How to fix VAN 0 Error Code in Valorant?

Issue: Hello. I have been trying to launch Valorant but every time I try to I receive the VAN 0 Error Code. What should I do?

Solved Answer

Valorant is a free-to-play first-person tactical hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games, for Microsoft Windows. Valorant takes inspiration from the Counter-Strike series of tactical shooters, borrowing several mechanics such as the buy menu, spray patterns, and inaccuracy while moving.

The game is set in the near future. Players play as one of a set of Agents, characters based on several countries and cultures around the world. In the main game mode, players are assigned to either the attacking or defending team with each team having five players on it.

However, while playing this popular game, people can encounter certain issues. We previously wrote about TPM event id 14, error code 38, and error VAN9001. Now, users are reporting that VAN 0 Error Code is preventing them from launching Valorant. It is unknown what exactly could cause this problem.

The error could be caused by third-party antivirus, which is mistakenly blocking the game, or even Windows Firewall. It is also possible that your game files are corrupted. In this guide, you will find 5 steps that should help you fix VAN 0 Error Code in Valorant.

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How to fix VAN 0 Error Code in Valorant

Method 1. Disable Third-Party Security Software

Sometimes antivirus software can block legitimate processes mistakenly. You should try disabling your antivirus and trying to launch Valorant again.

Disable Third-Party Security Software

Method 2. Restart the Riot Client

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  • Press the Windows key, search for Task Manager and click to open it
  • Search for the Riot Client in the list
  • Right-click on the Riot Client and select End Task

Restart the Riot Client

  • Now launch the Riot Client and check if the issue gets fixed

Method 3. Repair Valorant

  • Open the Riot client, click on the profile icon, and select Settings
  • Navigate to Valorant and click on Repair

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Method 4. Change Windows Firewall Settings

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  • Press the Windows key + I to open Settings
  • Navigate to Privacy & Security
  • Open the Windows Security tab and click on Firewall & network protection
  • Click on Allow an app through firewall

Change Windows Firewall Settings

  • Press on Change settings and select Allow another app
  • Find the Riot Vanguard folder; it’s most probably located in Program Files on the C partition (C:\Program Files\Riot Vanguard), then select the vgc application, select Open and click on Add
  • On the Allowed apps window, locate the Vanguard user-mode service and check both the Private and Public boxes

Method 5. Reinstall the Game

  • Close Valorant
  • Now, type uninstall in the Windows Search Menu and select Add or remove programs
  • First, remove Riot Vanguard then Valorant
  • Restart your computer
  • Now go to the official Valorant website

Reinstall the Game

  • Sign in to your Riot Account
  • Hit the Download button on the next screen
  • Run the installer, ensuring you set the install path to whatever drive and file you want
  • Sign in to the fully installed program with your Riot ID from your Riot Account
  • Check if the issue is fixed

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