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Valorant Play Button Greyed Out: What Does it Mean?

Photo via Riot Games & r/Valorant

Some players are experiencing a grey play button when trying to load into Valorant and are unable to play the game due to the button not working.

Here's what we know about Valorant's grey play button issue.

Valorant Play Button Greyed Out: What Does it Mean?

While the above images are from the old Riot client, players are facing this problem once again.

Valorant Play Button Greyed Out: What Does it Mean?
Photo via @auhdiee

Here's a few ways to fix this issue that players are facing.

According to the replies to the above tweet, this issue only happens if your game is running twice on the system.

1. End Task in Task Manager

"Go to your task manager and end the task 'bootstrapgame' or something along the lines of that," one Twitter user wrote, "It’s just [your] game running in the background, no need to redownload the game."

2. Update Drivers

Another way to fix the issue is by trying to update your graphics drivers.

Many graphics manufacturers will release updates for their drivers every few months, so make sure to keep track on those in case yours become out of date because that could cause a lot of problems when running games.

3. Uninstall/Reinstall Valorant

If this doesn't work, the only other way to fix this issue is by uninstalling and then reinstalling Valorant itself.

This is the most time-consuming option, so make sure to try the above methods before resorting to this.