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What is VALORANT error code VAN 6? Is There A fix?

Riot Games has improved their game this time with the Valorant that has already received so many positive reviews across the globe. From its early beta access to the final stable release, Riot Games has done a lot of changes and improvements for the bugs and errors. However, some of the unfortunate VALORANT players are experiencing error code VAN 6. It seems that Valorant has plenty of error codes that most of the players are getting affected.

However, there is another good thing in the Valorant that’s constantly improving such as in-game tactics, features, character improvements, and more. As a first-person shooter video game, Valorant has more scope to improve its gameplay in the future. But the VAN 6 error code is ruining the gameplay because players aren’t able to log into the game which is frustrating a lot.

What is VALORANT error code VAN 6?

As mentioned, the error code VAN 6 is preventing players to log into the Valorant. Although this particular error code doesn’t appear for everyone, it still makes a huge impact on the gameplay. Luckily, there are possible workarounds that are mentioned below. It’s expected that there is some issue with the Riot Vanguard stability.

This seems a server-side issue that is literally blocking players to get into the match. Although sometimes the game servers can be overloaded in rush hours, waiting for a couple of hours and trying again should work for some players. However, if that’s not the case, make sure to follow the troubleshooting guide below.

What is VALORANT error code VAN 6? Is There A fix?

How to Fix VALORANT error code VAN 6

We will also recommend to our readers that not all the methods may work for all players. However, you can try at least once.

1. Change Vanguard Properties via Msconfig

  • Click on the Start menu > Type msconfig and click on the System Configuration from the search result.
  • A new window will pop-up > Click on the Services tab.
  • You’ll need to find the VGC service from the list. You can easily find that by looking for the Manufacturer section (Riot Games).
  • Disable the Riot Vanguard and valorant service.
  • Once done, press Windows + R keys to open up the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type services.msc and press OK.
  • Search for Valorant in the Services tab > Right-click on it and open Properties.
  • Change its startup type to Automatic and click on Apply > Then hit OK.
  • Restart your computer and try running Valorant again.

2. Add Valorant Exception to Windows Firewall

  • Click on Start > Search for VALORANT.
  • Right-click on it and select Open File Location to go to the VALORANT’s installation folder.
  • Now, copy the installed Valorant location.
  • Then click on Start and search for Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Click on it to open > Click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Next, click on the Change settings > Click on Allow another app.
  • Click on it and click on Browse > Just paste the recently copied installed Valorant folder location and select RiotClientServices.exe also.
  • Follow the same steps to add the VALORANT.exe file also.
  • Similarly, you’ll need to add an exception for the VALORANT-Win64-Shipping.exe file also. You can find the file at the live/ShooterGame/Binaries/Win64 VALORANT folder.
  • Save changes and restart your computer to apply effects.
  • Finally, try launching Valorant and check for the error.

However, if you’re using any third-party antivirus program on your PC then you should also add an exclusion to the antivirus program for Valorant. Once all done, restart your PC and check whether the VALORANT error code VAN 6 is troubling you or not.

3. Change DNS

  • Click on Start and search for Control Panel > Click on it to open.
  • Now, click on Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
  • Click on the primary/connected network where you want to change DNS.
  • Right-click on the Wi-Fi/Ethernet connection details > Select Properties.
  • If prompted, allow the administrator access.
  • Then select the Networking tab > Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) according to your network type.
  • Right-click on it and select Properties.
  • Click on Advanced and select the DNS tab. (If any DNS addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them)
  • Now, click on OK > Select Use the following DNS server addresses. (If any DNS addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them)
  • Input 8.8.8.8 for Primary DNS and 8.8.4.4 for Secondary DNS.
  • Once done, restart your computer and try running Valorant again to check for the issue.

4. Force Close Riot Vanguard

  • Make sure that the Riot Vanguard service is fully closed and not running in the background.
  • In order to check that, head over to the system tray icon and click on Exit Vanguard.
  • Additionally, head over to Task Manager and go to Processes > Then check the Riot Vanguard is running or not.
  • If running, then click on it to select and choose End Task.
  • Finally, restart your PC and launch the Valorant game again to check for the error code VAN 6 whether it’s appearing or not.

5. Disable and Uninstall Riot Vanguard

It’s worth mentioning that simply uninstalling the Valorant game won’t disable or uninstall Riot Vanguard on your Windows system. So, you will need to manually disable it first and then uninstall it.

Disable Vanguard:

  • Click on the System Tray icon > Right-click on the Riot Vanguard icon.
  • Select Exit Vanguard.
  • A warning pop-up may appear. Click on Yes to confirm.

Uninstall Vanguard:

  • Click on the Start menu > Type Add or remove programs and click on it from the search result.
  • Scroll down and click on Riot Vanguard.
  • Click on the Uninstall button.
  • It will ask you to confirm again. Just click on Uninstall again.
  • If prompted by the UAC, click on Yes to confirm the changes.
  • Finally, reboot your PC and check the Valorant game. It will reinstall the Vanguard automatically.

That’s it, guys. We hope this troubleshooting guide was helpful to you. If you’ve any queries, let us know in the comment below.

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