How To Uninstall Valorant

As the Riot client doesn't offer a way to uninstall games, you will need to do it manually. In this article, we will guide you through the process of uninstalling Valorant.

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Need a break? | © Riot Games

Doing breaks from gaming is a normal thing to do. Focusing on studies, work or anything else related to our vital life duties should always be a priority. In case you were trying to uninstall the game from the client and failed to find the option don't worry, we got you covered.

Valorant: How To Uninstall On Windows

The one thing that is funny about Valorant is that the Riot client doesn't have an option to uninstall the game. Almost like they don't ever want you to stop playing their masterpiece shooter. The only way of uninstalling the game is by doing it manually, by both uninstalling Riot Vanguard and Valorant itself.

To Uninstall Valorant & Vanguard:

  • Click CTRL+S and type Add or Remove programs and afterwards press Enter
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Finding Add or Remove programs | © Microsoft
  • Find Riot Vanguard, click the three dots on the right side, and click on Uninstall
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Uninstalling Riot Vanguard
  • After successfully uninstalling Riot Vanguard, search for Valorant in Add or Remove Programs, and uninstall it the same way
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Uninstalling Valorant | © Microsoft

Can't Uninstall Valorant

If you come up with issues while deleting the game, the most common reason for it is that you haven't disabled Riot Vanguard first. When uninstalling Valorant as this guide suggests you need to first uninstall Riot Vanguard and then proceed with uninstalling the game itself. Vanguard is Riot's anti-cheat defense system and may interfere when uninstalling the game itself.

Valorant Will Always Be here

Having a break from any game can be positive as we sometimes lose ourselves in it and completely destroy our daily schedule. If you don't have these kinds of problems and you're fed up from a losing streak, don't worry. Meta's change and patches are quite frequent. Taking a short break and coming back to it will recharge your passion & patience which will later translate into you playing Valorant much better.


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