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The fastest way to uninstall Valorant


If you’re tired of dying to Jett’s knives or yet another teammate going off the rails just because you looked at them, it may be time to uninstall Valorant.

Riot Games’ free-to-play first-person shooter is very popular among PC gamers. It’s straightforward to get into due to its low cost of entry and friendly tutorials. However, when it comes to uninstalling Valorant, the process is not as streamlined as the game’s gameplay. Valorant requires a couple of steps to completely delete from a system. These steps are absent from Riot Game’s other famous title, League of Legends.

The extra steps are because of another piece of software players have to install before playing Valorant, Vanguard. Vanguard is Riot’s anti-cheat software, which prevents the game from being tampered with and includes uninstallation as well.

How to uninstall Vanguard

Image shows how to uninstall Vangyard

  • On the system tray located on the bottom right-hand side of the Taskbar, locate the Vanguard icon.
  • Right-click on the Vanguard icon to open a submenu.
  • Now select More to see the Uninstall option.
  • Click Uninstall to remove Vanguard from your system.
  • Now, Valorant can be uninstalled using the usual method.

How to uninstall Valorant on Windows

  • Press the Start button on the Taskbar and type “Add or Remove Programs.”

Image shows how to open installed programs list on windows

  • Select Add or Remove Programs to open a list of installed software on your PC.

Image shows how to uninstall valorant on windows

  • Use the search function or navigate to the Valorant icon in the list.
  • Once found, click the three dots to open more options.
  • Now select Uninstall to start removing the game.

Valorant game uninstalled

  • Agree to the uninstall, and Valorant will be uninstalled from the PC.

How to uninstall Valorant on Mac

  • Uninstalling Valorant on Mac is an easy process.
  • Locate the Finder and open the Applications.
  • Find Vanguard in the listed applications.
  • Right-click on the icon and select Move to Bin.
  • Alternatively, you can drag and drop the Vanguard icon on top of the Trash icon.
  • Now, similarly, locate Valorant in the applications and move it to the trash bin.
  • From there, right-click on the Trash icon and select Empty Trash to uninstall both Vanguard and Valorant.

Image shows unsuccessful uninstallation

Make sure to quit the Riot client and uninstall Vanguard before uninstalling Valorant. The Riot launcher doesn’t offer any options to uninstall Valorant, so players must use manual operating system features to do so. Need to uninstall League of Legends as well? Check out the guide for that.

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