How to Fix Valorant Error Code 43 in Just 2 Easy Steps

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February 23, 2021  04:43 PM



Valorant, the critically-acclaimed tactical shooter by Riot Games, has become one of the most popular esports titles released in recent years. The game was ranked as the third most-viewed game on Twitch, and famous streamers like Ninja, Shroud, and Dr. Disrespect have been streaming a lot of Valorant matches lately. Plus, its esports competitions are just getting started. However, some players may still experience technical issues in the game, and one of them is the Error Code 43 problem. 

Valorant players frequently face the error code VAL 43: "There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client". The problem is quite common, and it generally occurs when Riot has made an update or the game's servers are undergoing maitenance. Sometimes, running Valorant as an administrator might fix error 43 temporarily. Riot developers are usually active in maintaining their servers, but some issues still slip by, so if you see error 43, here are steps you can do: 

How to fix Error Code 43

1.) Head to your %AppData% folder and delete the RiotClientPrivateSettings.yaml file.
e.g. C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Riot Games\Riot Client\Data

2.) Run Valorant as Admin after deleting the file.

This will prompt you to re-login to your Valorant account, and that should help fix the problem. 

You don't have to reinstall the game or panic if you see this error, and you probably won't have to wait too long before it disappears. The official Valorant website also has a support section you can check out to help you find solutions for common technical issues. 

Related: Valorant 2.03 Notes: New Escalation Mode, Stinger Nerf, Reyna & Yoru Updates

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