How to get the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat download

If you're desperate to get into the Valorant closed beta and looking for the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat download, we've got some news.

The Valorant closed beta starts today, and thousands of fans are hoping to find the elusive Riot Vanguard anti-cheat download to get into the game themselves.

With more than a million eager gamers watching Twitch streams hoping for a closed beta key drop, there's huge interest in learning how to download Riot Vanguard anti-cheat, the final step to getting into the Valorant beta. Unfortunately, there's only one way to get it, and you're probably not going to like it.

Where is the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat download?

Sadly, for many of you, the only way to get hold of the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat download is to get an official Valorant closed beta invite from Riot. While you can download the Valorant game client before having your account approved, it is only after your Riot account is flagged for closed beta access that the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat component will download and install itself. If you've received closed beta access then you just need to restart your PC and the anti-cheat client will install. If you haven't got into the closed beta, here's how to get your chance:

Sadly if you're trying to play Valorant without being flagged for closed beta access, you won't find any easy way to download Riot Vanguard anti-cheat, you have to be whitelisted first.

Best of luck if you're watching streams trying to get into the Valorant closed beta! Now you know how the Riot Vanguard anti-cheat download works, why not check out all Valorant characters, abilities and ultimates while you're waiting to hit the ground running.


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