Fix Connection Errors & Problems In Valorant
In this post, we will be taking a look at how you can hopefully fix the connection errors you might be getting when trying to play Valorant on your Windows 10 PC or laptop.
You might get the error message when you go to launch the game or you might get the connection issue when you are in the middle of a game.
A couple of example connection error codes are; VAN 0, VAN 1, VAN 6, VAN -81, VAN -102, VAN -104.
Below we have listed a few things you can try and with a bit of luck, you will be back in playing Valorant in no time! After you have tried each method launch Valorant and see if it resolved the connection problem. If you are having any issues with Valorant not updating then we have done a guide on fixing this here.
Methods To Fixing Valorant Connection Problems:
1. Restart Your Computer – Yes it sounds simple but a lot of problems can be fixed by simply restarting your computer
2. Check Your Internet Provider & Check Valorant Servers are up and running:
- Click here to ensure there are no currently known issues with your internet provider service and Valorant Servers
3. Update Windows 10 – Ensure you have the latest updates installed for Windows 10:
- Right-click start menu icon > Settings > Update & Security > Click the “Check for updates” button
4. Use Wired Connection If Possible – A wired connection is a lot more stable than wireless so you might be losing connection when playing over Wireless, which is causing the connection issues
5. Change The Wired Cable – If you are using a wired connection try changing the cable as all it takes is something to snag the cable and that can cause all kinds of connection problems
6. Reinstall Riot Vanguard:
- Right-click the Windows start menu icon > Click “Apps and Features“
- In the box that says “Search this list” type “Riot Vanguard“
- Now click the “Uninstall” button to remove Vanguard
- Launch Valorant then Riot Vanguard will install again > Once finished restart your computer
7. Update Network Drivers – Install the latest drivers for your network adapter:
- Visit the manufacturer’s website for your network card and install them
- Or you can try updating them through Device Manager by right-clicking on the start menu icon > Open Device Manager > Expand Network Adapters > Right-click on your Network Adapter and click on “Update Driver“
If the above methods did not help fix the connection issues you are getting when trying to play Valorant then unfortunately the only other thing you can try is to reinstall Valorant. If that does not work then you might need to reset Windows 10.
If you liked this post then you can always check out some of our other Windows 10 gaming posts here.