How to Fix Valorant Error Code Van 6?

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Are you not able to enjoy the Valorant game because of an error code issue? Don’t worry! We have provided you with possible quick fixes that can help you get rid of the Valorant error code van 6 in the game.


Valorant is a character-based shooter game that has gained a lot of popularity worldwide. However, like any other game, even Valorant has its fair share of glitches. Most players around the world have reported that whenever they try to connect to the Valorant game, they encounter Error Code Van 6.

Let’s understand, what are the possible reasons for this error.

Reasons Behind Valorant Error Code Van 6


Van 6 error code is a connection error in the Valorant game. There is no one exact reason why this error might occur. However, we have found some possible reasons what is causing this issue in the game:

Bad Start of the Riot Client: One of the possible reasons for the Valorant error code Van 6 is the Riot client does not load up the services and game process properly.

Server Maintenance: Sometimes, the Riot client servers are down for maintenance. When the developers are trying to fix the servers, if you try to log in to the game, you might encounter the error code Van 6.


Connectivity Issue: Another key reason why you might face the error code van 6 is that your internet connection might be poor.

How to Fix Valorant Error Code Van 6?

Solution 1: Restart the Riot Client

This is the first quick fix that you can try to solve the error code issue in the game. To restart the Riot Client:

  • Firstly, open the Task Manager by pressing the shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  • Under the process tab, you can find Valorant (Riot Client).
  • Right-click on the game and click on the option End Task.
End Valorant Task Manager - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6
  • Now, restart the game and see if the issue is fixed or not.

Solution 2: Check the Game Servers

As mentioned earlier, there might be a scenario where the servers of the game are down or under maintenance. During this point in time, you can do nothing except wait for the developers to fix the game servers. 

To check if the game servers are working fine or not, you need to navigate to the official website of Riot and click on the Service Status tab. Select the region under which the Riot ID is registered and see the game server status.

Valorant Server Status - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6

Alternatively, you can check the official Twitter handle of the game for any server-related issues.


Solution 3: Allow the Game Through Firewall

The error codes in the game are sometimes associated with the firsupportewall settings. So, it is recommended to check whether your Windows firewall is blocking the game or not.

If the game is blocked, here is how you can allow the Valorant game through the firewall:

  • Firstly, type Windows Firewall in the Windows search bar.
Windows Firewall - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6
  • Now, on the left side of the panel, you can find an option ‘Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.’ Click on it.
Allow an app__Windows Firewall - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6
  • Now, click on Change Settings and then select the option Allow Another App.
Windows Firewall - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6
  • Under the Add an App section, select the Browse option and paste your game path.
Windows Firewall - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6
  • Now, click on RiotClientServices.exe and select open and then click on Add.
  • Locate the Riot Client and make sure to tick all three boxes: Domain, Private, and Public.
Valorant Windows Defender Permissions - VALORANT Error Code VAN 6

Follow the above steps and add these two files as well: VALORANT.exe and VALORANT-Win64-Shipping.exe.

Solution 4: Update the Graphics Card

Depending on your graphic card (NVIDIA or AMD), you need to visit their official websites and download the updated graphic card version based on your Windows version. After completing the download, click on the executable file and install the latest graphic drivers.

Solution 5: Reinstall the Game

This is the best solution to fix all the error codes in the game. You need to uninstall and reinstall both Riot Vanguard and the Valorant game.


Make sure to delete the Riot Vanguard by closing all the background processes through the Task Manager. Once done with this, open the Command Prompt as an Administrator.

Now, executre the following commands one by one:

sc delete vgc 
sc delete vgk 

After executing both commands, restart the system.

Now, navigate to the path where the Riot Vanguard is installed and hit on Delete. Similarly, find the path of the Valorant application and uninstall it. Usually, the game is installed in the C: partition.

Solution 6: Contact the Support Team

If none of the above solutions worked for you, we recommend you contact the Riot support team by submitting a ticket.



We hope the above solutions have given a quick fix for the Valorant error code van 6. Whenever there is a new fix or solution available for this error code, we keep updating this article. So, don’t forget to bookmark our site.

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