Valorant Error Code 43: How to fix, reason and solutions in 2023

Aaryanshi Mohan
|Published January 28, 2023

Valorant, no matter how seamless the game seems to be, has its fair share of random glitches. The most common occurrence for players is the Valrant Error Code 43. This error indicates that the system has timed out and players might have to restart their PC.

The error code most of the time reads: “There is an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client.”

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How to fix Valorant Error Code 43

Valorant Support suggests players restart their PC and Riot Client. Another thing that players can do to fix this error would to be uninstall and re-install Riot Vanguard and the game.

However, even after trying this, players are still facing the issue. Players can follow the guide to fix the error.

  • Press “Alt+F4” to stop the ongoing game session. If the game doesn’t stop, then press “Alt+ctrl+Del”. From the task manager stop RIOT.
  • Restart the PC after.
  • Clear Cache and restart Valorant. This will start the Riot Client and the error might get fixed.

Alternate options

If this also doesn’t work, then go to the %AppData% folder and delete the RiotClientPrivateSettings.yaml. This will ensure you re-login into your account and will most likely help fix the error.

Deleting the client will automatically clear out all the cache and the error should be fixed upon reinstalling the game. If it still isn’t fixed, external factors might be involved in it.

The problem could be from the developer’s end and there is nothing you can do about it. Waiting might be the only option. The only other option left is to leave the game for a while and let the backend work to get the servers back on track.

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Aaryanshi Mohan

Aaryanshi Mohan

Aaryanshi Mohan is an Esports writer and the Content Manager for Gaming and Esports at The SportsRush. Her love for video games started at a very young age and she just found a way to make both of her passions-- writing and gaming into a career. She loves old school games-- Commander Keen 4 is her all time favourite. Valorant and PUBG are her newest loves. When not gaming, or writing, you can find Aaryanshi reading, cooking or eating ramen.

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