base since launch.

How to download Valorant on your PC

1. Go to the Valorant website and download the client here.

Download Valorant.

2. Run the file and install Valorant (7.3 GB). Note: You can change the install path by clicking ‘Advanced Options’ and altering the installation location.

Installing Valorant to desktop.

3. Sign into Valorant with your Riot ID — if you’re making an account or want to change your ID, visit our guide for instructions.

Signing into Valorant.

It’s worth noting that you will also have to restart your PC to ensure Vanguard (Valorant’s anti-cheat programme) is properly installed on your system.

Valorant Maps, Rank and Mode Guides

Since the game is free-to-play, you’ll be able to immediately drop into the casual lobbies like Escalation or go into competitive to find your Rank.

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As for the competitive queue, don’t go into a game without knowing how every Agent ranks among each other. Once you’re in the game, a big part of playing the game is knowing the maps like Icebox, Ascent, Haven, and more.

If you’re interested in buying into the Battle Pass or leveling up your guns, then there’s going to be plenty of chances of unlocking skins in Valorant.

Downloading Valorant will quickly give you loads to do, and will provide an in-depth competitive game to sink hours into.

Riot Games are looking forward to greatly improving Valorant through the years, so the playing community will have a wealth of content to sift through as the title evolves.

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