How to fix “connection error” in Valorant

Valorant is a tactical FPS shooter game which is very popular in competitive gaming scenario. These online multiplayer games required a good internet connection with low ping. Without a proper network connection, you may face a “connection error” issue in Valorant.

Valorant “connection error” error codes are 0, 1, Van 29, Van 38, Van 81 and Van 1067. These errors can be very problematic to fix when encountered.

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Valorant Connection Error Problem

Valorant connection error issues can occur from both client- and host-side, making it difficult to determine the root cause of the issue. These can occur due to simple connection issues, sometimes for game file integrity.

Error Codes in VALORANT

Error CodeMeaningSolution/Fix
0Connection ErrorGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot Client.
1Connection ErrorGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot Client.
29This is a network issue.Please make sure your firewall allows VALORANT through.
38Connection ErrorGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot Client.
-81Service Start FailedGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both.
128VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both.
138VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectLooks like you’re running VALORANT/Riot Vanguard from a virtual machine. Since this isn’t allowed, you’ll have to install both on a regular instance of Windows instead of a virtual one.

VAN Error Codes

CodeMeaningSolution
VAN 0VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot Client.
VAN 1VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot Client.
VAN 6VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot Client.
VAN -81VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both. If the problem persists, please /submit a ticket at the bottom of this page.
VAN -102VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both. If the problem persists, please /submit a ticket at the bottom of this page.
VAN -104Connection ErrorGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both. If the problem persists, please /submit a ticket at the bottom of this page.
VAN 128VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both. If the problem persists, please /submit a ticket at the bottom of this page.
VAN 138VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnectLooks like you’re running VALORANT/Riot Vanguard from a virtual machine. Since this isn’t allowed, you’ll have to install both on a regular instance of Windows instead of a virtual one.

How to fix connection error in Valorant

1. Relaunch Valorant Game

One of the easiest way to fix the Valorant connection error is relaunching the game. Just close the connection error page, it will automatically close your game. And then relaunch Valorant from the desktop icon. You may try for “Run this program as administrator” when relaunching Valorant again.

2. Check Internet Connection

Sometimes your wifi adapter of ethernet cable is not properly plugged into the pc cabinet socket. This may cause frequent network disconnection, which leads to Valorant connection error problem.

Restart your wifi router and check if your wifi adapter or ethernet cable is plugged in properly into your pc. Also, check if the Valorant servers status are up when you’re trying to play the game.

3. Restart Your PC

The most common way to get rid of all general pc problems is to restart. When you restart your pc, your PC kernal gets a fresh boot which fixes all issues present in the last boot.

Also, reboot gives Riot Vanguard a fresh boot, so if there are any issues with Riot Vanguard initialization files then they should be fixed by now.

4. Reinstall the Game

If nothing mentioned above doesn’t work, then just reinstall the game.

Reinstall the game completely will fix the file integrity problem that was causing the issue.

Although it takes a while, but a fresh installation of the game helps in clearing up all prospective errors.

5. Try contacting your ISP

After trying all 4 steps mentioned above, if still, Valorant shows your connection error then contact your internet service provider to help. Sometimes ISPs can have some routing issues which can cause these connection errors. Contacting an ISP can help them look into the matter and fix the problem.

Conclusion

These steps should solve your Valorant connection error problem. if you’re still unable to play Valorant due to a connection issue then you can go ahead and contact the Riot Games Support team.

Hope this helps you in fixing your Valorant connection problem.

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