How To Fix VALORANT Error Code 128

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
3 Min Read
Credit: Riot Games

A common problem plaguing the VALORANT Community when starting up their game is Error Code 128. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how to fix it.

Error Code 128 is one of the most frequent error codes. Many of you may have seen Error Code 128 and are unsure what it is, what it does, or how to resolve it. So, in this article, we’ll go into VALORANT Error code 128 in great depth so you can resolve this issue.

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What is VALORANT Error Code 128?

VALORANT Error Code 128 is one of the more common errors you can encounter in VALORANT. It occurs mostly when you are just starting up the game.

Error Code 128
Credit: Riot Games

Error Code 128 refers to VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnect. To be more precise, it occurs mostly when there is a dispute between the VALORANT game client and the Vanguard anti-cheat system. It can also occur if the Vanguard anti-cheat files have been corrupted.

How to Fix (A complete step-by-step guide)

In most cases, restarting the VALORANT client will solve the Error Code 128. However, if the problem still continues, this step-by-step guide will help you get rid of Error Code 128.

  1. Close VALORANT.
  2. Close the Riot client.
  3. Open task manager (Ctrl+shift+Esc)
  4. Click “More details.
  5. From there, check if VALORANT or the Riot client is still running.
  6. If they are, simply select them and hit “End Task.” (Make sure not to close Vanguard)
  7. Now restart the client and log into the game.

Additional Measures

If the issue doesn’t fix after following the above measures, this step-by-step guide will help you to get rid of this problem.

  1. Close all the Valorant-related processes and services from the task manager.
  2. Uninstall and Reinstall Riot Vanguard.
  3. Check your internet connection for stable connectivity.
  4. Restart your internet modem and router.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Run VALORANT as administrator mode.

If you follow these steps carefully, your problem regarding Error Code 128 should be resolved. However, if your problem isn’t resolved after following all these steps, you can create a ticket from VALORANT Support page.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.