Valorant error 40: What is Val 40, and how to fix it?

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Valorant error 40: What is Val 40, and how to fix it: Error code 40 is one of those which are not listed on Riot Games' support website. However, it falls in the range of connectivity issues. You typically get a message that says, "There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client."

Valorant error 40: what is val 40, and how to fix it?

Valorant error 40 possible fixes

Since it does not specify a particular reason, the first thing you want to do is check if the Valorant error 40 is happening with just you or others as well. Below are some of the ways:


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If others are facing the issue as well, the only thing you can do is wait for Riot to fix the issue. However, if only you are getting the error 40, try the below-listed methods.

  • Try opening it with a VPN

If you can start Valorant with a VPN, there is something wrong with your internet connection. You should contact your ISP. However, if you can't open the game even with a VPN, try below methods.

  • Run the game as administrator
  • Restart your computer
  • Close all third party programs and run the again
    • Sometimes Vanguard has conflicts with other programs
  • Reinstall the game

If none of the methods worked for you, you should contact Valorant support.

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