Despite regular updates to the Valorant game, there are still a lot of problems. For example, for some players, the interface in Valorant (hood) disappears, which is simply necessary for the game.
The developers have not yet commented strongly on this problem, but let's hope that in the future the disappearance of the interface will be resolved.
Various problems are often encountered by users of Windows versions 7 and 8. On Windows 10, Valorant works well with no crashes, or with minimal problems.
Therefore, developers recommend using the 10th version of the x64 bit operating system for a problem-free game.
Lost interface - what to do?
- The easiest option to enable the interface is to restart the game. When the game is launched, you can immediately disconnect, exit and re-enter Valorant, join the team. This method is inconvenient, since the first round of the game is likely to be lost without you. You can restart Valorant immediately after the first death. The method is also inconvenient, since such actions will have to be done all the time. At the same time, this is the only option to return the interface if all the recommendations below do not help to fix the problem for good.
- Restart your computer.
- Restart Vanguard anti-cheat.
- Completely reinstall the game along with anti-cheat.
You can uninstall Vanguard through the Control Panel under Programs and Features. Find the installed Riot Vanguard, click on it with the mouse and click "Uninstall" at the top. On Win 10, the uninstallation is always successful without any problems or errors.
On older versions of the system, you may need to manually remove the anti-cheat through the command line.
Run the line as administrator and enter two commands in turn:
- sc delete vgc;
- sc delete vgk.
Next, restart your PC, go to the system drive along the path "C:\Program files" and delete the "Riot Vanguard" folder. After that, launch Valorant and the anti-cheat will automatically start the installation from scratch.
What Riot Support Recommends
The developers recommend running Windows without extraneous processes that can disrupt / block Valorant. To do this, disable all services that are not related to the OS itself.
- Press the key combination "Windows + R", then in the "Run" window, enter the command "msconfig".
- Go to the Services tab.
- Check the box next to "Do not display Microsoft services". After that, you will be shown the services that are involved with the installed programs.
- Disable all services and then enable only "vgc".
- Launch the task manager (combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc).
- On the Startup tab, similarly disable all items, leaving only Vanguard.
- If the system asks you to confirm the changes at some step, we agree.
- We restart the computer, go into the game and check the interface.
With a successful result, the conclusion is obvious - some service is interfering with the normal operation of Valorant. The next step is to understand specifically - which one. To do this, turn on each service in turn, restart the system, and when the interface starts to disappear, then the problem has been found. The last enabled service is the conflicting one.
If these steps do not help, Riot support suggests a complete reinstall of Valorant and Vanguard. Uninstall the game through the control panel, it is advisable to additionally get rid of all traces using system cleaning programs, such as CCleaner.
Go to the "C:\Riot Games" folder and delete the two folders inside - Valorant and Riot Client. Then paste the code "%localappdata%" in the address bar of File Explorer and delete the Riot Games folder.
Download Valorant from the official site. Make the installation as administrator on any disk convenient for you and after rebooting, try to check the operation of the interface.
If that doesn't work to get the interface back, then write to Riot support.