How To Completely Stop Valorant From Crashing (Updated 2022)

All errors and their fixes

Are you one of those who absolutely love Valorant, but can’t seem to enjoy it because of its continuous errors, crashes, and bugs? Well, don’t worry, because in this guide I’ll breakdown all basic Valorant Crash Errors, and also write down their fixes.

Vanguard Error

Vanguard not initialized”.

Starting off our guide with the infamous Vanguard error. The vanguard error mostly appears when you fire up Valorant, and the game crashes saying “Vanguard not initialized”. The error then goes on to tell you that you need to restart your computer and also recommend updating drivers. However, to my knowledge, this advice is irrelevant and does not work. So here is what you should do in order to fix the “vanguard not initialized” error.

  1. Go to Start And Search For “Add or Remove Programs”.
  2. Under Add or Remove Programs, Look for “Riot Vanguard”.
  3. Uninstall Riot Vanguard.
  1. Now go to the search menu again and open Command Prompt with Administration privileges.
  2. In Command prompt copy-paste the code below and enter.
Note: If you are getting the error "protected by secure boot policy", then you should remove Disable Secure Boot from Bios
  1. After Uninstalling & Entering this code, Launch Valorant and Allow it to download Vanguard.
  2. Once downloaded, launch the game, and the Vanguard not Initialised error will appear again. Hit Reboot.
  3. After PC is restarted, Open Valorant and the error won’t appear again.

Fix #2 for Vanguard Error

Suppose, you are still having problems and the solution above did not fix Vanguard error. Its time to try the method mentioned below.

  1. Open Run Command through Windows + R.
  2. Under Run Command Type “services.msc” without quotations and enter.
  3. In the list, search for “vgc” and double click itVanguard Error
  4. Under General, Change Startup type from Manual To Automatic.Vanguard Error
  5. Hit Apply and ok.

Valorant Couldn’t Start Error

Valorant Couldn’t Start Error Fix

Valorant couldn’t start is another common error, which mostly appears while launching the game. Here is how you can fix it permanently.

  1. Close Valorant, Vanguard, and Riot Client.
  2. Open Task Manager and End Task Valorant, Vanguard, and Riot Client.
  3. Afterwards, Right-click Valorant Shortcut > Properties > Compatibility
  4. Under Compatibility > Disable Full-Screen optimizations and enable Run this program as an administrator.Now you need to apply the same settings for the other Valorant Application.
  5. You can Locate it under My Computer > Windows Drive(C) > Program Files > Riot Games > Valorant > live > ShooterGame > Binaries > Win 64.
  6. Under Win64, you will find Valorant Win64-Shipping Application.
  7. Right Click Valorant Win64-Shipping > Properties > Compatibility > Disable Full-Screen Optimization.

Error Connecting To The Platform, Error Code 43

Another typical error you might have encountered is the “There was an error connecting to the platform”. This one happens due to startup type & service settings. We can easily fix this by restarting Virtual Disk Properties through 5 easy steps.

  1. Go to Start > Services > Search for “Virtual DiskError Connecting To The Platform, Error Code 43
  2. Right Click Virtual Disk > Properties > Change Startup Type from Manual to Disabled
  3. Hit Apply and Ok.

Now we have to restart Virtual Disk.

  1. Right Click Virtual Disk again > Properties > Startup Type.
  2. Change Startup Type from Disabled to Automatic.Error Connecting To The Platform, Error Code 43
  3. Hit Apply and Ok.
  4. Once Again Go To Virtual Disk > General Tab > Click The Start Button and loading like this should appear.Error Connecting To The Platform, Error Code 43
  5. Once Done Restart PC and Enjoy Valorant without any further crashes!

Valorant Error Code 138

Error Code 138 cases have significantly increased over the past few weeks. It seems like the error started to happen after the July Update. Further, this error mostly pops up for AMD users, who are using the old Anthlon Processors like the A6, A10, A12, and others in the lineup. Anyway, here is a quick and easy fix for this error.

  1. Click Start > Run Command Prompt as administrator.Valorant Error Code 138
  2. Copy Paste the following codes individually in the command prompt.
  3. Code #1: bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx OptIn 
    Code #2: bcdedit.exe /set testsigning off 
    Code #3: bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks off
  4. Afterward, Right Click Valorant Shortcut > Properties
  5. Under Compatibility > Select Windows 8, and agree to Run this program as an administrator.
  6. Hit Apply and Ok.

Suppose this fix still did not work for you. You must check vgtray.exe’s priority from the task manager, and make sure it is below Realtime. On the other hand, If you have an AMD processor and the error is still happening. You should definitely update your Bios and Crimson Drivers to the latest versions.

This error is fairly new, and It might be resolved in the next Valorant Update.

Valorant Has Encountered A Connection Error

Valorant Has Encountered A Connection Error
Valorant Has Encountered A Connection Error

Its always frustrating, when you are in the middle of a game, and Valorant crashes telling you that “Valorant has encountered a connection error”. Folks over at Reddit have noticed that there is only one fix for this error.

Note: Avoid disabling firewall, antivirus, and restarting PC continuously because those simply do not work. Follow the steps below, and make sure your VPN is turned off.

  1. Go to Your Graphic Card Control Panel, Nvidia GeForce or AMD Relive.
  2. Look For Valorant Game Ready Drivers in Nvidia and instantly update them.
  3. For AMD Users, just make sure your drivers are updated to the latest version.
  4. Once Updated, Go To Start > Run Command Prompt with Administrator Acces > and paste this code recommended by Riot.
  5. netsh interface teredo set state disabled

Once Done you can enjoy Valorant without anymore Crashing.

Fix #2 Valorant Has Encountered A Connection Error

If the steps above did not fix the Valorant Has Encountered Error. Then, you must fresh install Riot Vanguard, which is the program behind this error. Along with that, also make sure your Windows is updated to the latest version.

  1. Go To Start > Add Or Remove Programs > Search For Riot Vanguard.
  2. Uninstall Riot Vanguard and Restart the PC.Valorant Vanguard error
  3. After Restarted, Open Valorant, and you will see Riot Vanguard being installed by Riot ClientFixing Valorant Vanguard Error
  4. Once done, hop into the game and you are good to go!

Valorant Stuck On Loading Screen

Many players have reported that their game freezes during in-game and while loading. Likewise, the freezing does not allow you to minimize the game or restart it. Therefore, it becomes quite frustrating to restart your PC times and times again. Anyhow, the good thing is that there is a fix for this problem. All you have to do is tweak some Graphic and CPU settings.

  1. Open Valorant > Settings > Video
  2. Under General Video Settings > Do The Following
  3. Set In-Game Resolution to the monitor’s native resolution (highest usually)
  4. Change Display mode from Windowed to Full ScreenValorant Crashings
  5. Change FPS Limit to A Value Above your monitor’s refresh rate. For example, if you have 120 Hertz, you should change it to 150-160. Make sure the value is achievable by your hardware.
  6. Now Go To Graphics Quality Section And do the followingValorant Crashings
  7. V SyncOff
  8. Anti-Aliasing None
  9. Anisotropic Filtering1x

Once done, now minimize Valorant and Open Task Manager by Right-Clicking Taskbar.

  1. Under Task Manager Search For Valorant > Right-click > Go to detailsValorant Crashing Fix
  2. Under Details, Right Click Valorant-Win64-Shipping.exe and change its Priority to HighValorant Crashings Fix
  3. Lastly, make sure that Windows 10 & Nvidia Drivers are up to date.

Once Done, I can assure you that Valorant won’t freeze or crash anymore. This fix instantaneously optimizes Valorant, thus you can also expect increased frame rates.

Valorant Crashing Fixed

Ending the guide, I’d say that Valorant is quite new and these types of crashes are expected. Times and times again we have seen new games like PUBG, Fortnite, and many others having similar issues. Riot has already released several updates, that have significantly reduced crashing. If those updates aren’t working for you, I’m sure this guide will.

Once you are done fixing all valorant errors, you should also check out the Best Valorant Settings For High FPS and Ultimate Performance

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Moiz Banoori.

Having worked at various Video Game sites, coupled with 7 years of Content Writing Experience. I presently monitor teams, create strategies, and publish qualified pieces through my aptitude.

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