How to play Valorant on ChromeBook
These methods may allow you to play Valorant on your Chromebook
Valorant is a popular online multiplayer tactical first-person shooter game developed by Riot Games, and unfortunately, it is not officially supported on Chromebooks.
However, you may be able to play it by using one of the following methods.
Use a Cloud Gaming Service
You can use a cloud gaming service like GeForce Now or Stadia to play Valorant on your Chromebook. These services stream the game from their servers to your Chromebook, allowing you to play games that are not supported on your device.
What is a Cloud Gaming Service
Cloud gaming services allow you to stream video games over the internet, eliminating the need to download and install games on your device. Here are some popular cloud gaming services that you can use to play games on your Chromebook:
Google Stadia: Stadia is a cloud gaming service developed by Google that allows you to play games on your Chromebook, as well as other devices like smartphones and TVs. You can purchase games on Stadia or subscribe to Stadia Pro for access to a growing library of games.
GeForce Now: GeForce Now is a cloud gaming service developed by Nvidia that allows you to play games on your Chromebook, as well as other devices like smartphones and TVs. You can access games from your Steam, Epic Games, and other game libraries.
Amazon Luna: Luna is a cloud gaming service developed by Amazon that allows you to play games on your Chromebook, as well as other devices like smartphones and TVs. You can subscribe to different channels to access a variety of games.
PlayStation Now: PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service developed by Sony that allows you to play PlayStation games on your Chromebook, as well as other devices like PlayStation consoles and smartphones. You can subscribe to access a library of games.
Note that these cloud gaming services require a stable and fast internet connection to work properly, and some games may not be available on all services.
Use a Linux-based emulator
Chromebooks support Linux applications, and you can use a Linux-based emulator like Wine or Lutris to run Windows applications on your Chromebook. You can try installing Valorant on the emulator and see if it runs smoothly.
What is a Linux-based emulator
A Linux-based emulator is a program that allows you to run software or applications designed for a different operating system, such as Windows or macOS, on a Linux-based operating system. Emulators use a combination of software and hardware emulation to mimic the behavior of the original system, allowing you to run programs that are not natively supported on your device.
There are several Linux-based emulators available, including Wine, Lutris, and PlayOnLinux. Wine (which stands for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is one of the most popular emulators for running Windows applications on Linux, and it supports a wide range of software. Lutris is a gaming platform and launcher that includes support for emulators like Wine, as well as other gaming-related tools. PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for Wine that makes it easier to install and manage Windows software on Linux.
While Linux-based emulators can be a useful tool for running software that is not natively supported on your system, they may not provide the same performance or stability as running the software on its native operating system. Additionally, some software may not work properly or at all on an emulator.
Install Windows on your Chromebook
If your Chromebook supports running Windows, you can install Windows on it and then install and play Valorant on it like you would on any other Windows computer. However, this method requires some technical expertise and may void your Chromebook's warranty.
How to install Windows on Chromebook
Installing Windows on a Chromebook can be a complicated process and requires technical expertise. Before attempting to install Windows on your Chromebook, you should be aware that this process may void your warranty and can cause issues with your device. Here are the general steps to install Windows on a Chromebook:
Backup your data: Before proceeding with the installation, make sure to back up any important data on your Chromebook to avoid losing it.
Enable Developer Mode: To install Windows, you need to enable Developer Mode on your Chromebook. This will allow you to access the Chromebook's BIOS and install a new operating system. Note that enabling Developer Mode will erase all data on your device, so make sure to back up your data first.
Download and create a Windows installation media: You will need to download a Windows ISO file and create a bootable USB drive or SD card with the Windows installer on it.
Install Windows: Boot your Chromebook from the USB drive or SD card with the Windows installer on it and follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows. During the installation process, you may need to adjust the partitioning to make room for Windows and format the partition to NTFS.
Install drivers: After installing Windows, you will need to install drivers to ensure that all hardware components on your Chromebook work properly. You can download drivers from the Chromebook manufacturer's website or from third-party websites.
Again, please note that installing Windows on a Chromebook can be a complicated process, and it may not work properly on all Chromebook models. It's recommended that you do thorough research and follow detailed instructions before attempting to install Windows on your Chromebook.
It's worth noting that while these methods may allow you to play Valorant on your Chromebook, they may not provide the optimal gaming experience and may result in performance issues or latency problems.