Valorant Error Code 60: How to Fix It
Every game has its ups and downs. Sometimes a game can feel excellent to play, and other times gameplay can feel just borderline impossible if bugs and errors come into play. Riot Games’ Valorant game is not an exception from this rule, showing the player base bugs and errors in a form of error codes with an error message.
One of these error codes is the Valorant Error Code 60. If you have encountered this error code, do not worry as here you will learn why you are getting it and how to fix Error Code 60 Valorant.
The Reason behind Valorant Error Code 60
Depending on the context of the Valorant Error Code 60, the fixes can vary from easy to hard. On the official Riot Games support site banner for error codes, the reason for the Valorant Error Code 60 is “PatchInitFailure”. The average Valorant player will not understand what does this mean, but essentially Valorant depends its running on background processes on your PC, and one of these background processes, the startup process, has endured some kind of an issue.
The startup process can cause problems for various of reasons. One of these reasons is if a bad start of the Riot Client was performed. The Riot Client is notorious for the cause of a lot of error codes, including the Valorant Error Code 60. This happens if the Riot Client does not properly recognize and process the startup process.
Another reason for the Valorant Error Code 60 might lie with the Riot Vanguard and the VGC service that it runs. The Riot Vanguard anti-cheat system is connected to one of the deepest parts of your Operating System, meaning that if it does not properly function with the startup process, it can cause the Valorant Error Code 60 to appear.
Fully knowing why you are getting the Valorant Error Code 60, next up you will learn how you can fix it.
How to FIx Valorant Error Code 60
Restart the Riot Client
The first solution you can try out to fix the Valorant Error Code 60 in the game, that even Riot Games recommends you try out, is to restart the Riot Client. Restarting the Riot Client can be hit or miss in a lot of situations. But it is worth a try to do a full restart of the Riot Client.
The first step towards fixing the Valorant Error Code 60 is to open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Select the Processes tab above and locate the Riot Client. Once you locate it, select it and click on End task to close off the Riot Client process. While you are here, you can also try to end other related processes to the Valorant game, which can increase the chances of you fixing the Valorant Error Code 60.
If restarting the Riot Client did not help you out in fixing the Valorant Error Code 60, then the problem most probably lies within the VGC service of Riot Vanguard.
Change Startup Type of VGC Service
In some situations regarding error codes, we can see the VGC service playing a big role behind it. That can be the case with the Valorant Error Code 60, as the VGC service can mangle and cause problems during the startup process of the game.
In this situation, you should change the startup type of the VGC service. The first step towards changing the service start type is going to the Search Bar below and searching for Run. Select it and type in the following line: “services.msc”. This should open up a new window full of all kinds of services doing their job on your PC. You should search for the “vgc” service, and once you locate it you have to right-click it and select Properties. Here, you will select the option right next to Startup type and set it to Automatic. Click on Start, Apply and you should be good to go.
If you start your game through the Riot Client, and if the Valorant Error Code 60 still persists, then the last solution you can try out is to
Reinstall Riot Vanguard
Though a viable solution, players have reported that reinstalling the Riot Vanguard has helped them fix their Valorant Error Code 60 on rare occasions. This can be a rare instance due to the fact that the VGC service runs through the Riot Vanguard, so if the anti-cheat system causes problems with the VGC, it can lead to something wrong happening during the startup process.
Here is how you can reinstall the Riot Vanguard step-by-step:
- Make sure you have closed off the game client and the Riot Vanguard from Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc). Check the System Tray option too, and if you notice the Riot Vanguard or the game client, right-click them and close them off (System Tray is the arrow pointing upwards below on your Windows Taskbar)
- On the Search Bar below search for Command Prompt, right-click it and run it as an Administrator
- Type in the following commands one by one: “sc delete vgc”, hit Enter, and “sc delete vgk”, hit Enter
- This is an important step, you must restart your PC
- When your PC boots up again, go to the Search Bar and search for This PC. Select it and go to the Program Files folder which can be found on the C partition (“C:\Program Files”)
- Locate the Riot Vanguard folder, right-click it and click on Delete
- Open the Riot Client and try to start the game again. This should automatically make Vanguard reinstall itself
- When the reinstallation finishes, restart your PC again
Though if none of the solutions above helped you fix Valorant Error Code 60, then you have to
Contact Riot Support
The Riot Support team is great, with excellent professionals who lookout to help the player base with any problems, ranging from a network issue and Internet connection problems to problems with the Riot ID and mouse sensitivity. So if your Valorant Error Code 60 still persists, you can submit a ticket about it here.
A platform issue, issues with the party system, issues with the Riot Client, Valorant Error Codes in the game can sometimes be a lot more weird and complicated than they may seem. If you have encountered the Valorant Error Code 61, you can check it out here. Though if you want to see the latest news and tricks on resolving other error codes in Valorant, you can visit the Valorant Error Code Hub.