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How to fix Valorant black screen on startup error?

Fix the annoying error!

Unlike most errors in Valorant, the black screen bug does not show any error code making it one of the confusing problems to resolve in the game. To fix the Valorant black screen startup bug, you can apply solutions like updating your graphic drivers, reinstalling your game on a different drive, or changing your internet network.

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Various methods to fix black screen on startup error in Valorant

  • Updating your graphics card: Though it may sound basic, the most common fix for the black screen bug is to update your graphic driver. Some game files may not work as intended without the latest driver updates. Use your respective software to update your driver.

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  • Reinstalling your game on a different drive: The game may show a black screen due to corrupted files. Though you can repair the game, it is better to reinstall it. While reinstalling, choose a different directory than the previous one to avoid any disk fragment issue.
  • Remove any dual instance of the game: Sometimes, you may have opened multiple instances of the same game. In such scenarios, you will face the black screen issue. Minimize and close the other game.
  • Changing your internet network: If your internet does not establish a proper connection with the riot game server, you will not load into the main game, leaving you in a loop on the black screen forever. To avoid this, change your internet network or restart your router.

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