Valorant Riot Games’ free-to-play online first-person shooter is now available in India. Apart from the Indian market, the game was also available in most parts of Asia-Pacific and Oceania. The game has been available since 4.30 am IST and the Windows PC game is also currently available in Europe, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) states. The Valorant game will be released later in the North America (including the U.S.), Latin America and South America region at 5 am PDT / 8 am EDT.
The Valorant game release times are available with a tweet from the official Valorant user. In addition, the tweet confirmed the name of the game’s first episode, which is Ignition, and a new map called Ascent with its setting in Italy.
No VPN for Valorant
If you were planning to use VPN for your game, Riot has stated that they still don’t support regional transfer. This will also affect their server and ping value, so it is not recommended anyway.
Valorant does not have any dedicated servers for India at launch. Riot has stated that Valorant servers for the Middle East and South Asia will be available later in 2020.
How to download Valorant
For those who have to download the game, it’s simple. The game is not available on Steam, like other Riot Games titles. Go to the official Valorant website and click “Play Now”. Now log in to your existing Riot account or create one. Once you have done this, you will be directed to the Valorant download page.
Before you start playing, we recommend that you make sure you have the latest graphics drivers. Nvidia recently released a “Valorant Game Ready Driver” last week that has been numbered as the GeForce Game Ready 446.14 WHQL driver. The game driver provides support for the Windows 10 May 2020 update that has been rolled out globally.
WHAT IS THE DISCHARGE SIZE OF VALORANT?
The download size of Valorant is quite small for competitive shooters. The file size is currently 14.4 GB, but this is expected to change a bit as more and more updates come out.
Since this is an online game, you’ll also want to have a stable internet connection. If you cancel during a ranked game of Valorant, you’ll be penalized, so heed our warning.
CAN I DOWNLOAD VALORANT ON A MAC?
No, unlike League of Legends, you cannot officially download Valorant on a Mac.
There you have it, everything you need to know about Valorant’s download size. If you’re waiting for the game to finish downloading, check out our list of Valorant levels and our guides to Valorant ranked and the best Valorant crosshairs while you wait.
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