How to Uninstall VALORANT Completely?

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There are times when you want to uninstall a game. It might be to fix some bugs or just because you got tired of playing.


Games like Valorant come with their anti-cheat & many other files. Therefore, it’s necessary to delete all the files & do it correctly. So how do you uninstall Valorant completely?

Many players are looking for how to uninstall Valorant completely. There are high chances you might miss a file or two while uninstalling the game.

In this article, we will be explaining all the necessary details regarding uninstalling Valorant.

A Guide to Uninstall Valorant Completely

If you tried deleting the game via Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program, you might have encountered an error:

Disable & Delete Riot Vanguard:

Before uninstalling the game, make sure you have disabled the Vanguard, Riot’s anti-cheat software. For disabling Vanguard, Follow these steps:

  1. At the bottom-right of your screen, click on the arrow displaying Show hidden apps (also known as System Tray).
  2. Right-click on Vanguard’s icon.
  3. Click on the Exit Vanguard option.
How to Uninstall VALORANT

Valorant will no longer function after disabling Riot’s Vanguard. Enable the application again for playing Valorant.

For uninstalling Vanguard completely:

  1. Search for Add or Remove Programs.
How to Uninstall VALORANT
  1. In Apps & Features, search for Riot Vanguard.
  2. Click on Uninstall under the application. 
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  1. Allow the prompt & then click yes on the uninstall confirmation box.

Following these steps will delete Vanguard from your system entirely. For players with older windows, uninstall the program through Control Panel > Uninstall a program > Riot Vanguard > Uninstall.

How to Uninstall VALORANT

Uninstalling Valorant

For uninstalling Valorant completely from your system, follow the steps mentioned above, but this time with the application VALORANT.

  1. Look for Add or Remove Programs in the search tab.
  2. In Apps & Features, search for Valorant.
  3. Click on Uninstall under the application. 
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  1. Authorize the prompt & then click yes on the uninstall confirmation box.

Doing this, you have successfully disabled & uninstalled Valorant & Riot Vanguard entirely from your Computer.


If the above steps do not work for you, use the manual methods for uninstalling these applications.

Manual ways of uninstalling Valorant Riot Vanguard:

  1. Start with opening Command Prompt (Press windows key & type cmd). Make sure you click Run as an administrator.
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  1. Enter the following commands in the same sequence:
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  1. It will prompt [SC] DeleteService success for both the inputs.
  2. Restart your System.
  3. In the program files [This PC>Windows(C:)>Program Files], find Riot Vanguard & right-click on the folder. Click on Delete.
How to Uninstall VALORANT

If you’re still facing issues with uninstalling the game, reach out to Riot’s customer support page. You can submit a ticket for your queries: Submit a ticket.

How to Uninstall VALORANT

Now you know how to uninstall Valorant completely. Following the steps above, you can clear all the game files from your system. You can re-install Valorant from their official Website: Riot Games.

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