Valorant Stuck on Loading Screen


Valorant Stuck on Loading Screen? Here are Some Fixes You Can Try

Abhimannu Das
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Valorant can get stuck on the loading screen due to server issues or if the game fails to initialize.
It is recommended to check the official support pages to find out if the servers are down.
Updating Windows and resetting your graphics settings can fix the issue for some players.

If Valorant is stuck on the loading screen for you, there are a number of quick fixes you can try to the fix the issue. But before you try anything, it is recommended that you quickly take a look at the Riot Games’ support pages or social media handles to ensure there is no scheduled maintenance which could be causing the issue. Valorant being stuck on the loading screen can often be caused by outdated versions of Windows and Riot Vanguard can cause issues if you are on a very old OS. Here are some solutions that you can try if Valorant is stuck on the loading screen.

Valorant stuck on loading screen fixes

Before trying out any of the following fixes, you can check the game’s server status in any of the following pages:

Riot Games Service Status page:

Riot Games Support Twitter:

Down Detector:

Fix 1: Restart your PC

Try Restarting your computer to fix the Valorant Stuck on loading screen error.


Valorant gets stuck in a loading screen if Vanguard fails to initialize properly. A quick restart can sometimes fix the issue. If it doesn’t help with the issue, you can check out the other solutions listed below.

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard

  2. Click on the Power icon

  3. Click on Restart

Fix 2: Update Windows

Try Updating Windows to fix the Valorant Stuck on loading screen error.


Valorant works best when you have the latest versions of Windows installed on your system. So if your OS is not updated, consider updating to the latest version. Valorant works on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. You can find the appropriate tools to update your OS from the official Microsoft Support Page here. Once your copy of Windows is updated, restart your PC and see if Valorant is stuck on the loading screen.

Fix 4: Update graphics drivers

You may be having issues due to buggy or outdated graphics drivers. Some players reported that Valorant won’t launch because their graphics drivers were little out of date. Hence you can try to update the driver for your graphics card, manually or automatically.

If you don’t know which graphics card:

  1. Press [Windows Key] + R (this will open up a "Run" window).

  2. Type dxdiag and then hit Enter.

  3. Select the Display tab.

Once you know which graphics card you have, you can download its appropriate drivers from here:




Fix 5: Reset graphics settings


  1. Right-click on your Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

  2. Select Manage 3D Settings.

  3. Click on Restore Defaults.


  1. Right-click on your Desktop and select Catalyst Control Center (also called VISION centre).

  2. Select Preferences.

  3. Click on Restore Factory Defaults.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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