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Valorant Error Code 43: ISP Outage Causes Connection Issues in Asian Servers

Abhimannu Das
24/Feb/2021 06:50 am

Valorant's Asia servers are currently down in some parts of the region and players affected may be unable to connect to the game.
The issue was caused by an underwater cable cut of a major ISP and Riot Games is currently trying to resolve the issue.
There is no word on when the servers will be back online for affected players but using a VPN temporarily can serve as a temporary fix.

Players in Asia my face “Error Code: 43” when loading into the game from Asia due to technical issues. An undersea cable has been cut over a major ISP’s path causing a sizeable portion of the Asian Valorant community to face connectivity issues. Riot Games confirmed that they are working with the ISP to resolve the issue. If you are running into the Error Code 43 issue, you can contact your ISP for an update or keep following the Riot Games South Asia account on Twitter to know when the issue will be resolved. Here are some solutions to work around the Error Code 43 and connect to Valorant’s Asia servers. 

How to Fix Error Code 43 and Connect to Valorant’s Asia Servers

Valorant Flush DNS

Your temporary network files may be causing issues and preventing you from connecting to other servers which is why flushing your DNS can fix potential issues. Here is what you need to do: 

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

Connect to A Different Region Temporarily 

VPNsIf you are unable to connect to the Asian Valorant servers, you can try and connect to other regions until a fix is available. You will need access to a VPN and choose a region other than Asia. Here is a full list of servers which can help you choose a location to play the game in a different region temporarily. Try connecting to one of the other Asia-Pacific regions if you want the least latency.

North America

  • US West (Oregon 1)
  • US West (Oregon 2)
  • US West (N. California 1)
  • US West (N. California 2)
  • US East (N. Virginia 1)
  • US East (N. Virginia 2)
  • US Central (Texas)
  • US Central (Illinois)
  • US Central (Georgia)

Latin America

  • Santiago
  • Mexico City
  • Miami

Brazil

  • Sao Paulo 1
  • Sao Paulo 2

Europe

  • Frankfurt 1
  • Frankfurt 2
  • Paris 1
  • Paris 2
  • Stockholm 1
  • Stockholm 2
  • Istanbul
  • London
  • Tokyo
  • Warsaw
  • Madrid
  • Bahrain

Korea

  • Seoul 1
  • Seoul 2

Asia-Pacific

  • Hong Kong 1
  • Hong Kong 2
  • Tokyo 1
  • Tokyo 2
  • Singapore 1
  • Singapore 2
  • Sydney 1
  • Sydney 2
  • Mumbai

When Will The Valorant Asia Servers Come Back Online for Affected Players

Players who are affected by the issue will have to wait for an official update from Riot Games to know when the servers are back online. The studio is currently working with the affected ISP to resolve the issue. You can follow the official Riot Games South Asia Twitter handle to stay updated on the ongoing outage. 

RELATED:  Valorant Error Code 43: Four Solutions You Can Try


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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.