How to fix Valorant error code 43

Valorant error code 43 stopping you from playing after an update? Thankfully there's an easy fix.

With a new update dropping down the pipeline and onto our PCs, many Valorant players will be facing a relatively small 2GB update today. It adds a lot of good stuff you can read about by clicking here, but for many it’s also causing a big of an issue. If you’re getting error code 43 on Valorant after downloading the update, we have solution. Thankfully, it won’t take long at all to get your game up and running again. Read on for how to fix Valorant error code 43.

How to fix Valorant error code 43

how to fix Valorant Error code 43
Valorant error code 43 will stop you from even loading to the main menu to see the updated UI.
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Valorant error code 43 will sometimes be displayed when attempting to connect to the game servers after downloading an update. You’ll usually see it after waiting on a loading screen for some time. Thankfully the fix is simple.

All you need to do to fix Valorant error code 43 is to restart your game a bunch of times. So long as Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat system is up and running, restarting the game is all you'll need. We often found that one restart wouldn't be enough to fix the error code 43 message, but as long as we restarted three times or more, we'd eventually get access to the game. It's a pretty annoying problem to have, but Valorant is in closed beta right now, so some issues are expected. At least fixing the error code 43 issues in Valorant doesn't take too long, meaning you can get back to Bind, Haven, or Split as quickly as possible.

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Hopefully the tip above has helped you fix Valorant error code 43 and got you back into the game to enjoy the UI readjustments on the main screen and the new agent balancing updates. Click here to head over to our game hub where you’ll find all the news, updates, guides and features we have for Valorant.

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