Fix Valorant Not Updating After 6.05, How to Uninstall Riot Vanguard

Like any other game, Valorant receives regular updates to fix bugs, improve gameplay, and introduce new content. The most recent update, Valorant patch 6.05, came with numerous fixes for Agent Gekko, but it seems to have introduced a new issue. A considerable number of players have reported that they are unable to update Valorant after applying the 6.05 patch. One of the solution to the problem involves uninstalling Riot Vanguard, but how exactly can that be done?

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Fix Valorant Not Updating After 6.05, How to Uninstall Riot Vanguard
Fix Valorant Not Updating After 6.05 Patch, How to Uninstall Riot Vanguard

How to fix Valorant Not Updating After 6.05 Patch

If you are experiencing issues with Valorant not updating, there could be several reasons for this. Here are some potential solutions: check your internet connection, restart your computer or check for any pending Windows updates. If your computer has pending Windows updates, they may interfere with Valorant’s ability to update. Make sure you install any updates before trying to update the game. If all else fails, you can try uninstalling and then reinstalling the game. But this last step with uninstalling Riot Vanguard can be much more difficult than expected.

How to Uninstall Riot Vanguard

During our attempts to uninstall Riot Vanguard, we stumbled upon a helpful post that we would like to express our gratitude for. We extend our thanks to TIEStoic, a Reddit user who created the post. Here are the steps that solved our issue:

Press the Windows Key and type CMD (Command Prompt). It is important to run it as administrator, thus, right click the Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator. Once the CMD window is opened type the following commands and press enter in succession:
sc delete vgc
sc delete vgk

After that restart your computer! You’ll locate your Riot Vanguard folder in Program Files where you should delete it. Once you have successfully uninstalled both Vanguard and Valorant, you can either launch Riot client or download Valorant from the website, and then reinstall both the game and Vanguard.

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