Valorant Play Button Not Working: How to Fix?

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Valorant Play Button Not Working: How to Fix?

Aditi Joshi
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If your Valorant Play button is not working, know that you are not the only one with this issue.
Here are some methods that we have shared, that can help you fix the Valorant play button error.

Imagine this: at the end of a stressful day, you decide to unwind by blowing some steam on Valorant. But, as you launch the game, you find out that the play button is not working. As frustrating as this issue is, it is extremely common as well. It can quickly put a damper on your gaming session.

But don't let this error discourage you from playing the game. In this article, we'll share some methods through which you can fix this error.


Why is my Valorant Not Opening?

Here are all the methods that will help you fix the Valorant Play button not working error. Let us take a look at them one by one. But before diving into these solutions, it is important to understand what this error is. This issue comes up when you launch the game and click on the play button. The game does not load further and can cause frustration.

The error could occur for a lot of reasons. These include system errors, unstable internet connection or server downtime.


How to Fix Valorant Play Button Not Working?

Check Your Internet Connection

An unstable internet connection could be the reason behind the play button in Valorant not working. Make sure your internet connection is stable and performing by following these steps:

  1. Restart your router and modem.

  2. Use a wired connection instead of WiFi, if you can.

  3. Try a gaming-friendly Domain Name System (DNS) to boost your network.

  4. Disable any Virtual Private Network (VPN) services temporarily.


Restart the Riot Games Launcher

Another easy fix is to simply restart the game launcher. Sometimes, an underlying issue can cause the play button to malfunction. To fix it, follow the given steps:

  1. Right-click on the Riot Games icon in your taskbar and choose "Exit."

  2. Wait and then double-click the Riot Games icon on your desktop or start menu to reopen it.

  3. Sign in with your account details and see if the play button is working.


Run the Riot Games Launcher as Administrator

To grant the Riot Games launcher additional permissions, run it as an administrator. Here's how you can do it:

  • Right-click on the Riot Games icon on your desktop and select Properties.

  • Go to the Compatibility tab and check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator."

  • Click on "Apply" to save the changes. Then reopen the Riot Games launcher to see if the play button works.


Reinstall the Riot Games Launcher and Valorant

As a last resort, try reinstalling the Riot Games launcher and Valorant to resolve the issue. When all else fails, this is often the step taken by gamers. This can eradicate any corrupted or missing files causing the play button glitch.

Follow the given steps to uninstall Riot Games and Valorant:

  • Go to the Control Panel and remove Riot Games and Valorant.

  • Go to the official Valorant website to get the Riot Games launcher.


Are Valorant Servers down?

The Valorant servers are currently up and running. However, there may be times when the servers are down. This could also be a potential reason for the play button not working.

If you want to know whether the Valorant servers are down, there are a few things you can do:

  • Check on Down Detector, the status of Valorant servers.

  • Ask your friends.

  • Staying connected on the game's social media handles to keep yourself updated.


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Aditi Joshi is an English Literature student who indulges in the world of gaming when she's not working. She finds enjoyment in the immersive world of gaming.

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