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Valorant Error Code 43: Four Solutions You Can Try

Abhimannu Das
7/Feb/2021 10:03 am

Valorant Error Code 43 is a frustrating error code that shows up when you have connectivity issues.
Always check the official Riot Games Twitter account before trying any fixes to see if the servers are live.
If you are unable to login despite trying the commonly used fixes, try contacting your ISP.

Valorant Error Code 43 is one of the most annoying things you can run into if you are jumping in to play a few matches to unwind. The error code is tied to connectivity issues and it can also show up if the Valorant servers are unreachable. Here is everything you need to know about Valorant Error Code 43 and all the possible solutions to fix it. The issue can sometimes be caused due to servers being unavailable and what you should do before you try any of the solutions below is head to the official Riot Games Support Twitter handle if you get Valorant Error Code 43. If the servers are down, all you need to do is wait until they go back online again. 

Valorant Error Code 43: How to Fix

Here are all the solutions that you need to try if you run into Valorant Error Code 43. 

Step 1: Restart Your Game

ValorantYou should get the splash screen without an error code if restarting the game fixes your issue.

Try restarting your game a few times to see if the error code persists. Many users report that the game client times out and shows the error code which can be fixed by restarting your game. 

Step 2: Restart Your Computer

Restarting your PC.Restart your PC if restarting the game client does not work.

Riot’s Vanguard anti-cheat process can be shut down by Windows, specially if you have less RAM on your computer, which can lead to the error code. If you run into Valorant Error Code 43, try restarting your computer. 

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard 
  2. Click on the Power icon
  3. Click on Restart

Step 3: Flush Your DNS

Valorant Error Code 43Flush your DNS for a potential quick fix. 

Your temporary network files may be causing issues which is why flushing your DNS can fix potential issues with how your internet is configured

  1. Press the Windows Key
  2. Type “Command Prompt” and hover on the first app result 
  3. Click on Run As Administrator
  4. If asked whether to allow Command Prompt to make changes to your computer, select Yes.
  5. You should now get a new window with a black screen.
  6. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter.
  7. Type "ipconfig /registerdns" and press Enter.
  8. Type "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.
  9. Type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter.
  10. Type "netsh winsock reset" and press Enter.
  11. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Contact Your ISP 

If the above solutions do not work, contact your ISP and let them know you are having difficulty connecting to Valorant. Network routing issues at your ISP’s end can lead to the error code and you will need assistance from your internet provider for a solution. 

RELATED:  How to Fix Valorant's 'Code 40' Error

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.