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Valorant error code 59: Quick Fix

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Valorant is one of the most popular tactical first-person shooter games in the world, so much so that it even gave CSGO a run for its money. However, as much work as Riot has done to make Valorant the best game possible, it does run into errors from time to time.

In this article, we’re talking about Valorant error code 59, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes Valorant error code 59?

The game triggers error code 59 when it takes too long for the game servers to validate your credentials and log you into the game. There are several reasons why this might happen.

  • Internet connectivity issues
  • Riot servers are down or overloaded
  • Firewall blocking Valorant’s connection

Also read: How to fix Valorant error code 19?

How to fix Valorant error code 59?

Here are six fixes you can try out.

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, including Valorant error 59.

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. 

Restart the game

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. 

Restart Vanguard

Vanguard is Riot Games’ custom cheat detection software that runs every time you play Valorant and scans your machine for any possible cheats or hacks ensuring a fair game for everyone.

However, issues in Vanguard can cause network issues with Valorant as you can’t connect to matches unless Vanguard has verified your session. If you’re encountering network issues in Valorant, here’s how you can restart Vanguard.

Step 1: Right-click the Vanguard icon the toolbar and click on Exit Vanguard.

Step 2: Start Valorant as you normally would. This will reinitiate Vanguard and hopefully resolve your issue.

Launch the game as an administrator

Starting a program or game as an administrator tells your PC to prioritise that particular process over everything else and dedicate as many resources as possible to ensure smooth operation. 

You can check out our detailed guide on how to run programs as administrator here

Reinstall Valorant

If nothing else works, reinstalling the game is pretty much your last resort. 

Step 1: Press the 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. If nothing else, this should help you fix the Valorant error.

Also read: Valorant freezes PC on startup: 13 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: