Valorant update not downloading: Causes, fixes & More


Valorant Update Not Downloading: How To Solve

Aditi Joshi
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Players sometimes complain that they are unable to update Valorant with it stuck at 0% or 99% download.
Here are some possible fixes to solve this issue of Valorant update not downloading.

The excitement hits a whole new level when Riot Games releases a new update for Valorant. Whether it is a number of bug fixes or the introduction of a new map or agent, players are always eager to install the updates and get going with the vibe. But sometimes it may happen that the game does not download or update. Many report the game being stuck at 0% for hours, while others say that the game remains stuck at 99%. This can happen due to a number of factors and this naturally prevents players from enjoying the game. 

Players are very keen on learning the reason behind the 'Valorant update not downloading' error and how to easily fix this issue. 

In this article, we’ll share some ways in which you can fix this issue and resume the game to make the most of it.

Valorant Update Not Downloading: What Is Causing the Error?

There might be a myriad of factors behind the ‘Valorant Update Not Downloading’ issue. Regardless, they can be a menace and lead to frustration. Some of the reasons for the Valorant update not installing on your device are as follows:

  • Unstable network connection

  • Faulty DNS

  • Anti-virus software blocking the update

  • Corrupted network files

  • High server traffic

How to Resume Valorant Update Download?

You can follow some of the given solutions to fix the ‘Valorant Update Not Downloading’ issue to download the updates without hassle: 

Try reinstalling the game & restart your device

This is the oldest trick in the bag, but it works! Sometimes, your device needs just a little more push and then it can work wonders. Just close the Riot Client via Task Manager and then, reinstall the update by reopening the game client. You can also try restarting your PC to see if it solves the issue of ‘Valorant Update Not Downloading.’ 

Check your internet connection

Before moving further and testing out other possible solutions, it is wise to recheck your internet connection and make sure that it is not the cause. An unstable internet connection can lead to a lot of problems. Check both your router and your LAN connection.

Close all other apps on your device

It could be possible that your device is full of several open tabs and applications which makes it a little difficult for Valorant to do the update. Once you close all running applications, it could possibly fix the updating process. 

Turn off your anti-virus software

According to Riot Games, one of the reasons your game update is not downloading is because it is conflicting with your antivirus software. Disable or put the software on Passive mode, install the updates and then turn off the passive mode on your anti-virus software. 

Update your Windows

Another reason why the game is not continuing with the updates could be that you are running Valorant on a older version of Windows OS. Update it to the latest version and possibly the game will continue the updating process. 

These are some possible solutions to your Valorant updates not downloading on your device. If these steps don't work, you can always reach out to the Riot Support team and seek their assistance.

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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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