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Possible Fixes to Valorant Mouse Issues After Patch 2.09

Abhimannu Das
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  • Valorant players are facing mouse issues after updating to patch 2.09 with many players reporting left-clicks not registering.
  • Riot Games is aware of the issue and a fix will be deployed soon but there are temporary workarounds available.
  • The latest patch is also causing performance issues and restarting your system will temporarily restore normal performance.

The latest Valorant patch has a game-breaking but that causes mouse clicks to not register.   If you have been facing mouse issues in Valorant since patch 2.09, you need to wait until Riot Games issues a permanent fix. Right now, there is a temporary workaround to get past the annoying mouse issues in Valorant’s patch 2.09. In addition to the clicks on registering, some players are also reporting FPS drops in the latest update and the community has not been able to find out what causes the unstable framerate yet. here is how you can fix Valorant mouse issues’ which came up after patch 2.09. 

Issues in Valorant’s Patch 2.09 

There are two major issues in Valorant patch 2.09  that are affecting players. Despite the patch being designed to fix a number of game-breaking bugs, it ended up adding even more bugs to the game. A lot of peripherals are affected for players with click registration on mice being the biggest issue. A lot of players reported that the left mouse button does not register sometimes when playing Valorant.

Others have had even worse luck in the latest patch with blue screens and FPS drops being reported as well. FPS issues have also been reported in the patch 2.09 feedback post on the Valorant subreddit. Other players are affected by system-wide performance issues since the latest patch. The only way to fix the performance issues is to restart your computer after you are done playing Valorant every time. 

How to Fix Mouse Issues After Valorant Patch 2.09

Here are some potential fixes for mouse issues after Valorant patch 2.09. 

Solution 1: Run as Administrator 

Here is how you can fix the mouse issues from Valorant’s patch 2.09. 

  1. Right-click on the Valorant icon on your desktop or search for Valorant in the Windows search bar and right-click on it. 
  2. Click on Run as Administrator. 

Solution 2: Click Your Mouse When Valorant Boots

Another solution that was listed by Redditors involves clicking your left mouse button while the game is booting up and the game might register your inputs and detect your mouse correctly. 

Riot Games is aware of the issues and the developers are likely to push out a fix in a few days. Until then, players will have to make do with the temporary fixes and workarounds that are available. If you are facing performance issues after exiting Valorant, restarting your system will temporarily fix the issue until you play the game again.  

RELATED:  Valorant Patch 2.09: Full Notes and Details


Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.

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