Valorant is one of the most popular games among players in the recent market. The game has an amazing gameplay and gaming elements to offer to players. However, Valorant players have reported that they have faced the “graphics driver crash” error while playing the game. Players have also reported that the same error consistently occurs on the screen during the gameplay, which ruins the gaming experience completely and makes it annoying for players. It is a common problem faced by Valorant players. If you too are facing the same graphics driver crashing issue, go through the complete article, as here we have mentioned a few troubleshooting methods that you can apply to get rid of this.
Reasons for the “Graphics Driver Crashed Valorant” Error
This error is usually caused because of outdated or buggy drivers. Players can also face this issue if they have any kind of errors while updating Windows. There are also a few patches of the game that comes with the glitches that cause this error. In those cases, players need to depend on the developers of the game, The Riot Games, to come out with the solution. There is no official statement from the game developers about this particular error yet. Here we have enlisted a few troubleshooting methods applied by players that can fix the issue you have been facing.
How to fix the “graphics driver crashed Valorant” error?
FIX 1: Update the graphics driver
The first thing you will need to do is update your graphic drivers. The issue usually arises if the graphics driver you are using is outdated or damaged. In case you have not updated your graphics driver for quite a long time, follow the below steps to update your driver:-
- First, go to your Windows search box and type device manager followed by opening the first search result that you can see on the list.
- Now, select and double-click on the display adaptors option, then select the graphics driver.
- You will need to right-click on the driver and select the update driver option.
- Wait for a few moments until it is done, and once the process is completed, restart the system.
- Check whether the issue is solved or not
FIX 2: Rollback graphics driver
If you still face the issue even after updating your graphics driver, you can try to roll back the same driver. Here are the steps below for doing that:-
- First, go to your Windows search box, type device manager, and open the first search result on the list.
- Now, you will need to select and double-click on the display adaptors option followed by selecting the graphics driver.
- Next right-click on the driver and select the properties option.
- A window will now open on your screen where you will need to select the driver tab option and click on the roll-back driver option.
- Wait for a few moments until it is done. Once it is completed, you will need to restart your system and check if the issue is resolved or not
Note: If you see that the rollback driver option is grayed, you will need to download the older version of the graphics driver manually from the official website of your driver manufacturer and install that on your system.
FIX 3: Update DirectX
The next thing you can do to resolve the issue is to update your DirectX. An outdated version of DirectX can be the reason why you’re face this error. Here are the steps below to update your DirectX:-
- First, press Windows+R together on your system and open the Run dialog box.
- Now, type dxdiag there, and press the OK button.
- Select the system tab and check the DirectX version you are using.
- To update that version, you will need to update your Windows. When your Windows updation process takes place, your DirectX latest version will be automatically downloaded and installed on your system.
FIX 4: Reset graphics card software
If your problem isn’t resolved yet, you will need to reset the graphics card software on your system to resolve the error. Here are the steps for that:-
If you are an NVIDIA user,
- First, click on any blank space on your desktop and select the NVIDIA control panel
- Now, you will need to select the manage 3D settings option and click on the default option.
If you are an AMD user
- First, right-click on any blank space on your desktop and select the Catalyst Control Center option.
- Next select the preferences option and click on the restore factory defaults option.
FIX 5: Launch Valorant in Windowed Mode
Some players have reported that the issue gets resolved whenever they play the game in the Windowed mode. Here we have mentioned the steps below for that:-
- First, open Valorant and when you reach the loading screen, you will have to press the Alt+Enter keys together to launch the game in Windowed Mode.
- Once it is done, try to play the game in this mode and check whether the issue is resolved or not.
FIX 6: Close all background apps/services
One of the very common reasons behind the ‘graphics driver crashed Valorant’ error is application interference. It means you can face the problem if any other application is running in the background that interferes with the game. Follow the steps below for resolving this issue:-
- First, open the task manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc altogether.
- Now, the process tab will open, where you need to select and right-click on all the unnecessary applications and services running on your system.
- Click on the end task option and close all of them
- Once it is done, relaunch the game again and check whether the issue is resolved.
FIX 7: Turn Off VSync
According to some players, the issue gets resolved when players they turn off the VSync feature. This particular feature can force your game to run at maximum for your system monitor’s refresh rate. If, even after doing that, your problem doesn’t get resolved, you can try to lower your in-game graphics settings. Here are the steps for that:-
- Go to the settings option of your game and choose the video option
- Now, select the graphics quality option and lower all the graphics settings
- Once it is done, relaunch the game and check whether the issue is resolved or not
FIX 8: Reinstall Valorant
If you still face this issue even after applying all the methods mentioned above properly, you will need to reinstall the game on your system. Here are the steps for that:-
- First, press the Windows + R keys altogether and open the Run dialog box.
- Now type appwiz.cpl there and press OK.
- You will see the list of apps on your screen. Navigate to Valorant Android and click on that, followed by selecting the uninstall button.
- Once the game is uninstalled, go to the official website of Valorant and download the game all over again on your system.
Fix 9: Disable Overclocking
You can face this issue if your overlocking is enabled. Check that and make sure to disable it. Now try to relaunch the game to see whether the issue is resolved or not.
So, here we have mentioned the best troubleshooting methods to get rid of the issue with Valorant. We hope that this article was helpful to you and you have successfully resolved the problem.
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