Fix: Valorant Graphics Driver Crashed Error

Few Valorant players reported that they recently ran into the “Graphics Driver crashed” error. However, the same error consistently occurred during the gameplay and annoyed the players. This is a very common problem for Valent players, and fortunately, there are some effective ways to fix the same.

Fixes for the Valorant Graphics Driver Crashed Error

This error is usually caused by outdated or buggy drivers and Windows update issues. In some cases, Valorant’s patches may cause problems, and players may have to wait for Riot Games to come up with a solution. Anyway, look down to get a few quick fixes for Valorant’ Graphics Driver Crashed’ error, which also prevents random crashes and freezing issues in the game. Have a look.

FIX 1: Update graphics driver

If the Graphics driver is outdated or damaged, you will receive an error message stating that the ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’. Here the best possible solution is updating the graphics driver, especially if you have not done so for a long time. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Type Device Manager in the search box and open the first search result.
  • Then select and double-click on the Display adapters and select the Graphics driver.
  • Now right-click on the driver and select the Update driver option.
  • Once done, restart the system and check whether the said issue is resolved for you.

FIX 2: Rollback graphics driver

After updating the driver, you are still getting the ‘Graphics Driver Crash’ error; then you need to roll back the same driver. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Type Device Manager in the search box and open the first search result.
  • Then select and double-click on the Display adapters and select the Graphics driver.
  • Now right-click on the driver and select the Properties option.
  • On the next window, select the Driver tab and click on the Roll Back Driver option.
  • Once done, restart the system and check the improvement.

Note: If the Roll Back Driver option is Grayed out in your case, you can download an older version of the graphics driver from your driver manufacturer’s official website.

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FIX 3: Update DirectX

If you are using an outdated version of DirectX, you may encounter a ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’ error in Valorant. Here the best possible solution is updating the DirectX. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Press Windows + R altogether to open the Run dialog box, then type dxdiag and press OK.
  • Then select the System tab and check the DirectX version.
  • To update your DirectX version, you need to update your Windows. During the Windows update process, it will automatically download and install DirectX latest version on your system.

FIX 4: Reset graphics card software

At times, resetting your graphics card software might help you to resolve the ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’ error in Valorant. For doing so, follow these steps,

For NVIDIA users,

  • Right-click on any blank space on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Then select the Manage 3D Settings and click on the Restore Default option.

For AMD users,

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  • Right-click on any blank space on your desktop and select the Catalyst Control Center.
  • Then select the Preferences and click on the Restore Factory Defaults option.

FIX 5: Launch Valorant in Windowed Mode

As per some players launching the game in Windowed mode might help you get rid of the ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’ error. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Open Valorant, and on the loading screen, press the Alt + Enter keys simultaneously to launch the game in Windowed Mode.
  • Once done, check the improvement.

FIX 6: Close all background apps/services

The most common cause of the ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’ error is application interference. In this case, you need to close all unnecessary apps/services. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Press open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl Shift + Esc altogether.
  • In the Processes tab, select and right-click on Unnecessary apps/services and click on the End task option.
  • Once done, relaunch the game and check the improvement.

FIX 7: Turn Off VSync

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Some players have reported that turning off the VSync feature helped them to escape from the ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’ error in Valorant. However, the VSync feature may force your game to run at maximum on your monitor’s refresh rate. So it would help if you disabled VSync to unlock your FPS.

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If this trick does not work for you, then you should lower your in-game graphics settings. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Go to the Settings and choose the Video option.
  • Then select the Graphics Quality option and lower all the graphics settings
  • Once done, relaunch the game and check whether the error persists in your case.

FIX 8: Reinstall Valorant

If none of the above solutions helped you, then you need to reinstall the game. For doing so, follow these steps,

  • Press Windows + R altogether to open the Run dialog box, then type appwiz.cpl and press OK.
  • Then from the list of apps, right-click on Valorant and select Uninstall button.
  • Once done, go to Valorant’s official website and download the game.

So, these are the top 8 fixes for the Valorant ‘Graphics Driver Crashed’ error. In addition to these solutions, you need to check if overclocking is enabled. If yes, disable it and see if it helps.

At the end of this article, we hope you will be able to fix the same error by using one of the solutions mentioned above. If you have any queries or feedback, leave a comment in the below-given comment box.

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