How To Fix Valorant Van 0 Error Code [Quick Solutions]

Fix The Valorant Van 0 Error By Adjusting Riot Client, Disabling Vpn/Antivirus, Reinstalling Valorant Through Epic Games, And Setting Vanguard Exceptions In Security Settings.

Dealing with the Valorant Van 0 error can be annoying, especially when it messes up your game due to connection problems with the servers. This problem often pops up when you’re trying to start a game, and it could be because of issues with Riot Vanguard or some trouble with your internet connection.

Here’s the deal: Your Windows antivirus or firewall settings might be getting in the way, unintentionally stopping Valorant from talking to its servers and causing the error. Fixing this includes changing these security settings to allow Valorant to connect better. We’ve got the details on how to do this in our guide.

Before we explore the detailed steps, give these simple fixes a try first:

Key Takeaways

Here are some fixes you can try to get rid of the Van 0 error:

  1. Install Valorant Through Epic Games.
  2. Briefly Disable Your Antivirus.
  3. Enabling DEP and more.

Disable Antivirus Temporarily 

You can try turning off your antivirus for a bit. It might be causing issues by stopping game files, and turning it off could help fix the error. But remember, don’t keep it off for too long, or your computer could be at risk of malware.

Depending on your antivirus, the steps to disable it may vary. If you’re using Windows Defender, here are a few simple steps to do it:

Disable Microsoft defender
Disable Microsoft Defender from here (Image captured by eXputer)
  1. Click on Start and search Windows security.
  2. Select the program from there and go to virus and threat protection.
  3. In virus and threat protection settings, select manage settings.
  4. Turn real-time protection off.

Now restart your computer, launch your game, and see if it helped fix the error.

Installing Valorant By Epic

valorant on epic games
Valorant on Epic Games (Image by eXputer)

In my attempt to fix the annoying error code Van 0, I found a solution that worked well for me. I deleted all Valorant and Riot Vanguard files but kept the game client since I also play League of Legends. Then, I installed Valorant through Epic Games.

After I did this, the problem was fixed, and every time I restarted my computer, the Riot Vanguard icon always appeared, showing that it was working well. I also checked Vanguard’s settings to make sure everything was set to manual and running as intended.

Enabling DEP

dep enabling for valorant van 0
Enabling DEP for Valorant (Image by eXputer)

If you’re dealing with the Van 0 Error Code, there are effective solutions to get your game back on track. This error can be quite annoying, but by following these steps, you can resolve it. To start the process, we’ll begin by turning on Data Execution Prevention (DEP). Additionally, we’ll delve into changing Unicode settings and making changes to resolution settings. You can address the Van 0 Error Code by carefully following these steps.

  • Enable DEP:
  1. Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges.
  2. Execute the command: bcdedit.exe /set nx AlwaysOn.
  3. Set DEP for Windows programs and services only in advanced system settings.
  4. Switch to “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select” and select nothing.
  • Configure Unicode Settings:
  1. Open the Control Panel and navigate to “Change date, time, number formats.”
  2. Go to the “Administrative” tab > click on “Change System Locale.”
  3. Change the Current system locale to ENG or check the box to use Unicode UTF-8.
  4. Restart your PC.
  • Adjust Resolution Settings:
  1. Navigate to C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\VALORANT\Saved\Config.
  2. Open the files 585f10c4-b0e6-5c4a-8a80-e1e2a71b6d41 and a18f7a74-59d3-5f1c-ae44-ebd019d0cabf.
  3. In each file, go to Windows> GameUserSettings and modify the settings as follows:
[ScalabilityGroups]
sg.ResolutionQuality=80.000000
sg.ViewDistanceQuality=0
sg.AntiAliasingQuality=0
sg.ShadowQuality=0
sg.PostProcessQuality=0
sg.TextureQuality=0
sg.EffectsQuality=0
sg.FoliageQuality=0

These steps provide a systematic approach for users to troubleshoot and potentially resolve the Van 0 Error Code, as this has been a popular fix in the community. Providing a better gaming experience.

Wrapping Up My Thoughts

Valorant is a fun game but such errors are ruining gameplay due to server connection issues, which often arise while searching for a match and it has affected a few players (Reddit and Valorant Forums)

I’ve shared diverse fixes, including changing antivirus settings, restarting Riot Client, or downloading through Epic Games, which aren’t hard to do.

Developers’ acknowledgment on Twitter indicates ongoing efforts to resolve these issues, striving for universal improvements across platforms in upcoming updates.

Fixes of errors related to Valorant:

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Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes, and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PlayStation 1. He has a software engineering background and loves to play games from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. You can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile.

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