How to Fix Valorant Downloading stuck on 0.1KB/s?

Valorant downloading speed decreases to 0.1kb/s occasionally means that you have encountered an unexpected bug from the Riot launcher that occurs most of the time during updating or downloading process of Valorant. You can also face this issue if your internet speed is not good enough to download Valorant.

How to Fix Valorant Downloading stuck on 0.1KB/s

We had a research on this and we discovered some of the main causes which have been mentioned below:-

  • Unstable internet- Unstable- internet generally affects Valorant downloading speed and it can take Valorant downloading speed to 0.1kb/s. To fix this check your internet speed on the internet before starting troubleshooting.
  • Incorrect DNS Settings- Incorrect DNS settings or the wrong network profile can lead you to this issue because the DNS configuration allows you to send queries to the server to send your request and give the response back.
  • IPv6 Conflict- IPv6 can cause this issue because IPv6 can conflict with the Riot client as well because the Riot Games does not fully support IPv6. To fix this you have to disable it.
  • Firewall issue- In most cases, the firewall blocks some part of the game during the downloading process. To fix this we have to temporarily disable the firewall or we can allow Riot Client through the firewall.
  • Don’t Minimize Riot Client- Sometimes, minimizing the Riot client can also trigger this issue because when you minimize the Window then the priority of that Window will change to low. To fix this you have to maximize Riot Client on your screen until you download the game.

Now we are aware of the most important causes, let’s have a look into the potential solutions that will actually help you to get back your Valorant downloading speed.

Restart Riot Client Launcher

0.1 kb/s speed while downloading Valorant might be a glitch or you can also say bug because it happens most of the time. The issue is occurring since the Valorant was launched. To fix this simply restart the Riot Client and hopefully it will resolve the issue.

Restart Your Router or Modem

Before we start fixing and making changes in network settings, we suggest you restart your wifi router or Modem because restarting the router will reset connection settings and boot off all unwanted devices, and also fixes the wide range of connection issues.
If your issue can be fixed by restarting the router then kindly go for it once you restarted check if the issue persists.

Reset Network Settings

Resetting the network settings will resolve any conflict in the network and it also clears the cache data which contains all the web routes, you visit daily. If your network adapters get corrupted then it will help you to reinstall your adapters and also reset your IP address to assign a new one from your Router or Modem.

If the issue occurs because of the corrupted adapters and either from the network settings then you can simply fix this by Resetting the network settings as follows:-

  1. Right-click on the Windows menu button, select Settings and wait for it to open.
  2. Click on Network & Internet settings, and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. You should see a Network reset option, click on it and it should take you to Network Reset Window.
    Click on Network reset option
  4. Now click on the Reset now button and this will reinstall all your network adapters and restart your computer for you.
    Click on Reset  now button
  5. Once done launch the Riot client, and check if the issue persists.

Use Google DNS 

Default DNS servers generally refer to stable internet connection but sometimes the network issues appear during the installation of a game or while accessing websites. So there is a chance that changing the DNS into the Google DNS server which is recommended for Valorant will help you to resolve the 0.1kb/s speed issue.
Here is how you can change the DNS server:-

  1. Press the Windows key and type Control Panel in the search bar.
  2. Open the control panel, click on Network and Internet then click on Network & Sharing.
  3. Click on your Ethernet on the right pane.
    Click on the Ethernet option
  4. Select the Properties option in the upcoming Window.
    Click on the Properties option
  5. Find and select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
  6. Now while selecting Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), click on the Properties option.
    Select the Internet protocol version then click on properties
  7. Checkmark the Use the following DNS server addresses.
  8. Insert the following DNS addresses one by one in the box.
    Inserting google DNS
    Inserting Google DNS
  9. Once done press Ok to save the changes then launch the Riot client and check if the issue persists.

Change Riot client Priority to high

According to the users, Changing Riot Client priority to high will get your Valorant downloading speed to the normal. There is a concept behind this when you change the Priority from normal to high then your Windows operating system will give more importance to the Riot Client.
Here is how you can do this:-

  1. Open the Riot Client then right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager.
    Open task manager
  2. Once the task manager is opened, right-click on the Riot Client and select the go to detail option.
    Click on Go to detail option
  3. You will see the RiotClientService.exe file, again right-click on it and hover the mouse on the Set Priority option then select High in the expanded menu.
    Set priority to high
    Set priority to high
  4. Once done, launch the Riot client and check if the issue persists.

Closeout any high Bandwidth Consuming Apps

There are many irrelevant applications that run in the background 24/7 and use your internet speed. If you use voice chat applications such as Discord, and Team speaks then we highly recommend you to end task them from the task manager when you download Valorant also if you have applications that run from the startup of Windows then kindly disable them from the startup and also end task them from the task manager.

End task the high bandwidth consuming apps

Use VPN as Alternative

If your Internet speed is stable but still you are facing a 0.1kb/s issue then we suggest you use VPN which stands for Virtua Private Network and allows you to stay private online. A VPN hides all the user information and establishes a secure, encrypted connection between the computer and the internet.

Setting Proxy to Automatic

Your Windows LAN proxy settings can also cause 0.1kb/s speed because if it’s not detecting Riot client then your Valorant downloading speed will drop to 0.1kb/s so make sure to set LAN proxy settings to automatic which will help to detect everything and also use the settings provided by your router and Modem.
Follow the steps to set the proxy automatic:-

  1. Press the Windows key and type the control panel in the search bar.
  2. Open the control panel, and click on Network and Internet.
  3. In the next popup window, click on Internet Options.
  4. Now click on the Connections tab from the top menu.
  5. Then, click on LAN settings to view the LAN settings.
    Click on LAN settings
  6. Make sure to Check the Automatically detect settings option.
    Tick the Automatically detect settings
  7. Once done close the Window and check if the issue is resolved.

Disable IPv6 Protocol

As we mentioned before that the Riot client can conflict with IPv6 because it does not fully support IPv6 yet. However, if disabling the IPv6 does not work for you then turn it back on because it can cause several issues while accessing resources on the internet.
Follow the steps to disable the IPv6 protocol:-

  1. Press the Windows key to open the start menu.
  2. Click on the gear icon to open the settings.
  3. Navigate to Network and Internet.
  4. Now click on Change adapter options under the advanced network settings.
    Click on Change adapter options
  5. Right-click on your current connections type and select Properties.
    Select Properties option
  6. Scroll down a little bit and you will find the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) option.
  7. Uncheck this option and press Ok to save the changes.
    Untick the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP IPv6)
  8. Now launch the Riot client and check if the issue persists.

Allows Riot Client through Firewall

A firewall can interfere in the downloading process of Valorant and it can block the ports that need to be in contact with the server to retrieve data. If you allow Valorant on the firewall then there will be no issue from the firewall and it will download the game without any issue.
Follow the steps to allow Valorant in the firewall:-
Press the Windows key and search the control panel.

  1. Open the control panel then navigate to System security>Windows Defender Firewall.
  2. Now on the left pane click on Allow app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
    Select Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall
  3. Here you can see the list of programs that you can allow in the firewall. If the program list is disabled then click on the Change settings option on the top.
  4. Find the Riot client in the list and make sure it is checked if it’s not then checkmark it.
    Checkmark the Riot Client
  5. If you are unable to find the Riot client in the list then click on Allow another app which is on the right, and select the Riot client location.
  6. Click on Add button to add the Riot Client launcher.
    Click on Add button
  7. Once done, close the window and launch the Riot client launcher then check if the issue is resolved.

If this method does not work then you can disable your antivirus temporarily by following the below steps:-

  1. Press the Windows + I keys together to open the settings.
  2. Go to Update & Security then click on the Windows security option which is on the left sidebar.
  3. Now click on the Open Windows Security option to navigate into security settings.
  4. In the next popup window, click on Virus & threat protection.
  5. In the end, click on Manage settings under Virus and threat protection settings. 
    Click on Manage settings
  6. Turn off the Real-time protection and launch the Riot client launcher to check if the issue persists.
    Turn off real-time protection

Use Mobile Data (if applicable)

Sometimes the issue can be from your internet itself or your ISP(Internet Service Provider) might change your Route or might have blocked the ports which help to contact the game server easily. You can use Mobile data temporarily to download Valorant.

We almost covered all possible scenarios that might be the culprits to your 0.1kb/s downloading speed. If none of the methods worked then your issue might be related to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Contact your ISP and describe your issue.


Muhammad Zubyan

Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with extensive experience spanning over 7 long years. Having worked on 1500+ computers, he gained many valuable insights and is currently able to detect and troubleshoot any Windows related issue/error no matter how complicated its root cause is. When he is not managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is working on his own Game Optimization program to facilitate both gamers and casual users alike.
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