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Valorant download guide: how to download Valorant on PC, minimum system requirement and more

With the rise of FPS video games, gaming enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new video games. Valorant from Riot Games is one such FPS title that grabbed gamers’ attention with its creative storyline, aesthetically engaging gameplay, and easy-to-follow download process. However, that’s not the best part. The Riot Game’s Valorant is available to download for free. You can set up, download, install and run the game on Windows devices by following this Valorant download guide.

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If you’re looking to download Valorant on your computers but couldn’t find a simple and easy-to-follow method, then you can follow our Valorant download guide for Windows PC. However, in order to download the game, you have to fulfill some prerequisites. Additionally, you need to make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements. With that being said, here is how to download, install and play Valorant on Windows PC.

Valorant download: prerequisites to download Valorant

Valorant minimum system requirement

Riot Games has garnered a large fan following for its 5v5 tactical shooter game. However, some players are yet to dive into the futuristic world of agents. In order to play the game, you need to make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements and if you want better FSP from the game, make sure your computer surpasses the recommended system requirements. 

Valorant: minimum system requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (Intel) or above
  • Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000, Radeon R5 200
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • Disk space: At least 10GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit

Valorant: recommended system requirements

  • Processor: Intel i3-4150 (Intel) or above 
  • Graphics card: Geforce GT 730, Radeon R7 240
  • RAM: 4GB
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • Disk space: At least 10GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit

Top 5 reasons to play Valorant

5 reasons to play Valorant

There are an array of reasons why you should play Valorant at least once. The 5v5 character-based tactical shooter allows you to dive into the world of FPS games with your friends and family members. One of the key USPs of Valorant’ is its availability. The game is available for absolutely free. On top of that, players can participate with random players from around the globe or play among themselves. Here are the top five reasons why you should play Valorant.

  • The game is available for free and features optional in-app purchases
  • Competitive gameplay from international servers boasts skills and experience
  • Choose from 15 different agents with unique abilities and skillset
  • Multiple gaming modes will keep you interested 
  • Six larger than life maps to explore 

How to download Valorant for PC?

As mentioned before, Riot Games is yet to reveal anything about the mobile or PS5 version of the game. At the time of writing this, Valorant is only available for Windows computers. Here is a quick walkthrough to download and install Valorant on Windows PC. 

  • Open Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or any other web browser currently installed on your computer
  • In your preferred search engine, type “Valorant sign up.”
  • Alternatively, you can click here to visit the signup page
  • Once you’re on the Valorant website, click on the ‘Play Now’ button
  • Sign in to your Riot game account or create a new one on the same window
  • Now, login to your Riot game accounts and navigate to the download page
  • Click on the Download button and then save the Valorant.exe installer
  • Once downloaded, open the Windows Download folder and look for the .exe file
  • Double-click on the Valorant.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the game
  • Once installed, double-click on the Valorant icon on the desktop screen to run the game

Valorant: frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can you play Valorant on a Mac?

The developers are yet to release any other version of the game except for Windows. At the time of writing this, Valorant is only available for Windows PCs and laptops.

How big is Valorant download size?

Valorant comes down to 14.4GB in size when installed. Though the basic installer is only 100MB, the game takes up about 16GB once installed on your system. Additionally, with every new update, the game size increases. So make sure you have enough space on your computer before installing the game.

How do I download Valorant on Windows 10?

You can visit Riot Game’s official website to download the game. Alternatively, you can check out the game on Epic Games official website as well.

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Ashish Khaitan

Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.