How Big Is Valorant In 2023?

If you're a Valorant player who's been halted by a persistent loading screen, don't despair. There are several effective methods to get you back into the action.

Are you contemplating downloading Valorant, the renowned tactical shooter from Riot Games, in 2023? The good news is that the game is impressively optimized, requiring less disk space than many of its contemporaries. However, it’s essential to be aware of its significant download/install size, especially if you’re working with limited internet bandwidth.

Valorant, a fast-paced first-person shooter, was launched in June 2020 following a successful beta phase. The game has since gained traction due to its compelling competitive mechanics and hero-based gameplay.

Valorant is not strictly a hero-shooter game, despite featuring 20 Agents with magical abilities. The game also incorporates complex strategies and weapons that require trigger discipline and high accuracy, common elements in competitive FPS titles. Thus, Valorant’s genre is a unique blend.

Although Valorant is a free-to-play game, it boasts a plethora of content — weapons, agents, cosmetics, game modes, and more — that players can explore. Naturally, the download size mirrors this diversity.

As of 2023, according to the Riot Client, which oversees Valorant’s installation, the game’s file download size is 28.4GB. This includes Riot Vanguard, the mandatory anti-cheat solution integral to the game’s security framework.

The game’s size has undoubtedly grown since its launch. This increase is expected as Riot Games continually rolls out content and feature updates. In 2022, the game welcomed four new Agents, a new map, and several content and QoL updates, which would have slightly increased its file size from the previous year.

To check the game’s download size before installation, players need to download an installer executable from the official Valorant website. This file is small (66.1MB) and should download quickly, depending on your internet speed. After downloading the .exe file, double-click on it to start the installation. The download/install client will then display the exact size of the game (28.4GB, as of writing). You can proceed with the installation or cancel it at this point.

Valorant System Requirements

The agent-based tactical shooter is well-optimized and not very demanding in terms of system requirements. For instance, to run the game at 60 FPS, you need the following system requirements:

  • CPU: Intel i3-4150 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU: GeForce GT 730 / Radeon R7240
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VRAM: 1 GB

For a true esports experience or 144+ FPS, you’ll need slightly higher specs:

  • CPU: Intel i5 9400F (2.9 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon R7370
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VRAM: 1 GB

The minimum requirements are also quite generous, allowing even the most basic machines in 2023 to run the game. Here are the minimum spec requirements:

  • CPU: AMD Athlon 200 GE / Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
  • GPU: Intel HD 4000 / Radeon R5200
  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • VRAM: 1 GB

In addition to the system requirements mentioned above, ensure to reserve at least 30GB of free disk space to download Valorant in 2023.

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