Valorant Error Code 62: How to Fix It
Every game tends to contain bugs and errors. Even popular releases cannot run away from this, such as Genshin Impact. The Riot game Valorant does not differ from this rule, showing its players the bugs and errors in error codes with an error message for various reasons, such as problems with the Riot Vanguard, the Riot Client etc.
One of these error codes is the Valorant Error Code 62. 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 62 Valorant.
The Reason behind Valorant Error Code 62
In normal situations, this error code should not be at the gamer’s fault. On the official Riot Games support site banner for error codes it is stated that the reason for Valorant Error Code 62 is “NoGamepodsToPingFailure”. This may not sound understandable at first glance for the average Valorant player, but it is not something really serious you should be worried about.
This essentially means that your network cannot send information back to the Valorant servers, thus resulting in the Valorant Error Code 62. One reason for this is if a bad start of the Riot Client was performed. The moment you start your Riot Client, your game starts communicating with the servers. So if this communication is jammed up, it will result in the Valorant Error Code 62.
Another reason for this error code is if the Valorant servers are actually experiencing issues, so they cannot properly send the needed information to your game. This can usually happen after a release of a new update in its early stages or if there is server maintenance.
The Valorant Error Code 62 is not a complicated error code to deal with. So knowing why you might be getting it is excellent, as next up you will learn how you can fix it.
How to Fix Valorant Error Code 62
Restart Riot Client
The first solution you can try out to fix the Valorant Error Code 62, that even Riot Games recommends you try out first, is to restart the Riot Client. In lots of times and situations, the Riot Client has been known to cause much problems with error codes, and the Valorant Error Code 62 is no exception.
The first step towards restarting the Riot Client is opening up the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Select the Processes tab above and locate the Riot Client. Once you locate the Riot Client, select it and click on End task to close off the Riot Client process. You could also close off other related processes to Valorant, which can increase the chances of fixing the Valorant Error Code 62.
If restarting the game client did not fix your Error Code Val 62, then do not worry, as the problem with it most probably is not even your fault.
Check the Riot Servers
A lot of error codes know how to ask for comprehensive fixes, most notably error codes connected with the Riot Vanguard and the Riot Client. Not the Valorant Error Code 62 though. Across all global versions of the game, the Valorant Error Code 62 most probably appears on Riot Games’ side due to issues with the game servers.
In this situation, you can check the game servers. To do this, you will go on the official Riot Games support site banner and select the Service Status tab above. This will lead you to a new page, where you will have to select the region upon which your Riot ID is registered. If you notice server maintenance or server issues, the best thing you can do is wait it out until the Riot Devs do a testing of the servers and fix the issue.
You can also check the official Valorant Twitter account, as they can announce server maintenance and server errors there.
Though what if there are not any problems with the servers? No worries, there is still one last solution that you can try out.
Flush DNS and Restart Router
Because this error code is more oriented towards network connectivity issues, it does not mean the issues will always lie on the Riot server’s side. What you can do in this situation is to flush your DNS and restart your router.
To flush your DNS, you will go to the Search Bar below, search for Command Prompt, right-click it and run it as an Administrator. Then type in these following commands:
- "ipconfig /flushdns", hit Enter
- "ipconfig /registerdns", hit Enter
- "ipconfig /release", hit Enter
- "ipconfig /renew", hit Enter
- "netsh winsock reset", press Enter
After the last step, restart your PC and go to restart your router too. Restarting the router is as simple as pulling the power cord out for a minute, so you should be fine with it.
Though if even this solution did not fix your Valorant Error Code 62, then you should
Contact Riot Support
The Riot Support team is excellent looking out to help every player with any issue, ranging from problems with the servers, to problems with the Riot Vanguard. If your Valorant Error Code 62 still persists, you can submit a ticket to the support team here.
Depending on the severity of the situation, error codes in Valorant can be sometimes painful for the gaming community to deal with. If you have encountered the Valorant Error Code 63, you can check it out here. Although if you want to see other related posts to Valorant error codes, you can visit the Valorant Error Code Hub.