[Fix] Valorant Error code 43: Every method to fix ERROR 43 in Valorant 2021: The Error code 43 in Valorant is disrupting many gamer's precious gaming time and here's how to fix it.
What is Error 43?
Whenever the error arises, the message "There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client.” is displayed. This tells us that te error code 43 is a connectivity issue. This error code has recently become a major issue in recent times. The error code basically means that there is a problem connecting to the Riot servers. Riot Games describes this error as "A system has timed out".
This error may be due to Riot servers being actually down or under maintenance. If this is the actual reason for them being unreachable then Riot would surely tweet or convey the message to the community in some way. If that's not the case then the issue might be on your end or even your ISP's end.
How to fix Error code 43?
Restart your game
The most basic and easiest fix would be to just restarting your game. Just restart your game and make sure no other programs are running in the background. Restarting results in your system trying to reconnect with the Riot servers for the second time without any other program trying to eat up your bandwidth.
Restart your system
If restarting your game did not work then just try restarting your entire system. This will result in Riot Vanguard being restarted as well.
Deleting some files
If the above methods didn't work or it worked but the error code keeps coming back then this method might help you.
- Go to your %AppData% folder and delete the "RiotClientPrivateSettings.yaml" file. This method only works if the issue is on your end and there is no server issue.
YAML files are commonly used for configuration files and in applications where data is being stored or transmitted.
2. You can then try to run your game as admin
This method seemed to be working for many people on the Valorant Subreddit.
Uninstall Riot Vanguard
Did you try uninstalling the Riot Vanguard? Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Riot Vanguard removes bugs or corrupted files from your system and replaces them with the newly installed ones. You can easily uninstall the Riot Vanguard by just going to the "Programs and Features" section found in the Control Panel of your system. Just find the Riot Vanguard program in the list of all the programs and applications that are displayed in the list and just install it by right-clicking it and selecting the uninstall option.
Now, just reinstall the Riot Vanguard. You can do this by visiting the official Valorant website. The game should work just fine after trying this method.
Flush Your DNS
This method is rather complicated and I'd suggest do it with your friend/family member who knows his/her way around computers if you find this method to be difficult to try on your own. If you want to know what actually this method does then as per Cloudfare.com, "The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like nytimes.com or espn.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources". So basically we are clearing the phonebook of the internet to remove any corrupted files.
- Press the Windows Key
- Type “Command Prompt”
- Click on Run As Administrator
- If a dialogue box pops up and asks permissions for the Command prompt to make some changes to your system then feel free to select "Yes" option.
- You should now get a new window with a black screen.
- This is the Command prompt window where you'll be typing your commands to flush or basically clean your DNS.
- 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.
Contact Your ISP
If the issue still persists then it has to be your Internet Service Provider's fault. You should just try to contact them and try to figure out the issue. Many times it is the ISP's end where there are network problems ultimately preventing you from connecting to the Riot servers.