Valorant Error Code 68: How to Fix It
Besides big games with their e-sports scene and sports news, each and every game comes with bugs and errors. Riot Games’ tactical shooter Valorant does not differ from this rule, showing its player base errors and bugs in error codes.
One of these error codes is Valorant Error Code 68. 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 68 Valorant.
The Reason behind Valorant Error Code 68
Valorant Error Code 68 represents a connection error in the game. For a connection issue to appear in the Valorant game, the problem can either be Riot Games’ fault or the player’s fault.
One reason for the Valorant Error Code 68 is if a bad start of the Valorant client was performed. If the game client does not properly put in the connection screws for the game, then the Valorant Error Code 68 may appear.
Another reason might be due to the Valorant servers. The servers may be enduring some kind of a connection issue or server maintenance, so you may be getting the Valorant Error Code 68 while the Riot Devs try to fix the issue.
Though you have to note a connection error can appear because of a bad Internet connection on your side. If you have noticed any lag or bad Internet connection as of lately, that may very well be why you are getting the Valorant Error Code 68.
Knowing why you are getting the Valorant Error Code 68 is key, as next up you will learn how you can fix Error Code 68 Valorant.
How to Fix Valorant Error Code 68
Restart Riot Client
The first solution that you can try out, that even Riot Games recommends you try first, is to restart the Riot Client. This game client is not perfect by any means, so Valorant Error Code 68 may be a product of a problem from the game client.
To restart the Valorant Client, you will first open up Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Then select the Processes tab above and locate the game client. Once you locate it, select it and click on End task. You can also close off other related processes to the Valorant game which increases the chances of fixing Valorant Error Code 68.
If this did not fix your Valorant Error Code 68, no worries as this issue may not even be your fault!
Check the Valorant Servers
If the Riot servers are experiencing some kind of issues, then that may be the reason for Valorant Error Code 68. In this situation, you can check the Valorant server status if the game servers are experiencing problems.
To do this, you will open up the official Riot Games support site banner for Valorant. Open up the Service Status above. This should lead you to a new window where you will have to select the region under which your Riot ID is registered. If you notice any issues here, all you can do is wait until the issues are resolved.
You can also check the official Valorant Twitter account, as they sometimes announce server downtime and server maintenance there.
But what if there are not any server issues happening at the moment? Then the reason for your Valorant Error Code 68 may very well be your fault with your Internet connection.
Restart PC and Router
If the solutions above did not help you resolve the problem with Valorant Error Code 68, then you may have bad Internet connection problems. If this may be the case, you can try restarting your Router and Windows PC. This can help because over time, temporary files and unneeded memory start to build up between your PC and Router, which can slow down your connection. You should also check with your Internet Service provider to see if there is a problem on the ones who are actually sending you the connection.
Though if this did not fix Valorant Error Code 68, you will have to take more drastic measures towards your Internet.
Flush DNS Cache
The DNS cache memory not only can it cause Valorant Error Code 68, but it can also spawn other error codes along with other connection problems. What you can do in this situation is to flush the DNS cache memory.
To do this, you will go to the Search bar below, do a search for Command Prompt, right-click it and run it as an Administrator. Then type in this command: “Ipconfig /flushdns”, and press Enter. This will flush out the DNS Resolver cache, and it is as simple as that.
If neither did this fix your Valorant Error Code 68, then the last solution you can try out is to
Make Exception for Valorant in Firewall
The Valorant game sometimes knows to misbehave when it does not have full control of your PC. I mean…look at the Riot Vanguard, it is directly connected to the kernel of your Operating System! In this situation, you should give Valorant access to the Windows Defender Firewall. Here is how you can do it step by step:
- On the Search bar below, search for Firewall and Network Protection, and open the app
- Select “Allow an app through firewall”
- Here, select “Change settings”, click on “Allow another app” and select “Browse”
- Locate Valorant, specifically the folder in which you installed the game. The most probable location is on the C partition(“C:\Riot Games\VALORANT\live”), select the VALORANT game, and click on Open
- On the Add an app window, select Add
- On the initial window we opened at the beginning where all apps through Windows Firewall were located, find “BootstrapPackagedGame”, and make sure the boxes for Private and Public are both ticked
- Next, you will add another Valorant app through Windows Firewall, and that is VALORANT-Win64-Shipping. Do all the steps from above, and once you have to search for the app, locate it in the folder you installed the Valorant game. Once you are in the folder, you can find it by following this folder path: VALORANT-live-ShooterGame-Binaries-Win64 (“C:\Riot Games\VALORANT\live\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64”)
- Once you add VALORANT-Win64-Shipping through Windows Firewall, make sure you have ticked both the Private and Public boxes on the initial window for allowed apps through Windows Firewall
- Restart your PC
If this did not fix the Valorant Error Code 68, then you should
Contact Riot Support
The Riot Support team is excellent at helping out each and every player with any Valorant error code. If your Valorant Error Code 68 still persists, you can submit a ticket to the support team here.
Be it problems with the Internet Protocol Version, a network issue, or game connection problems overall, Valorant error codes are inevitable. If you have encountered Valorant Error Code 69, you can check it out here. Though if you are interested in solutions for other Valorant error codes, you can pay a visit to the Valorant Error Code Hub.