Riot Games’ groundbreaking tactical first-person shooter game, Valorant grips players in the adrenaline pump of intense gameplay and strategic depth. Unfortunately, it’s not always your foes who abruptly halt your dream of dominating the game. As reported by gamers, sometimes an unwelcome barrier in the form of Error Code 59 also roadblocks your journey to victory. So, what exactly is Valorant Error Code 59, and how to fix it? Let’s dive deep into this topic in today’s article.
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How to Fix Valorant Error Code 59
Error Code 59 in Valorant states: There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client. Listed as LoginQueueFetchTokenFailure on the Riot Games support page for Valorant, it typically appears after the game receives updates with new patches. As per reports, this error also affects other Riot titles such as League of Legends. While the exact cause of this error remains unclear, here are some possible reasons:
- Server Down
- Network Error
- OS compatibility issues
- Interference with Windows Defender Firewall or third-part Antivirus
Quit the game and Restart Valorant. If it does not help, Restart the Riot Client and the PC.
1. Launch the Task Manager and right-click on Riot Client.
2. Click on End Task and the Restart the PC.
Before you start with the process, visit the official website of Riot Games and check if there are any form of discrepancies caused in the Valorant server in your region. If there are no downtime issues, proceed with the methods.
Method 1: Restart Valorant
Temporary glitches could be a possible reason for the error. Quit the game, wait for some time, and run it as administrator to ensure it runs smoothly. Follow the steps mentioned below:
1. Right-click on Valorant and select Run as Administrator.
2. Sign in to your Riot account and click on Valorant to start the game.
Method 2: Relaunch Riot Client, and then, PC
As the error message suggests officially restarting the client, let’s do it to solve the error. Refer to our guide on How to Restart Valorant Riot Client in Windows 10.
If the error still persists, Restart the PC and then launch the client and the game.
Method 3: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity
For an online game that is dependent on servers, it is important to have strong and reliable internet connectivity. Valorant error code 59 can occur when the internet speed is not optimal enough to connect to the server. So, to resolve this issue, it is important to fix the internet connectivity and for that, you can refer to our guide on Slow Internet Connection? 10 Ways to Speed up your Internet!
Method 4: Change Vanguard Startup Type
Sometimes on shutting down the PC, it is possible that the Vanguard services might be crashing or get turned off. You can change the startup type of this program to fix the error. Follow the undermentioned steps:
1. Press the Windows key + R together to launch the Run dialog box.
2. Type services.msc and hit Enter key.
3. Locate vgc and double-click it to open its Properties window.
4. Change the Startup type to Automatic.
Note: If the service status is stopped, click the Start button under the Service status section to start running the vgc service.
5. Select Apply and click OK to save the changes.
Method 5: Exempt Valorant through Windows Firewall (If Applicable)
Windows Defender Firewall keeps a check on the network traffic on a PC to prevent any form of suspicious access. However, sometimes this also blocks online games, such as Valorant to connect to its server, thereby leading to Error Code 59. If you do not want to disable Firewall completely, you can whitelist Valorant on it. Follow our guide on Allow or block apps through the Windows Firewall to do so.
Method 6: Contact Riot Support Team
If the above-mentioned methods still haven’t got you rid of the error then, you can submit a request to the Riot Games support Team describing the issue so that they can help you resolve this.
Method 7: Reinstall Vanguard and Valorant
As a last resort, let’s try reinstalling both Valorant and Vanguard and see if that fixes the error.
1. Launch Settings on the PC and click on Apps.
2. In the Apps & features section, right-click on Riot Vanguard and select Uninstall.
3. Again, click Uninstall in the pop-up, followed by Yes in the UAC to confirm.
4. Similarly, navigate to Valorant and Uninstall it.
5. Now, in the Windows search bar, type %localappdata% and open the Local folder.
6. Right-click the Riot Games folder and select Delete.
7. Similarly, delete the VALORANT folder.
8. Again, type %appdata% in the Windows search bar and open it.
9. Delete the Riot Games and VALORANT folders.
10. Restart the PC.
That is it. Once the process is completed, you can again download Valorant on your PC. If you are worried about installing the game incorrectly again, read our guide on What are Valorant Laptop Requirements and follow the tips given to download the game on your system.
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