How to Download Valorant
The Riot Games FPS is one of the most popular Esports at the moment, and you will see it everywhere on every platform if you are into gaming and Esports. If you haven’t played the FPS, then you are missing out!
But if you are here reading this article, you must have stumbled across Valorant and you must want to give it a go! So without further ado, here is how you can download Riot Games’ Valorant!
Where to get Valorant and how to download it
Downloading Valorant is easy, so let’s get you going so you can start playing! Like the rest of Riot Games’ games, Valorant is not available from a launcher, such as Steam or Epic Games, you need to download it directly from their website.
Click the download link from RIOT
Click the red “Play Free” button
Make a Riot Games account or sign in
Make sure you have enough disk space on your Windows PC. Valorant takes up around 25-30GBs.
What will happen after I download Valorant
The Valorant download includes the game client and Valorant launcher, but it will also download an application called Riot Vanguard. Riot Vanguard is the Valorant anti-cheat system. We have a whole article on this and how the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat system works if you want more detail.
This is perfectly normal and needs to be installed and running to open the game client and play Valorant. You will be prompted to restart your PC so that Riot Vanguard can activate when you first open Valorant.
Beyond this, you will be asked to sign in on the Valorant launcher with your Riot Games account, and then you will be greeted with a tutorial, where you can complete the basics of the game!
Do I need to play the tutorial
The tutorial will teach you all of the basics of the game to help you start playing Valorant, such as the tactical abilities, lethal abilities, and basic team strategies, such as the spike and planting and defusing it!
After completing the tutorial in the Riot Games FPS, you can start playing properly! You can do anything and everything from spending money on in game purchases of some awesome skins, to playing hours upon end of Spike Rush - it is up to you!
So what are you waiting for? Download Valorant, create some clutch moments, let your sharp gunplay shine and go and dominate the competitive stage!