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How to fix Valorant error code 19?

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Valorant from Riot Games is one of the hottest FPS titles going around at the moment and enjoys a huge player base. However, just like everything tech, the game isn’t immune to random bugs and glitches.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to fix Valorant error code 19. 

Why does it happen?

Valorant has a helpful error code page that explains what each error code means and the exact problem causing the issue. All error codes starting from 8 to 21 are caused by issues with the Riot Client, and error code 19 is no different.

Also read: How to redeem a Valorant code?

Fixing Error Code 19

Here are a few solutions you can try out to fix the Val 19 error.

Restart your computer

This should be the number one fix in your troubleshooting list when diagnosing issues with your computer. Restarting your PC can resolve several errors, Valorant not launching included.

Delete Valorant Data

Corrupt in-game data is one of the most popular reasons for this issue. Here’s how you can fix this.

Step 1: Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the following path.

C:\Users\[your username here]\AppData\Local\Riot Games\Riot Client\Data
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Step 2: Delete the RiotClientPrivateSettings.yaml file. 

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Now restart the game, and the Val 19 error should be gone. 

Close all Riot processes

If any residual Valorant processes are working in the background, they can stop the game from launching.

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

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

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Once all processes are closed, restart Valorant to see if your issue got resolved. 

Run Valorant as administrator

Sometimes, giving admin permissions to certain games and programs can resolve issues, including the Valorant not launching error.

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All you have to do is press the Windows key and search for Valorant. Click on Run as administrator. Your game should launch.

Reinstall Valorant

Reinstalling the game more often than not will fix any problems that might be causing the Riot Client to misbehave. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X to launch the Quick Access menu and select Apps and features

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Step 2: Find Valorant in the list, click it and click the Uninstall button.

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Once the uninstall is complete, download the latest version of Valorant from the Riot Games’ website, restart your PC and try again. This should help you fix the Valorant 19 error if nothing else.

Also read: Valorant error code 43: 10 fixes

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: