The infamous VAL 43 error also comes with an error message ‘connection timed out’ and asks you to restart your client. However, the error doesn’t budge for some users even after rebooting. This usually happens when the Valorant server you are trying to reach doesn’t respond to your request. So, this problem might be unique to your PC if a restart isn’t working out.
Although this error was first noticed and taken care of in 2021, some users still face it occasionally and are unable to resolve them using the old techniques. But no need to panic, here are some methods that might work out if you are still stuck with VAL 43 error in 2022.
How to fix Valorant Error Code 43 in 2022?
Run as Administrator
One thing which has worked for some users is by running Valorant as an administrator, which overtakes the power and might stop timing out the connection. You can also head to network settings and reset the network which will reinstall all your network adapters and give you a fresh connection. You can also try logging in to your Valorant account through the website first and redirect to the game from there.
Another way is to reinstall Riot Vanguard. Simply go to the control panel and uninstall riot vanguard and restart your pc. It might reinstall by itself, if not go to the official website and download it. It is also advised not to keep switching tabs in-game as it may cause disruptions in the connection.
Sometimes the problem might be on your end, i.e. mainly due to your pc specifications. But don’t worry, in that case, go to services and run it as an admin. After that find vgc and go to its properties by right-clicking and changing the startup type to automatic and applying the changes.
Running the compatibility troubleshooter might also work sometimes. Press the Windows+R shortcut key and navigate to the riot games folder. Click on RiotClientServices and choose Troubleshoot Compatibility and Troubleshoot program. Click next and choose the type of problem and follow the steps.
Troubleshooting the network connection might also solve the problem as the error may be linked to connectivity issues. You can do this by checking your Wi-Fi router and the settings connected to it. After which check for access points and restart the router.
If the problem persists, another method is reinstalling the game but remember to delete the log and config files from the game folder. Also, keep a check on the server maintenance tab where servers sometimes are not online due to maintenance.
If none of these solutions work, reach out to the support channel on Riot’s website and submit a ticket. Make sure you include the error code, message, and every workaround you have tried until now.