How to uninstall Valorant

How to uninstall, install, or download Valorant

By Fariha Bhatti


Jan 22, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Valorant is Riot Games’ big first-person shooter, bringing a fresh twist of abilities to the tactical shooter category. Here’s how you can uninstall, install, or download Valorant. 

The FPS category was packed with realistic shooters when Riot Games introduced Valorant. The animated title rolled in with its entertaining agents and deadly abilities. Shooter players instantly hopped onto the Valorant hype bandwagon, and now you can too. Or if you’re tired of the game, you can remove it from you computer to make room for other newer titles.

How to Install Valorant on PC? 

Valorant can be downloaded from Riot Games’ website or from the Epic Games store. Here’s how to get it on PC. 

  • Download the client from here.
  • Run the file and pick a suitable path for installing Valorant. 
  • Sign in to Valorant with your Riot ID. 
  • Restart your system before starting play.

The time for installation depends on your internet speed. Valorant takes up around 19-20 GB on your disc after the recent Episode 4 patch. If you have a fast internet connection, the game shouldn’t take too long to download. Otherwise, just leave it on overnight and it should be ready for play in the morning. 

How to uninstall Valorant? 

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If you’re looking to uninstall Valorant, here’s how to do it: 

  • Open the control panel and navigate to programs. 
  • Click on uninstall a program. 
  • Find Valorant in the program list and right-click on it. 
  • Select uninstall to delete Valorant from your computer. 

The game will be removed instantly, cleaning up space on your computer and turning off Valorant’s anti-cheat service that otherwise runs at all times.

Valorant system requirements in 2022

Valorant is a comparatively lighter FPS game, so you don’t need the optimal build to be able to enjoy the game. These are the minimum system requirements to install Valorant in 2022. 

  • RAM – 4GB 
  • VRAM – 1GB 
  • CPU – Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (Intel), Athlon 200GE (AMD) 
  • GPU – Intel HD 4000, Radeon R5 200 

If you’re looking to build a “beast” gaming piece to achieve FPS greater than 144, then opt for Intel i5-9400F 2.90GHz (Intel) or Ryzen 5 2600X (AMD). The GTX 1050 Ti or Radeon R7 370 are the best GPUs recommended by Riot Games for maximum FPS and performance in Valorant.