If you want to dive into Riot Games’ acclaimed first-person shooter, then here’s how to download VALORANT to your PC.

VALORANT is one of the most popular first-person shooters in the world. Riot Games hit the jackpot with it, and whether you're a casual fan or a competitive fiend, there's a mode for you. To take part in the fun, you just need to know how to download VALORANT.

How to download VALORANT to your PC

Downloading VALORANT is as simple as clicking a button (Image via Riot Games)
Downloading VALORANT is as simple as clicking a button (Image via Riot Games)

VALORANT is an easy game to download. You'll be planting the Spike and fragging out in no time. Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the official VALORANT website
  2. Sign in to an existing Riot account or create a new one at the top right
  3. Click the Play Free button
  4. Select Download on the following page
  5. Open the VALORANT installer once it has downloaded
  6. Complete the installation of VALORANT and Riot's Vanguard anti-cheat program
  7. Open VALORANT, sign in with your Riot ID, and play

You may need to restart your PC after the installation to ensure Vanguard properly loads. Riot Games doesn't allow anyone to play VALORANT without Vanguard running in the background.

System requirements

If you have decided to download VALORANT and give it a try, you'll want to make sure your PC can run the game. It isn't incredibly demanding, but it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to how a game works with your computing power.

Here are the minimum requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / AMD Athlon 200GE
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 4000 / AMD Radeon R5 200
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

And the recommended requirements for the best experience:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GT 730 / AMD Radeon R7 240
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

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