Question Valorant freezes on Map loading and only works with VPN ?

Tahir Sanwari

May 26, 2015
I recently installed Valorant on my PC and everything installed smoothly. But while playing, every time I start the game it launches without any error. I even get a good ping in the lobby. But as soon as it finds a match, the game freezes at the map loading screen. Nothing happens after that. I tried quitting and rejoining but it freezes again at the same point. I even got a penalty cooldown for not joining the match.

So I tried running the game on VPN, and surprisingly, I went straight into the game without freezing on the loading screen. But the only problem is that with the VPN I get a high and unplayable ping. So I can't use that method.

But, what I can't figure out is why the game runs on VPN but freezes on Loading screen without it.

Things I have already tried:-
Disabling Firewall and Windows Defender
Forwarding all the Valorant Ports on my Router
Removed any obsolete VPN drivers already existing on my PC

Still, the problem remains.

Does anyone have any idea as to how I can get over this issue? Really like the game and don't want to play with a Bad Ping.

Thank you.