Valorant Game Guide: How to Download, System Requirements, Download Size & More

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Riot has launched its first major non-League of Legends Game: Valorant. The new game is a major departure from its MOBA past and doesn’t draw on similar strategy games like Legends of Runeterra or Teamfight Tactics.

In this game guide, we will tell you all about the game as well as how you can download it, system requirements, and more.

About the Game: Valorant

Valorant is a free-to-play team-based tactical shooter with a five-on-five setup. Each match has 25 total rounds; the first team to win 13 rounds wins the match. At the start of each match, players pick characters called Agents. Agents have special abilities like dashing quickly, creating pools of smoke, building walls or even calling down airstrikes.

Players can also buy abilities and weapons at the start of the game.

Where can Valorant be Played?

Valorant can be played on a PC as well as Laptop.

Valorant Download for PC/Laptop (Free)

Valorant can be downloaded from the Riot Games website and Epic Games Store. You will need to log in using your Riot Games account to download the game from either of the two sources.

How to Download Valorant from Riot Games Website

  • Go to the official Riot Games Website.
  • Click on the “Play Free” button.
  • Log in using your account. Create a new one if you don’t have it.
  • You will be redirected to download the Valorant Installer.
  • The installer will download the game as well as Riot’s Vanguard anti-cheat.
  • After the installation finishes, you can open and play Valorant from the start menu or desktop shortcut.

How to Download Valorant from Epic Games Store

  • Open Epic Games Store app or download the app from the official website.
  • Log in using your account or create one if you don’t have it already.
  • Search for Valorant on Epic Games Store app.
  • Click on the Get button to start downloading Valorant and Vanguard anti-cheat.
  • After the download is finished, start playing Valorant from the desktop shortcut or from the start menu.

System Requirements for Valorant Game

Valorant can run on basic as well as high-end machines. There is a slight difference in the system requirements while running Valorant on basic and high-end machines.

Minimum System Requirements (30fps)

  • OS- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, AMD Athlon 200GE
  • GPU- Intel HD 4000, AMD Radeon R5 200
  • Memory- 4GB RAM

Valorant System Requirements (60fps)

  • OS- Windows 7.8/10 64-bit
  • CPU- Intel i3-4150, AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU- Nvidia GeForce GT 730, AMD Radeon R7 240
  • Memory- 4GB RAM

High-End System Requirements (144++FPS)

  • OS- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • CPU- Intel i5-9400F, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • GPU- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, AMD Radeon R7 370
  • Memory- 4GB RAM

Valorant Download Size for PC

Valorant download size varies between 16GB and 20GB if you download it using Epic Games Store. If you are using Riot Games Website, you have to download the initial installer, which is about 100MB in size. The installer will then download the game which can be up to 20GB or more in size.

FAQs Regarding Valorant

1. Which game is the closest competitor to Valorant?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a bit of Rainbow Six Siege mixed in.

2. What is the main game mode in Valorant?

Defuse Game Mode is the main mode. There are 2 teams- one attacking and one defending. If the attacking team manages to blast the given bomb they win. Otherwise, defending team comes out victorious.

3. What is the setting of Valorant?

Valorant takes place in our world, albeit a near-future version of it.

4. Is there a story in Valorant?

Valorant will have story elements and they will be told within and outside the game through media like animated shorts.

4. Is Valorant free to download and play?

Yes, it is completely free to play.

5. Can other games be played using Riot Games Account?

Yes, the Riot Games account can be used to play other games from its library including League of Legends, legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics.

6. Can you buy character skin in the game using money?

Yes, you can buy new character skins, weapon skins, and other cosmetics via in-game microtransactions.

7. Is Valorant available for download on Mac?

No, it isn’t. Players who wish to play Valorant need to own a Windows PC.

8. Can I change my character during a match?

No, you can’t.

9. Is Valorant a competitive game?

Yes, Valorant is designed with competition in mind. In the version we saw, there was a casual mode and a ranked mode, but either way, the game is all about competition.

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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