Riot Games’ latest shooter title has been popular amongst gamers ever since its launch in 2020. Since its launch, the company has made numerous additions to the game and ironed out many bugs, but a few issues remain.
In this article, we’re going over how to fix Valorant Error Code 43.
Restart your router
One of the first things you should check is your internet connection. Restart your router to get rid of any connections issues you might have.
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Check Valorant servers
The next thing to go is to check if Valorant servers in your region are actually live. Head over to the Riot Games service status page and make sure the server you’re connecting to is actually live.
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
Step 2: Delete the RiotClientPrivateSettings.yaml file.
Now restart the game, and the error should be gone.
Update your network drivers
Corrupt or damaged drivers can hamper your internet connectivity which in turn can cause an issue with Valorant.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Step 2: Double click Network adaptors to expand it and right click your WiFi card. Click on Update driver.
Step 3: Select Search automatically for drivers, and Windows will find and install any available updates.
Flush the DNS cache
Resetting the DNS cache can also help get rid of seemingly random connectivity issues.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type in cmd, and hit enter.
Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.
If the above command doesn’t help, try entering these commands in the Command Prompt one at a time.
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset
If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one.
ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
If this doesn’t work either, use the following commands to reset your network stack.
ipconfig/flushdns nbtstat -R nbtstat -RR netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt netsh winsock reset
On a mac, head over to your terminal and type in sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder. Type your password when prompted for it, and try re-accessing the internet. The Valorant error code 43 should be fixed.
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Check the Vanguard service
Check to make sure that Valorant’s Vanguard service is actually running or not.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type services.msc and hit enter.
Step 2: Find the vgc service and double-click it to open properties.
Step 3: Set the Startup type to Automatic and make sure to start the service if it’s stopped.
Now try playing Valorant again, and the Valorant error code 43 should be fixed.
Run Valorant in compatibility mode
Sometimes a Windows update can cause conflicts with games or programs on your PC. Try running the game in compatibility mode to check if that resolves the issue.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Valorant. Click on Open file location.
Step 2: Right-click on the Valorant icon and click Properties.
Step 3: Head over to the Compatibility tab and check the Run this program in compatibility mode for option.
Step 4: If you’re using Windows 10, select Windows 8 from the dropdown. Similarly, if you’re using Windows 8, set the dropdown to Windows 7.
Restart your PC and try launching Valorant again.
If restarting the Vanguard service didn’t work, try reinstalling Vanguard altogether.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + X to open the quick access menu and click on Apps and Features.
Step 2: Find Vanguard in the list and click Uninstall.
Now restart Valorant, and it’ll automatically install Vanguard. You’ll have to restart your PC once after this, and then the Valorant error code 43 should be resolved.
Perform a clean boot
To isolate the problem, perform a clean boot and then start the missing processes one at a time to find your culprit.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for System Configuration.
Step 2: Head over to the Services tab.
Step 3: Uncheck the Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox. Now click the Disable All button.
Step 4: Now head over to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager.
Step 5: Click the Startup tab again, select all the services and click the Disable button.
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