Riot Games' Valorant is a 5v5 tactical FPS game which is constantly evolving through the addition of new agents and maps and so the game keeps growing in size


How Much Space Does Valorant Take?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games’ Valorant has grown both in popularity and in terms of disk size after two years.
Here are the minimum system requirements and the disk size needed to run Valorant.

Riot Games’ Valorant is a tactical first-person shooter (FPS) game that was released in 2020 and has grown very popular in a short amount of time, competing with the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) and Apex Legends. As Valorant gets new content in terms of agents and maps for players to enjoy, the space required on your hard drive to run the game also gets bigger. If you are looking to play Valorant for the first time and are wondering what it takes to run the game on your PC, this article will help you find all the right answers.

Valorant’s file size

Before playing Valorant, you will have to download the installer and the anti-cheat for the game through the official site of Riot Games and this requires up to 265 MB of hard drive space altogether. After these two files are downloaded, you can proceed to download the actual game and at the time of writing, the file size of Valorant is 25.7 GB.

System requirements to run Valorant

Before actually downloading Valorant, it is important to cross-check if your PC will be able to run the game so that your download does not go to waste. Just like other Riot Games titles including League of Legends and Legends and Runeterra, Valorant also has low system requirements so that many people get the opportunity to play the game and do not miss out on the fun.

The following are the minimum system requirements for Valorant:

Minimum specs for 30 FPS gameplay:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / AMD Athlon 200GE

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • VRAM: 1 GB

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

  • GPU: Intel HD 4000 / Radeon R5 200

Recommended requirements for 60 FPS:

  • CPU: Core i3-4150 / Ryzen 3 1200

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • VRAM: 1 GB

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

  • GPU: GeForce GT 730 / Radeon R7 240

High-end system requirements (144 FPS):

  • CPU: Intel i5 9400F / AMD Ryzen 5 2600x

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • VRAM: 1 GB

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Radeon R7 370

If you have enough free space on your computer and if you meet the system requirements for running Valorant, the next step is to download and play Valorant.

This is how you download the game:

  • Head to the official Valorant website and click on the Download link.

  • Your web browser will begin downloading the Installer package.

  • Click on the downloaded file and choose your preferred download location.

  • Sign in to a Riot Games account to login and start playing once your download completes

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant

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