How To Fix VALORANT Error Code 44 in 2023

A common problem plaguing the VALORANT Community when starting up their game is Error Code 44. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how to fix it.

For an online game like VALORANT, it is not very uncommon to run into some bugs, crashes, and errors. However, it can sometimes get frustrating, especially if you are trying to get into VALORANT after a long busy day and the game decides not to run properly.

When VALORANT encounters an error, a message pops up containing error codes so you can figure out what is wrong or why you are having difficulty running your game. However, solving the issue is not as easy as it sounds because the message VALORANT displays do not directly instruct you on how to solve the problem.

Rather, the client shows you a message and an error code. Every Error Code has a numeric value ranging from 0 to 152, and each of the codes has a different meaning and reason behind the cause of the issue you are facing.

One of the common error codes is Error Code 44. Many of you might have faced Error Code 44 without knowing what it is, what it does, and how to fix it. So, in this article, we will be diving into detail about VALORANT Error code 44.

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What is VALORANT Error Code 44?

VALORANT Error Code 44 is one of the more common errors you can encounter in VALORANT. It occurs mostly when you are just starting up the game.

VALORANT Error Code 44
Credit: Riot Games

Error Code 44 refers to Vanguard not initialized. To be more precise, it occurs mostly when there is a dispute between 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 44. However, if the problem still continues, this step-by-step guide will help you get rid of Error Code 44.

First, it’s important to ensure that Windows Firewall recognizes and allows VALORANT to operate properly(a rather important step). Here’s how to make that happen:

  1. In the Windows search bar, type Windows Defender Firewall and click on it.
  2. Click Allow a program through the Windows firewall.
  3. Click Change Settings.
  4. Remove any current VALORANT and Riot Client entries, then add a new one with the Allow another app button.
  5. Locate C:\Riot Games\VALORANT\live\VALORANT.exe for the new firewall exceptions and click OK.
  6. On the firewall exceptions, check all boxes for VALORANT and click OK at the bottom.
  7. Repeat the above process to add an exception for our Anticheat at C:\Program Files\Riot Vanguard\vgc.exe and click OK.
  8. Once more, repeat the process to add an exception for the Launcher at C:\Riot Games\Riot Client\RiotClientServices.exe and click OK.

Following this step-by-step guide should fix your problem. However, sometimes the problem may still remain due to corrupted Vanguard files. In that case, Uninstall Riot Vanguard completely and Reinstall it again to overcome Error Code 44.

If your problem isn’t resolved after following all these steps, you can create a ticket from VALORANT Support page.

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