VALORANT often gets stuck on a 0.1KB/s when trying to install or update to a new version. It is a bug or glitch for a long time, which prevents the updating or installing process. In some cases, even when the VALORANT installation gets completed, it gets stuck on 0.1kb/s for no reason.
The common solution to fix this issue is to wait at least 5 to 10 minutes, and the issue will be fixed. If not, then restart your computer or a Riot Client launcher, which helps reload the current data about the VALORANT installation. If your game is installed, but it is stuck at 0.1KB/s, restarting the computer and a Riot Client will fix this issue. If that also fails, then apply the following methods.
|Issue||VALORANT Installing or Updating stuck at 0.1KB/s|
|Type||Bug or Glitch|
|Caused by||A Bug|
Improper Network Settings
Weak Network Connection
|Common Solutions||Uninstall or Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software|
Switch to Google DNS
End task high Network Bandwidth Consuming Apps
Reset Network Settings
1. Uninstall or Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software
If you use third-party antivirus software, such as Avast or any other antivirus, then make sure to disable or uninstall it from your Windows. When third-party antivirus takes control of a system, they have access to block and remove malware, viruses, and also programs. However, they can also interfere with the installation process of VALORANT by preventing it from writing the data on a drive.
When you install a program, it writes the data on your drive. Hence, it is possible that your antivirus blocks the Riot Client from writing the data on the drive. The second reason for uninstalling or disabling third-party antivirus is the interference from the firewall. Many third-party antivirus software has firewalls that monitor the incoming and outgoing data to protect the system from unauthorized access.
When you update or install the game or app, all the data comes from the server on your request. Therefore, it is possible that your third-party antivirus firewall is blocking it, which is why the VALORANT is stuck on 0.1KB/s.
To uninstall the third-party antivirus:
- Press the Win + R keys together to launch Run Window.
- Type appwiz.cpl in the search box and click OK to launch the Programs & Features Window.
- Right-click the third-party antivirus software and click Uninstall.
- This will bring the antivirus setup. Just click Uninstall.
- Once done, check if the problem is resolved.
2. Switch to Google DNS
DNS or Domain Name System is a gateway between you and the server. It translates the human-readable names into IP addresses to interact with the server. Moreover, it provides better speed, security, and performance than other DNS servers. If you are using an automatic or any other DNS, it is possible that your DNS server is down, causing VALORANT to start at 0.1KB/s.
You can try changing your DNS server to Google DNS by following the steps:
- Press the Windows key and type Control Panel in the search bar.
- Open the control panel, and go to Network and Internet > Network & Sharing Center.
- Click Change Adapter Settings from the left pane.
- Right-click the network adapter and go to Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) from the list of protocols.
- Click the Properties option.
- Tick the Use the following DNS server addresses.
- Enter the following DNS addresses one by one in the box.
- Once done, click OK to save the changes
- Then, check if the issue persists.
3. End task high Network Bandwidth Consuming Apps
If you have many third-party programs installed that start with your Windows and consume high bandwidth from your internet even if they are idle, such as communicating apps, browsers, and other applications., then make sure to close them when trying to install VALORANT.
To close the unnecessary applications:
- Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Once the task manager is opened, select the Network from the top.
- Right-click the application consuming high bandwidth and click End task.
- Once done, check if the VALORANT is still stuck at 0.1KB/s.
4. Change Riot client Priority to high
Changing priority from normal to high means you are telling the computer to low other processes and focus on running the high-priority task. This will give lower the other tasks and run the high-priority task with more resources, including the network.
To change the Riot Client priority:
- Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Then, go to Details from the left sidebar.
- Right-click the RiotClientService.exe.
- Hover, Set Priority, and select High from the listed options.
- Repeat these steps with all the riot client processes.
- Once done, restart the Riot Client launcher to see if the problem is fixed.
5. Reset Network Settings
VALORANT can get stuck on 0.1KB/s for having a slow internet connection due to misconfigurations of network settings, such as using unsupported DNS and proxy. If your internet is stable on other devices and running slow on your device, that means your network settings are misconfigured, causing VALORANT to stick at 0.1kbs. You can try resetting your network settings to fix this issue.
To learn more, visit How to Reset Network Settings.
To reset Network Settings:
- Press the Windows Key and type Network Reset.
- Open the network reset settings, and click Reset Now. This will restart your computer and apply new network settings.
- Once done, launch Riot Client and check if your problem is resolved.
6. Disable IPv6 Protocol
IPv6 is the next version of the Internet Protocol and is used to make communication over the network. Unfortunately, VALORANT does not support IPv6 fully, which can result in connection issues, including VALORANT stuck on 0.1KB/s. Hence, try disabling it by following the instructions.
To disable IPv6 protocol:
- Open Settings by pressing Win + I.
- Navigate to Network and Internet from the left pane.
- Go to Advanced Network Settings.
- Click More Network Adapter Options.
- Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties.
- Untick Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
- Click OK and check if your problem is fixed.
7. Allows Riot Client through Firewall
Window’s built-in firewall monitors outgoing and incoming data to prevent unauthorized access. Since the Riot client update or install its file from the server, the Windows firewall can block it without any reason. To avoid this, allow Riot Client through the Windows firewall.
- To do so, press the Windows key and type the Control Panel in the search bar.
- Open the control panel, and navigate to System security / Windows Defender Firewall.
- Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall from the left pane.
- Click on the Change Settings.
- Find the Riot client in the listed apps and check the Private and Public boxes.
- If you are unable to find the Riot client in the list, then click Allow another app and browse to the Riot client location.
- Select Riot Client and click Open and then click Add.
- Once done, close the window and launch the Riot client launcher to see if the issue is fixed.
8. Use Mobile Data (if applicable)
If the issue persists, it is probably due to the unstable internet connection, preventing VALORANT from updating or installing. You can try connecting your mobile data to update the VALORANT. Moreover, if you have a WIFI connection, try an ethernet connection, as it is more stable than a Wifi connection.
VALORANT Installing or updating stuck on 0.1KB/s? - FAQs
The VALORANT update stuck at 0.1 kb issue has been a bug for a long time. However, it can be an issue for you if you have unsupported DNS settings or an unstable network connection.
You can easily fix this issue by restarting the computer or laptop. If the issue persists, changing the DNS server to Google DNS will fix this problem.