Tournament Patchline Guide

Create a shortcut of the Program "RiotClient


  • Open the folder C:\RiotGames\RiotClient (or the folder where your Riot Games are installed)
  • Create a shortcut of the "RiotClientService" and move it to your desktop



In properties, add the below to the end of the target line


" --disable-auto-launch"


The target should now read something like this:

"C:\Games\Riot Games\Riot Client\RiotClientServices.exe" --launch-product=valorant --launch-patchline=live --disable-auto-launch"
Note: Make sure there is a space between .exe and --launch


Sign in to the Tournament Client


Start the game with the RiotClient shortcut. Log into your Riot Account. Only Riot Accounts linked to the account on the official website (vct.gg) at the time the sign up closed have access to the Tournament Client.




Update the Tournament Client


Make sure that "First Strike" is selected and you are not downloading any other update.




Run VALORANT Launcher and select "FirstSTrike"