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How to fix Riot client keeps opening issue?

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Riot is known for creating massively popular games like Valorant and League of Legends. However, the company has its own game launcher that’s required to play these games. While having a dedicated client for a game can be useful at times, it can often cause problems.

In this article, we’re talking about the Riot client reopening issue, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this issue?

This isn’t as much as an error as it’s the client’s behaviour. Once you’re done playing a game launched via the launcher, it reopens to either show ads or simply to let the user launch another game if they want. While this might be functional to some people, to most users it’s merely an annoyance. 

Also read: How to fix Valorant error code 19?

How to fix this?

If any residual Riot processes are working in the background, they can cause the Riot launcher to start again. Since there’s no setting to change this behaviour, you’re going to have to manually kill the Riot launcher processes in the Task Manager to ensure the program doesn’t automatically launch again. 

Step 1: Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.

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Step 2: Under the Processes tab, scroll to find any Riot processes, click them and click on the End Process button on the bottom right.

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Once all processes are closed, the launcher won’t restart until you manually launch it again. 

Opening Task Manager and manually killing multiple processes over and over again can be rather cumbersome. To avoid this, you can program a macro using programs like Microsoft PowerToys or any other third-party macro recording programs. 

Check out our detailed guide on how to record Macros on Windows here

Also read: How to find Valorant server status?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: