Valorant Specs: Required, minimum, recommended and high-end specs explained

Everything you need to know about the required specs for playing Valorant.

Valorant is a 5v5 tactical shooter from Riot Games.

Due to this you need to ensure that your PC meets the required specs for Valorant. You will always want to take into account the download size of Valorant, as well as the minimum specs, recommended specs and high-end specs.

If you are seemingly all set but are coming across problems, our Valorant error codes page might help with a related issue.

Then, once you are up and running, you can begin climbing to the top of the ranking system.

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Required specs and launch download size for Valorant

Before you can start playing Valorant, you need to ensure that you have the required specs to run the game.

The required specs for Valorant are:

  • OS - Windows 7, 8 or 10 64-bit
  • RAM - 4GB
  • VRAM - 1GB

The download size for Valorant at launch is 3.6 GB, which means that, even with a slow broadband speed, it won't take very long to download.

Due to the Riot Vanguard, Riot's anti-cheat system, you will need to reboot your computer after downloading Valorant.

Minimum specs for running Valorant at 30 FPS

Thanks to Valorant being compatible with Windows 7, it has the ability to run on a wider variety of PC. It also means that, if you have the minimum specifications for Valorant, it will run at a 30 FPS.

Here are the minimum specs for Valorant:

  • CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
  • GPU - Intel HD 4000

Recommended specs for running Valorant at 60 FPS

If you have the recommended specs for Valorant, then the game will have a 60 FPS.

Below you can find the additional recommended specs for Valorant:

  • CPU - Intel i3-4150
  • GPU - Geforce GT 730

Valorant is here! Our handy Valorant tips and tricks page is a great place to start. Otherwise check out the first season's Battle Pass skins and our Valorant agents tier list and best Valorant guns list to help you climb the ranks. If you're looking for technical advice, make sure you fit the required, minimum, recommended and high end specs and know how to solve any Valorant error codes.

High-End specs for running Valorant at 144+ FPS

The highest level of performance available for Valorant is 144+ FPS and, to achieve this, you need the following specifications:

  • CPU - Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHZ
  • GPU - GTX 1050 Ti

Have fun playing Valorant - no matter your specification!

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