There are hundreds of games released in a year but we hardly find any game, which does not have any bug or fix at the time of launch. One such game is Valorant. There is no denying that Valorant is one of the most popular free-to-play multiplayer tactical first-person hero shooter games but it has some errors and bugs that need to be fixed.
It has been almost a year since Valorant released but players are still having numerous issues preventing them to play the game smoothly. There are multiple errors in Valorant but we will only talk about an error, which causes players to stuck on a loading screen. If you too are having the same issue then don’t worry, Valorant not launching or Valorant stuck on the loading screen are quite common issues and can easily be fixed.
The fix that we have mentioned here will not take a lot of your time. If you follow these simple steps, you can easily fix Valorant stuck on the loading screen error and play the game without any hassles.
How To Fix Valorant’s Stuck On A Loading Screen Error
There are multiple ways to fix the Valorant not launching error. Let’s take a look at each method one by one.
1. Restart Your PC
Before you try any technical fix, I highly recommend restarting your PC and running the game as an Administrator. To do so, you will need to right-click on the game launcher and open properties, and click on the compatibility tab.
This might be a basic fix but there are players who claimed to have fixed the Valorant stuck on a loading screen error by using this method. If this method does not work for you then you can try the next one.
2. Reinstall The Game
Valorant not launching is a very common error but there are players who reported that this happens only when the game’s Vanguard anti-cheat system is not installed properly. This can easily be fixed by reinstalling the game but it would be better to just reinstall Vanguard.
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If you don’t know how to re-install Vanguard, you simply need to go to the Riot Vanguard folder in Program Files. Search for the Uninstall.exe file and remove Vanguard from your PC and then restart your PC as do as shown on the screen. Once Vanguard re-installed, you will be able to play the game smoothly.
If you are still having the same error then uninstall both Vanguard and Valorant from your PC. Once you successfully remove both Vanguard and Vaorant, download both Valorant and the Vanguard anti-cheat again and try running the game as administrator.
3. Delete Manifest TXT Files
There are multiple players on Reddit who claimed to have fixed Valorant stuck on a loading screen error by removing the two Manifest txt files. These files are located in Riot Games/VALORANT/live directory.
These are some fixes that you can try to solve Valorant not launching error in 2021.