Valorant continues to plough along in the gaming world but error code 43 is the latest problem players are wondering how to fix.

Like most games nowadays, Valorant has encountered a few problems in its Beta launch. With Riot Games continually striving to improve the game and user experience, there are bound to be hiccups along the way.


Luckily, most of the problems Valorant has encountered so far have been relatively easy to resolve. Issues, like fixing the voice chat within the game and failed to launch errors, have been sorted out.

However, the latest error code 43 message is giving some Valorant players a hard time. Like most errors, it’s one that simply frustrates gamers who just want to dive into a game of the FPS shooter.

Thankfully, the way around code 43 messages is one of the simplest yet!

How to fix error code 43 in Valorant

Unlike some previous errors which have involved uninstalling and reinstalling the game or the Vanguard host, the error 43 has a much simpler fix.

To fix error code 43, all you should need to do is follow a few simple steps and you’ll be good to go in no time.

  • Close down the game fully, including Vanguard.
  • Reboot your machine completely and restart Vanguard/Valorant
  • If this doesn’t work, close down your machine for over 30 seconds and try again
  • Valorant should now be good to go

Obviously, if this doesn’t work you’ll need to raise the issue with Riot themselves. But for now, we’ve found this method is pretty reliable in fixing the error 43 issues.

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