Valorant error code 40 is one of the lesser occurring error codes and unlisted on the official website of Valorant. As there is not much information about the error, it can be frustrating when you encounter the error. The message that accompanies the error code states “There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client.” This is one of the most generic error messages besides “Vanguard Not Initialize” and “Valorant has encountered a connection error. Relaunch Client.” Needless to say, a restart of the game rarely fixes the issue.
However, before you attempt anything else you should restart the client. For users, restarting the client does fix the issue. So, pray you are among the lucky ones. Stick around to know more about the error and if you can do something about it.
Is There A Fix For Valorant Error Code 40
From what we gather given the occurrence of the error in tandem with maintenance and through user comments on forums, the Valorant error code 40 occurs when the server is down for maintenance. This is good news as there is no problem with the recent patch, your system, or the network hardware. It’s just that the Valorant servers are undergoing routine maintenance. Unusually, there will be some news about it on the Twitter handle of Valorant. So, that’s the first place you should look when you encounter the error code 40.
Additionally, you can also visit websites such as Downdetector and check if there is in fact a server problem in your region.
If the servers are undergoing maintenance, you cannot do much about it. There are routine processes that happen after a set duration, normally not lasting more than a few hours. So, be patient and restart the system and try to play. If the error code still pops, give it some time, maybe browse through some of our articles and retry.
Such errors are always a pain when you desperately want to get in the game and spend some leisure time shooting other contenders, but server maintenance helps avoid bigger and longer game outages that could otherwise make the game unplayable for days. Under most circumstance, the server may be down for a particular region, so may want to try a VPN if you have set up a second account from a different location. Currently, you cannot change the region in Valorant through the client. If you want to Change Your Region in Valorant, read the article.
In case there is no server maintenance and you are still seeing the error code 40, there are certain fixes you can try.
- First and foremost, restart the game and the system.
- Reset the network hardware. Turn of the router or modem, remove the power cords, let it rest for 30 seconds, press the power button for 10 seconds, reconnect the power cord, and start normally.
- Run the game with admin permission.
- Change the Domain Name Servers to Google DNS – Primary 126.96.36.199, secondary 188.8.131.52.
- Uninstall Vanguard and launch the game to download Vanguard again. Restart the system.
Hopefully, you know all there is to know about the Valorant error code 40. You normally don’t have to do anything other than wait for the developers to resolve the problem with the server and bring the game back online.