Fix: Valorant Stuck on loading screen | Infinite Bug

Valorant is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game that’s developed and published by Riot Games. Currently, the game is running on the closed beta and is only available for the Microsoft Windows platform. The game offers very good graphics quality, high-performance gameplay, precise shooting, etc. However, most of the PC players have started reporting that the Valorant game is stuck on the loading screen sometimes like an infinite bug. If you’re also facing the same issue, then check this guide.

Here in this troubleshooting guide, we’ll share with you some of the possible workarounds that should fix the issue and you will be able to play the game quite easily. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

How to Fix Valorant Stuck on Loading Screen: Infinite bug

How to Fix Valorant Stuck on Loading Screen: Infinite bug

It’s worth mentioning that as the game is in closed beta mode, you may get these kinds of issues or errors until the stable version releases. Meanwhile, the Valorant server maintenance also can be another reason for the game stuck on the loading screen. However, if you feel that there is a server issue, then you can always check this article to find out whether the server is actually down or not. So, first of all, please be patient and try to restart the game.

Next, make sure that your internet connection is fast enough and stable. If not, then contact your internet service provider. Additionally, you can bypass the game application using the Windows Defender Firewall system. If the problem persists, then you should check out the following steps.

  • Try to reinstall the Valorant game and the Riot Vanguard completely.
    • You can also try reinstalling the game and Riot Vanguard on a different hard drive.
  • Try to run the Valorant game as an administrator. It may also fix the issue. In order to do that:
    • Exit the Valorant game > Right-click the Valorant game icon on your desktop > Go to Properties > Go to the Compatibility tab > Click the checkbox “Run this program as an administrator” > Save changes and try to run the game.
  • You can also delete the manifest.txt files from the game folder. From the Start menu, search for Riot Games/VALORANT/live > Delete Manifest Debug Files and Manifest_No.
  • Finally, sign into the League of Legends game and sign out. Then log into the Valorant again and check for the issue.

These are some of the possible steps that may work for you as some of the players have fixed the issue by doing these workarounds. However, if none of the methods work for you, then we will recommend you to report the problem to Riot Games via Twitter or Reddit.

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Fix: Valorant Stuck on the loading screen

Check out the following troubleshooting methods below to easily resolve such an issue on your Windows computer. So, without further ado, let’s jump into the guide below.

1. Check-out System Requirements

Check out the system requirements before jumping to any conclusion whatsoever. If, in case, your computer configuration isn’t compatible enough, then you may find issues with the game launching and gameplay.

Minimum System Requirements:

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  • Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (Intel), Athlon 200GE (AMD)
  • Graphics Card – Intel HD 4000, Radeon R5 200
  • RAM memory – 4 GB
  • VRAM – 1GB
  • Disk space – At least 10GB
  • Operating System –  Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit

Maximum System Requirements:

  • Processor – Intel i3-4150 (Intel), Ryzen 3 1200 (AMD)
  • Graphics card – Geforce GT 730, Radeon R7 240
  • RAM memory – 4 GB
  • VRAM – 1GB
  • Disk space – At least 10GB
  • Operating System – Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit

2. Increase Virtual RAM

Virtual memory combines your RAM with temporary space on your hard disk. If you’re running out of RAM and the default size of your virtual memory isn’t large enough for your needs, you’ll need to increase it manually.

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  • Press the Windows logo key on the keyboard and type advanced system settings.
  • Click on View advanced system settings.
  • Click on Settings > Click on the Advanced tab > Click on Change.
  • Uncheck the box next to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  • Select your C: drive [Where you’ve installed Windows] > Click the Options button next to the Custom size and type 4096 in the text box of the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB).

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Note: It’s always better to increase the virtual memory three times higher than the current RAM size. [1GB=1024MB]

  • Click on Set and then OK to save changes.
  • Restart your computer and your game.

3. Properly Place the Storage and RAM in the slot

It’s also recommended to remove the side panel of the CPU cabinet on your PC and then unplug the HDD/SSD & RAM component from the slot. Gently clean the slot, and the component, then place them properly again to check if the Valorant stuck on the loading screen issue has been fixed or not.

4. Update GPU Drivers

If, in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver on the Windows computer, then make sure to install the latest patch version. To do so, you’ll need to check for available updates by following the steps below:

  • Press Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Now, click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
  • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that you’re using.

Device Manager Update Display Adapter

  • Next, select Update driver > Choose to Search automatically for drivers.
  • If an update is available, the system will automatically download & install it.
  • Once done, restart the computer to apply changes immediately.

5. Close Unnecessary Background Tasks

Another thing you can do is simply close unnecessary background tasks on your PC to ensure there is no additional consumption of system resources happening in the background whatsoever. To clear out background tasks:

  • Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open Task Manager.
  • Click on the Processes tab > Select the task you want to close.

End Task Manager

  • Once selected, click on End Task. Make sure to do the steps for each task individually.
  • Once done, just restart your computer to change effects immediately.

6. Update Valorant

If, in case, you haven’t updated your Valorant game for a while, then make sure to follow the steps below to check for updates and install the latest patch (if available). To do this:

  • Open the Epic Launcher client > Go to Library > Look for Valorant from the left pane.
  • On your Valorant application, you have to tap on the three-dot icon.
  • Make sure to check the auto-update to get a new update installation automatically.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update. If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes, and then try launching the game again

7. Check for Windows Updates

The chances are high that your Windows OS build becomes outdated enough or corrupted. If you’re also feeling the same, then make sure to follow the steps below to check for Windows updates. If the update is available, then just install it. The latest software updates always offer bug fixes and improvements. To do this:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.

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  • If there is a feature update available, select Download and install.
  • Wait for some time until the update gets completed.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes immediately.

8. Try Disabling Overlay Apps

A couple of popular apps do have their overlay program that can eventually run in the background and cause issues with the gaming performance or even launching issues. You should turn them off to fix the issue by following the steps below:

Disable Discord Overlay

  • Launch the Discord app > Click on the gear icon at the bottom.
  • Click on Overlay under App Settings > Turn on the Enable in-game overlay.
  • Click on the Games tab > Select Valorant.
  • Finally, turn off the Enable in-game overlay toggle.
  • Make sure to reboot your PC to apply changes.

Disable Xbox Game Bar

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Gaming > Go to Game Bar > Turn off Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using the Game bar option.

If, in case, you’re unable to find out the Game Bar option, just search for it from the Windows Settings menu.

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay

  • Launch the Nvidia GeForce Experience app > Head over to Settings.
  • Click on the General tab > Disable the In-Game Overlay option.
  • Finally, restart the PC to apply changes and launch the Valorant game again.

Also, keep in mind that you should disable some other overlay apps like MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner, RGB software, or any other third-party overlay apps that always run in the background.

9. Perform a Clean Boot

Some of the apps and their services may start automatically while booting the system right away. In that case, those apps or services will use a lot of internet connection and system resources. If you’re also feeling the same, make sure to perform a clean boot on your computer to check for the issue. To do that:

  • Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type msconfig and hit Enter to open System Configuration.
  • Go to the Services tab > Enable the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.

  • Click on Disable all > Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.
  • Now, go to the Startup tab > Click on Open Task Manager.
  • The Task Manager interface will open. Here go to the Startup tab.
  • Then click on the particular task which has a higher startup impact.
  • Once selected, click on Disable to turn them off from the startup process.
  • Do the same steps for each program that has a higher startup impact.
  • Once done, make sure to restart your computer to apply changes.

10. Verify Game Files

If, in case, there is an issue with the game files and somehow it gets corrupted or missing, then make sure to perform this method to easily check for the issue.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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