How to uninstall Valorant in 2024

Aakrit Sharma
Valorant Agents in a release poster for Episode 7 Act 2Riot Games

Valorant isn’t a difficult game to install, but the Vanguard anti-cheat can make it complicated to uninstall. If you want to free up storage on your PC or simply don’t want to play Riot Games’ FPS anymore, here’s how to uninstall or reinstall Valorant in 2024.

Valorant is one of the most popular tactical shooters that are available free-to-play, where players have to choose from a plethora of Agents to build solid strategies against opponents. The community is looking forward to experimenting with everything included in Episode 8 Act 1, including new additions, challenges, and more.

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However, keeping up with the Agent meta along with the stress of climbing the rank ladder is not everyone’s cup of tea. So if you’re looking to remove the game from your PC, here’s how you can uninstall Valorant in 2024, including how to reinstall it if you have second thoughts.

Episode 7 Act 3 poster for Valorant featuring various agentsRiot Games
You need the Riot Client to run Valorant on your PC.

Why can’t I uninstall Valorant from the Control Panel?

Vanguard, the anti-cheat system implemented by Riot Games, needs to be disabled before you can successfully uninstall Valorant. This is why removing the game from your PC isn’t as straightforward as clicking a few buttons in the Control Panel.

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How to uninstall Valorant

Follow these steps to easily uninstall Valorant from your PC:

  1. Access your System Tray located in the bottom-right corner of the Windows screen.
  2. Right-click on the Vanguard logo and select Exit Vanguard.
  3. Navigate to the Windows search bar, type Control Panel, and open it.
  4. Choose the Programs tab and click on Uninstall a program at the bottom.
  5. In the list of installed programs, locate Valorant.
  6. Click Uninstall to start removing Valorant from your device.

Following these steps, you should have successfully removed Valorant from your PC. You will also notice that the Vanguard anti-cheat system no longer appears at startup, freeing up your system even more.

Riot Client with Valorant under My GamesRiot Games
Riot Games constantly updates its Client to improve user experience.

How to reinstall Valorant

Here’s how you can easily reinstall Valorant:

  1. Visit the official Valorant website.
  2. Click on the ‘Play Free‘ button.
  3. Sign in using your existing Riot account or set up a new one.
  4. Once logged in, click the Download button to initiate the installation of Valorant.

Well, this was everything to know about uninstalling and reinstalling Valorant on your PC. For more content on the game, you can check out:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].