Val 43 error in Valorant: What is it and how to fix it?

How to fix "system has timed out" error in Valorant (Image via Wallpaper Cave)
How to fix "system has timed out" error in Valorant (Image via Wallpaper Cave)

It is common to face errors in any online multiplayer game or Valorant in this instance. When any player encounters an error, it requires some effort to fix the issue faced by them.

Players may face multiple errors in Valorant and are easily trackable error codes. In Valorant, error codes are denoted by numbers for the ease of players facing them. While some are very simple to deal with, others can be complicated to resolve when encountered.


This article will focus on Val 43 “system has timed out” error and what players can do to fix it.

How to fix Val 43 error in Valorant

The connection error can occur due to various reasons like Riot servers beings down or under maintenance. If that isn't the case, the issue could be on the client's end. The following are some solutions that players can use to resolve the error in Valorant:

Solution 1: Restarting the game

The easiest solution to fix this error is restarting the game completely. Restarting Valorant causes the system to attempt to reconnect to Riot servers. If that doesn’t work, players can restart the game again and make sure no other programs are running in the background.

Solution 2: Restarting the system

In case the solution mentioned above doesn’t work, players can try to restart their entire system. Restarting the entire system will cause Riot Vanguard to restart as well, which may resolve the issue.

Solution 3: Reinstalling the game

Reinstalling the entire game can be helpful as it will remove all the corrupted files from the player’s system and replace them with new ones.


To reinstall the game, players first have to uninstall the game from the “Programs and Features” section on windows and uninstall from there. After uninstalling, players can go ahead and install Valorant on their system using the installer provided by Riot Games.

Solution 4: Contacting ISP to solve the problem

If the problem persists, players can contact their ISP or Internet Service Provider. There can be times when the ISP can mistakenly cause network issues that might prevent them from connecting to Riot servers.

If none of these solutions work, players can contact Valorant support to find out what's causing the problem.

Note: Suggestions on possible fixes can be left in the comment section below, as it might help other readers deal with this issue.

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Edited by Yasho Amonkar
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