Valorant is very well received by the gaming community right from its announced and closed beta testing. The game enjoyed fame in its very early stages and the developers quickly launched its global versions after a few months of testing. For a game that is newly built from scratch, there are bound to be some corners left unchecked.

Error code 43 fix – Valorant

Players frequently face error code VAL 43 – “There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client.” They are quite common, though, there’s no conclusive solution from your end. At times, running the game as an administrator might fix error 43 temporarily. The errors generally occur when Riot Games is shipping an update or the game servers are undergoing maintenance.

Such small corners can become a big upset for the players. Riot games are actually very active in maintaining their servers but still, some issues slip by. Code 43 error is a similar problem that must be occurring due to some small issues in the game.

How do I fix Error 43 in Valorant?

How to fix Error Code 43

  1. Go 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 causes you to re-login to your account which is what fixed the error for me.

There is no need to panic or reinstall the game. The error usually gets fixed in a while. Until then, you may wish to play any other game. Keep an eye on Twitter or Reddit to check out whether the servers are live or otherwise. Eventually, Valorant’s website has a support section with high-priority notifications atop.