Fix: VALORANT (Error Code: 59) Connecting to the platform

Valorant Error Code 59 occurs for many reasons. We will begin by discussing one of the primary causes, which is the cessation of the VGC service. VGC is a Riot Vanguard service, an anti-cheat program of Valorant that must run properly for Valorant to be playable.

If the VGC service is not running in the background, Riot Vanguard will fail to initialize, resulting in an error message. Additionally, you may encounter this error message if Valorant is running silently in the background and not opening on the screen. These are some of the primary reasons that could lead users to encounter Valorant Error Code 59.

1. Make sure to check the server status

Before we move on to the solutions, it is recommended to check the server status because if the server is down or under maintenance, there will be no benefit from applying the following methods. Therefore, check the server status by navigating to the official VALORANT Twitter account or following the steps below.

  1. Go to and select VALORANT from the listed games.
  2. Here select the server and click Continue. If you see No recent issues or events to report, it means the server is up.
  3. If the server is up, restart your computer, which will reinitialize the Riot Vanguard if it is not running properly, causing this error message.

2. Close all instances of Valorant, Riot Client, and Vanguard

Sometimes, we click multiple times on a VALORANT icon, which opens multiple instances of VALORANT. Running multiple instances of any application causes issues because all the instances consume a significant amount of memory resources, along with throwing error messages. Therefore, make sure to close all the instances of VALORANT, Riot Client, and even a Vanguard notification from the system tray. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager to open it.
  2. Once the task manager is opened, right-click the VALORANT and select End Task.
  3. Once you closed all the VALORANT instances, right-click the Riot Client and select End Task.
  4. Once done, close the task manager.
  5. Click the System Tray icon, right-click the Riot Vanguard, and click Exit Vanguard.
  6. Click Yes if you see a popup asking Are you sure you want to continue?
  7. Once done, restart your computer to initialize the Riot Vanguard. Then, launch VALORANT to see if the Valorant error code 59 is fixed or not.

3. Set VGC to start Automatically

Vanguard Client (VGC) is a service that is responsible for running the Riot Vanguard properly. When this service gets stopped or disabled, Riot Vanguard won’t be initialized, which will result in VAL errors. Therefore try configuring the VGC to start automatically by following the steps:

  1. Open the Run Window by pressing the Win + R simultaneously.
  2. Enter services.msc and click OK.
  3. Here find the VGC service, right-click on it and select Properties.
  4. Change the Startup type to Automatic.
  5. Click Apply, then click Start if the service is stopped. You can also restart your computer.
  6. Once done, now try launching the VALORANT to see if the Valorant Error Code 59 is fixed or not.

4. Reinstall Riot Vanguard

If restarting the VGC service did not work for you, you can try reinstalling the Riot Vanguard. Corruption in the Riot Vanguard files can also lead to this error message. Reinstalling the Riot Vanguard will restore all the corrupted files, which can resolve this error message. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Press the Win + R keys.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl in the input box.
  3. Click OK to open the Programs and features.
  4. Double-click the Riot Vanguard application and wait for it to uninstall the application.
  5. Once done, launch VALORANT to install the Riot Vanguard.
  6. Then, restart your computer to initialize the Riot Vanguard.
  7. Once done, see whether the issue is fixed or not.

5. Run VALORANT as an administrator

Running VALORANT as an administrator will give access to all the DLL files and redistributables required to run VALORANT properly. Moroever, it also prevents interference from the Windows Firewall. Therefore, if you are not running VALORANT as an administrator, try it by following the steps:

  1. Right-click the VALORANT icon and go to Properties. In case you don’t use the VALORANT shortcut, press the Win key, type VALORANT, right-click on it, and select Open file location.
  2. Now right-click the VALORANT shortcut, and select Properties.
  3. Go to Compatibility and tick Run this program as an administrator.
  4. Once done, click Apply and click OK.
  5. Then, launch VALORANT to see if the error persists.

6. Delete temporary files

Every application creates temporary files that are saved in the temp folder on Windows. These temporary files are responsible for completing short-term tasks. When these files get corrupted, the application cannot use them. As a result, the application throws different error messages. Therefore, in this step, we will try deleting the temporary files. Follow the steps to delete the temporary files.

  1. Use the Win + R keys to open the Run Program.
  2. Now enter %temp% in the input box and click OK.
  3. Once you are in the temporary folder, press Ctrl + A to select all the files.
  4. Then, press the Delete key to remove the temporary files.
  5. If you see a popup, saying This action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program, click Skip or close the popup Window.
  6. Now open VALORANT to see if the error persists.

7. Submit a ticket

If you are still encountering the error message, you should try submitting a ticket. Since we have covered all the solutions, none of them worked. In this case, try contacting Riot Games support. One of their team members will contact you to get your issue resolved.

To submit a ticket, follow the steps:

  1. Go to, and sign in to your account.
  2. Select the Request type, which should be Technical Issues: Install, patch, lag, or crashes.
  3. Fill necessary details about the issue.
  4. Additionally, you can attach a screenshot of the error.
  5. Once done, click Submit. Now, just wait for the response from the support team.

8. Reinstall VALORANT

After submitting a ticket, you can try reinstalling the VALORANT. While waiting for the reply from the support, it is recommended to try reinstalling the VALORANT, which might work for you. Follow the steps to reinstall VALORANT.

  1. Right-click the Start Menu and select Settings to open it.
  2. Go to Apps from the left.
  3. Navigate to Installed Apps.
  4. Search VALORANT, and click the three dots.
  5. Click Uninstall twice to confirm.
  6. Once the VALORANT is uninstalled.
  7. Go to the link to download the VALORANT installer.
  8. Run the installer and follow the simple on-screen instructions to install VALORANT.
  9. Once done, restart your computer to initialize the VALORANT.
  10. Now, see if reinstalling VALORANT worked for you.

Valorant Error Code 59- FAQs

How do I fix error code 59 in Val?

To fix Val 59, try reinstalling the Riot Vanguard, which should fix this issue, as this error occurs when the Riot Vanguard fails to initialize.

What causes Val 59?

Val 59 error occurs when the Riot Vanguard fails to initialize at the startup. This can happen when the Riot Vanguard service is not running properly. To fix this issue, you can reinstall the Riot Vanguard.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.