Have you been stuck with the Valorant error code 29, don’t fret! You are not alone in this. Besides raising a ticket with Riot, we have a bunch of fixes you can try to resolve the error. From what we know, the error is associated with your location. Nevertheless, it can arise due to other issues as well. Here are some fixes that have resolved the error for most users. Read – Valorant error code 51.
Fix 1: Restart the System
For most users the Valorant error code 29 can be fixed by a simple restart of the system. If it does not work in the first try, go ahead and do it a few more times. But, if you have come to my post, chances are you have already tried this fix and was no respite. Quite a number of users were able to fix the error with our other solutions, so try them.
Fix 2: Update Windows
If you are using an older version of Windows and there is an update pending, you should install the latest update. It’s always advised that you keep the system up-to-date, but in this particular instance, it can also fix the Valorant error code 29.
Fix 3: Ensure Time & Location are Set Correctly
Users who are on a new system, the problem could arise when you have not set the correct time zone on your system. You can set the time zone by:
- Pressing Windows + I and select Time & Language
- Toggle-on Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically or manually set the time zone.
Try playing and if that does not do the trick, try the next solution.
Fix 4: Use a VPN or Change the IPv4
One of the reasons for the occurrence of this error is a large number of users from the same location due to which servers get overloaded and the game starts showing this error. So, one of the ways users were able to overcome this is by changing their server location with the help of a VPN. If the Valorant error code 29 is due to your server location, the VPN will help you. You can get any free VPN for the job because once you log into the game you’d not require the VPN connection anymore. We recommend you check out this list of free VPNs and select the one you like most. Before you consider a VPN, keep these caveats of VPNs in mind.
- Depending on the VPN the bandwidth speed may be considerably diminished, which can be the cause of a whole new problem. Regardless, there are reputed VPN companies who claim no-lag time, so choose wisely.
- Of course, VPNs are banned in certain countries, so remember not to come up on the radar of law enforcement. From users in most cases it’s not a problem, but consider the risk before you use a VPN.
As mentioned earlier, you need the VPN only for a slight bit, during login, after you can uninstall the VPN or simply turn it off. We suggest you go with ExpressVPN or the one you have currently installed.
Now, changing the IPv4 or DNS server address. Here are the steps you can follow to accomplish this. I personally prefer the Google DNS, which is free and works great. The DNS are Primary 8888 and secondary 8844.
Don’t worry, changing the DNS to Google will not hinder Valorant or any other online games you may be playing. Here are the steps you can follow to change the DNS.
- Press Windows + I and select Network & Internet
- Click on Change adapter options
- Select the network you are using, right-click and select Properties
- Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties
- Toggle Use the following DNS server addresses and enter the preferred DNS server as 8888 and Alternative DNS server as 8844.
- Save the changes and try playing Valorant.
Fix 5: Clean Install the Game and Vanguard
- As a first step in the process, we need to stop Valorant and disable all functioning tasks from the Task Manager. Follow the above steps to go to the Task Manager and disable all Tasks related to the game.
- Now, uninstall the game and Vanguard. To uninstall, follow the same process discussed in the above fix.
- After you have uninstalled Valorant and Vanguard, press Windows + R to open the Run dialogue box.
- Type “cmd” and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Press Yes when prompted.
- Type ‘sc delete vgc’, and hit Enter.
- Type ‘sc delete vgk‘ and hit Enter. Close the Command Prompt. These commands will remove the services of the game.
- Now, Restart the PC and install the game once again.
I hope the above fixes have resolved the Valorant error code 29. If you have a solution, we welcome you to share it with our readers.