How to Fix Valorant error code VAN 68

Error code VAN 68 is a very common recurring issue in Valorant. Several factors can lead to this issue, it can either be from your side or your Internet Service Provider’s side. It usually occurs when your Valorant client is having trouble connecting to the official Valorant servers or when your Vanguard is not working as it should be working. In this article, we will try our best to make sure your issue is resolved however all of these workarounds will only work if something is wrong from the client-side.

Error code VAN 68
  • Incorrect Network Configuration — In some cases, Valorant will give you this error code when your Network settings aren’t configured according to Valorant, It can be incorrect DNS Server, Network Profile, Windows Firewall Settings or it can be your router’s issue. Therefore, to fix this, you will have to follow the methods below to find the root cause of this issue.
  • Vanguard Not working — The problem can also be triggered if your Vanguard is not working as it should. To fix it you will have to diagnose the problem first and then take appropriate steps to fix this issue. Keep in mind that you might have to reinstall the whole game if Vanguard isn’t working correctly.
  • IPv6 Conflict — According to various user reports, this issue can be triggered when your IPv6 conflicts with your game as well, Because Valorant doesn’t fully support IPv6 yet. To fix this issue, you will have to disable IPv6 and try playing the game again.
  • Firewall Issue — Windows Firewall or any 3rd party firewall you have installed on your computer can also be the culprit, To diagnose and fix this issue will you have to temporarily disable your Firewall and check if the game works. If the game works you will have to allow the Valorant and Riot Games service through Firewall.

These are the potential causes of error code VAN 68, We have plenty of solutions for you that you can implement to get your problem resolved. Follow the methods below.

Method 1: Resetting your Network Configuration

First of all, we will have to reset all of our Network Settings to resolve any conflicts from your network, and to clear any corrupted DNS data or cache, you will have to reset your network settings and get a new IP address assigned from your router. To reset your Network Settings properly, Follow these steps below:

    1. Hold the Windows Key and Press X. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
    2. Type the following commands one-by-one to reset your Network Settings.
      netsh winsock reset
      netsh int ip reset
      ipconfig /release
      ipconfig /renew
      ipconfig /flushdns
      
    3. Restart your computer.

Check to see if the issue persists.

Method 2: Changing your DNS Server

Switching to a public DNS (Like Google DNS or Cloudflare DNS etc) may resolve the issue you are experiencing, Here is a quick tutorial on how you can change the DNS of your Windows Network. Follow these steps:

    1. Press and hold the Windows Key and Press I. This shortcut should open Windows Settings app.
    2. Once Windows Settings are opened Navigate to “Network & Internet”
    3. Press the option named “Change Adaptor Settings”
      Changing DNS
    4. Now right-click on your Network Adaptor and press go to “Properties”
    5. Double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
      IPv4
    6. Select option “Use the following DNS server addresses”
    7. Now Simply put “8.8.8.8” in the preferred DNS server and “8.8.4.4” in the alternate DNS server.
      Changing the DNS Server
    8. Hold the Windows Key and Press X. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin)
    9. Type the following command to refresh DNS Servers:-
      ipconfig /flushdns
      
    10. Check if the issue persists.

Method 3: Disabling IPv6 Protocol

If the methods above didn’t work out for you, you can try disabling IPv6 as it can be the culprit as well because Valorant doesn’t fully support IPv6 yet. Disabling IPv6 Protocol can potentially fix the error code VAN 68 for you. However, if it doesn’t work for you I suggest you turn it back on as it can cause several issues to other programs that use IPv6 protocol. Follow these steps, to disable IPv6:-

    1. Press and hold the Windows Key and Press I. This shortcut should open Windows Settings app.
    2. Once Windows Settings are opened Navigate to “Network & Internet”
    3. Press the option named “Change adaptor options”
      Disabling IPv6
    4. Now right-click on your Network Adaptor and press go to “Properties”
    5. Untick the checkbox in front of “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)”
      Disabling IPv6
    6. Restart your computer and check to see if the issue persists.

Method 4: Try using Mobile Data (If applicable)

Sometimes it can be an issue with your Wi-Fi itself or your ISP might have blocked the ports that Valorant Contacts through, so you will have to confirm if there is an issue with your Wi-Fi. In that case, you will have to use your Mobile’s data as a Hotspot. Follow these steps:

    1. Turn on your Mobile Phone and connect to mobile data.
    2. Now turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot on your Phone.
      Enabling Hotspot
    3. Connect your Computer to the Wi-Fi hotspot of your mobile.
    4. Now check if the issue persists.

If the issue persists you can keep following the other methods mentioned below. However, if the issue is resolved while connected to Mobile data. It’s the issue from your Internet Service Provider’s side. You can contact your Internet Service Provider and explain everything to get this issue resolved.

Method 5: Allowing Valorant through your Firewall

Valorant needs to be allowed through the Windows Firewall so it can contact the game servers without any network connectivity issues. Your Windows Firewall can block the ports that Valorant contacts through. Windows Firewall is automatically configured when you Install Valorant for the first time however sometimes you will have to do it manually. Follow these steps:

    1. Press and hold the Windows key and press the R key. This should open the Run program.
    2. Type “control” and press enter to open the Control Panel.
      Opening Control Panel
    3. Head over category named “System & Security”
    4. Now under the “Windows Defender Firewall” press option named “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”
      Configuring Windows Firewall
    5. Press the option named “Allow another app” if that option is blacked out for you press the “Change settings” option above.
      Allowing VALORANT
    6. Browse to the location where your Valorant’s executable is located or simply select the shortcut of the game file then press “Add”.
    7. Find the Valorant in the list and make sure the “Private” and “Public” options both are checked.
    8. Restart your computer and check if the game is running fine now.

Keep in mind that you will have to disable any 3rd party firewall you have or you have to allow Valorant through it as well.

Method 6: Checking if Vanguard is working fine

This issue is not only limited to Network Settings, it can be an issue with your Vanguard not working correctly as well. However, you will have to diagnose if it’s working fine or not. Here is how you can do that:

    1. Press and hold the Windows key and press the R key. This should open the Run program.
    2. Type “services.msc” and press enter.
      Opening Services.msc
    3. Once Services.msc is opened find a service named “VGC”.
    4. Right-click on that service and go to properties.
    5. Now make sure the Startup Type is selected as “Automatic” and the service is started.
      VGC Properties
    6. Restart your computer.

Now we will have to check if the service is running fine or not, Follow these steps:

    1. Hold the Windows Key and Press X. Choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
    2. Type the following command:
      sc query vgc

If the result is an error that says the service is not available, you will need to uninstall Valorant and Vanguard and reinstall everything again. However, if it returns service with the name vgc, you need to start Vanguard manually. Enter the following command:

net start vgc

Check to see if the issue persists.

Method 7: Setting Proxy Settings to Automatic

Your Windows LAN Proxy settings can also be the culprit here so here is how you can set it to detect everything automatically and use the settings provided by your router. Follow these steps:

    1. Press and hold the Windows key and press the R key. This should open the Run program.
    2. Type “control” and press enter to open the Control Panel.
      Changing Proxy Settings
    3. Head over to the “Network and Internet” category. Now press “Internet Options”.
      Internet Options
    4. Once the Internet Options window pops up head over to the “Connections” tab and press “LAN Settings”.
    5. Now make sure to select “Automatically detect proxy settings” and press ok.
      Automatic Proxy settings
    6. Restart your computer and check if the game works.

Method 8: Repairing VALORANT

Most users might not know how to repair Valorant. You can easily repair Valorant files by following the steps below. It will verify and repair all the files automatically along with Vanguard if any problems are going on with it. Follow these steps below:

    1. First of all head over to the Download page of Valorant and download the Installer.
    2. Once the Install is download simply open it.
    3. Press “Advanced options” and select the location where your Valorant is installed. Select the folder named “Riot Games” otherwise installer won’t repair the game.
      Repairing Valorant
    4. Let the whole process finish, It might take a while.
    5. Restart your computer and check if the game works.

Unfortunately, If none of the above methods helped you at all you will have to use the VPN to run the game as it will bypass all the issues you might have with your network. If you don’t want to run the game through a VPN, you will have to contact your Internet Service Provider to get this issue resolved. However, if your Internet Service Provider says that everything is fine from his side then you will have to submit a ticket by contacting Valorant support through this link. They will guide you through some extra steps by checking your logs and hopefully your issue will be resolved.

Zubyan Gul
Zubyan is a Professional PC Gamer and a Systems Analyst. He has written numerous batch scripts for task automation to make his and others life easier.

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