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How to update in Valorant

It’s actually very simple.

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Like with many online games, Valorant is a tactical shooter that is regularly maintained by its developers in order to keep the game exciting, fresh and attractive for both its regular players as well as new ones.

Usually, amendments to the video game are done via patch updates and the developers will often tease their thoughts and ideas for the next patch online to the community to see what kind of reception it will get.

Not only do patch updates introduce new additions to the game, such as brand new characters, weapons, maps etc., but they also attend to bugs and issue hotfixes for those technical aspects that need sorting out.

The latest Agent for Valorant, Yoru, went live on all servers on the last patch. (Image Credit: Riot Games)

Updates are essential to these types of video games and are the sole reason why many popular games such as Counter Strike and League of Legends are still relevant to this day, after over 10 years in the industry.


So when it comes to Valorant, how exactly do you initiate these updates?

How to update

The process is actually very simple and usually does not require the user to do anything more than load the game as normal. 

The game is programmed to automatically update upon starting and after waiting some time (depending on your internet speed), the game should update and install the update with no further actions required. 

Update failure fix

Sometimes you may find that the update keeps failing and you are not able to play the game as a result. Well, do not fear as the solution for this problem is very straightforward.

In almost every single case, a quick uninstall and reinstalling of the game fixes the issue as the necessary game files that are needed for the update are downloaded freshly from the reinstallation. 

If the problem persists then you may have a problem with your connection and you should contact your internet service provider for further investigation.

It is also worthwhile to check the server status on the Riot Games official website, as there could be other external issues that you may not be aware of.

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