Valorant Error Code 56: How to Fix It
Every game contains bugs and errors within itself. Errors and bugs can appear especially on new releases, or after a recent update of a game. The player has to deal with any issue they may have and make use of a solution to fix it.
Riot Games’ Valorant game has a way of meeting its players with error codes for problems with the game client, the Vanguard, etc. One of these error codes is the Valorant Error Code 56, and if you have encountered this error code here you will learn why you are getting it and how to fix Error Code 56 Valorant.
The Reason behind Valorant Error Code 56
The Valorant Error Code 56 is a little bit tricky to understand, as Riot Games themselves on their official support site banner state that the Error Code 56 appears because of “LegalInfoInitFailure”. The average Valorant players might not understand what this even means, but essentially the game client cannot functionally perceive the “legal info” that the game requires to confirm, so the player can go ahead and start playing the game.
One of the reasons for this to happen is if a bad start of the Riot Client was performed. The Riot Client is essential when starting the Valorant game, because with the Riot Client everything else also starts up. If the Riot Client did not process the “legal info” properly, then the Valorant Error Code 56 appears.
Another reason for the Valorant Error Code 56 might be if the Riot Servers are down. If there are any server issues or server maintenance, then the communication between your game and the servers might be jammed up, so that “legal info” cannot be processed.
The last reason for the appearance of the Valorant Error Code 56 might be with your Riot Vanguard. The anti-cheat system of Valorant has been known to cause a lot of problems, and one of those is the Valorant Error Code 56.
With knowing why you are getting the Valorant Error Code 56, next up you will learn how you can fix it.
How to Fix Valorant Error Code 56
Restart the Riot Client
The first solution you can try out to fix the issue with your Valorant Error Code 56 is to restart the Riot Client. Even Riot Games recommends you try restarting the Riot Client to fix the issue.
To fully restart the Riot Client, you will firstly open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Next, you will select the Processes tab above and locate the Riot Client. Once you locate it, select the Riot Client and click on End task to close off the Riot Client process. You should also close off and restart Valorant related processes you might find here to increase the chances of fixing the Valorant Error Code 56.
After restarting the Riot Client, you should be able to start playing the Valorant game error-free.
Though if this solution did not fix your issue, then do not worry as the Valorant Error Code 56 may not even be your fault.
Check the Riot Servers
If the Riot Servers are experiencing issues, or if they are down, then that might be why you are getting the Valorant Error Code 56. In this situation, you should check the Riot Servers.
To check the Riot Servers, you will first have to go to the official Riot Games support site banner. Then select the Service Status tab above. This should lead you to a new page, where you will have to select the region under which your Riot ID is registered. If you notice a server issue here, then the only thing you can do is wait until the Riot Developers fix it.
Riot Games can also announce any server issues or server maintenance on the Valorant Twitter account, so you can also go check the Valorant Twitter.
But what if you do not notice any issues here, and the servers are running great? Then the last solution you can try out is to
Reinstall Riot Vanguard
The Riot Vanguard has been known to cause problems with the Windows Firewall, and be a part of a lot of error codes in Valorant. Its been known to cause problems with the Valorant Error Code 56 on some occasions, and some players have reported that reinstalling Vanguard has helped them fix their issue. If nothing above helped you fix the Error Code 56, here is how you can reinstall Vanguard fully:
- Open up Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and close off the Riot Client and any Valorant game processes. You should also check the System Tray which is the arrow pointing upwards on the Windows Taskbar below. If you notice the Riot Client or the Riot Vanguard here, right-click them and close them off
- Go to the Search Bar and search for Command Prompt. Right-click it and run it as an Administrator
- Type in the following commands one by one: “sc delete vgc”, press Enter, and “sc delete vgk”, press Enter.
- You have to restart your PC
- After you restart your PC, go to the Search Bar below, search for This PC, open it up and go to the Program Files folder. This folder should be located in your C partition (“C:\Program Files\”)
- Locate the Riot Vanguard folder, right-click it and delete it to uninstall Riot Vanguard
- Open your Riot Client, this should start reinstalling the Riot Vanguard automatically
- When the reinstallation finishes, restart your PC again and you should be free of the Valorant Error Code 56
Though if this did not fix your Valorant Error Code 56 either, then you should
Contact Riot Support
The Riot Support team is great, looking out to help everyone with any error codes they may have problems with. If your problems with the Valorant Error Code 56 still persist, you can submit a request to the support team here.
A connection error, a platform issue, a network issue, problems with the party system, or problems with the session service, error codes have their reasons to appear in the game. If you have encountered problems with the Valorant Error Code 57, you can check it out here. If you want to check out other Valorant Error Codes, you can pay a visit to the Valorant Error Code Hub.