It’s no secret that many gamers have a love-hate relationship with Riot Games. The company makes some of the most popular games in the world, including League of Legends and Valorant. However, its games aren’t perfect — some find them notoriously buggy and glitchy.
One of the most common complaints about Riot Games is its client, which is responsible for updating and patching games. The client is often unstable and can cause crashes and other issues, which is why some people want to remove the games and the Riot Client entirely.
If you want to switch to a different gaming platform or want to free up some space on your computer, removing the Riot Client might be a good option.
How to uninstall Riot Client on Windows 11 or Windows 10
To uninstall Riot Client, all you have to do is simply delete the folder of the Riot Client on C:\Riot Games\Riot Client. Go to “Riot Games” folder first, and right-click the Riot Client folder. Select “Delete”. This will remove Riot Client entirely from your PC.
Here’s the complete step-by-step:
- Open your desktop first. Right-click on the Riot Client shortcut, and select “Open file location”.
- It will open the Riot Client folder on your PC. Now, go up to the Riot Games folder.
- Right-click the Riot Client folder, and select “Delete”. It will move the Riot Client files to the Recycle Bin.
- To remove Riot Client permanently, press Shift+Delete, and click “OK”.
Riot Client works differently than most gaming clients. You wouldn’t find the uninstaller on Control Panel or Settings (if you’re using Windows 10 or 11), as the Riot Client itself doesn’t have an uninstaller, which is why some people find it difficult to uninstall.
Riot Client is only “installed” when you install the game (such as Valorant), and its files are stored on your PC. But uninstalling the game itself won’t remove the Riot Client files altogether. The client is likely portable, and all it takes to remove it is just to delete the folder.
While it can be confusing, you don’t have to worry about the remaining files that you may have left after deleting the Riot Client folder.
If you decide to completely remove Riot Client and all its games from your computer, uninstalling the game and Riot Vanguard (if you play Valorant) and deleting the Riot Client folder using the above method is enough.
Uninstalling the Riot client is a simple process that can be completed in just a few seconds. Although you will no longer be able to automatically update your games or use any of the client’s features, doing so frees up valuable space on your computer, and can help improve your overall gaming experience if you play other games that don’t need Riot Client.