Valorant network problems have become a nuisance for many players. Valorant is an online multiplayer game that is played a lot throughout the globe. It is a first-person shooter game and follows the same concept as Counter Strike Global Offensive. This game is loved by many and played by many. Fair Gameplay is the thing that the developers of this game have paid a lot of attention to. They have been successful at providing a fair and just gameplay, but still there are some things that hinder this fairness. Frame drops, ping spikes, lag, stutter are the problems that are related to most multiplayer games and Valorant is affected by them as well.. These issues are mostly hardware related, but often there might be some issues that can be fixed by following the guide I have mentioned below.
Network related issues are the most common issues that are faced by many. These issues are mostly caused due to the game servers are heavily crowded. The first step to fix this issue is some basic troubleshooting such as rebooting the router, getting a wired connection, reducing the distance between the router and your PC. Some fixes are mentioned below-
- Sometimes the servers are too crowded at the time you are trying to play the game. It would be advisable to wait a few minutes and then retry to play the game. If there is network lag every time you play the game, then there may that the servers are always crowded at that point of time.
- Try restarting your PC. Rebooting your computer will prevent the system’s processors from becoming overloaded and provide them with some time to recharge. Rebooting helps in the smooth running of your computer and can be helpful in fixing your in game issues.
- You should always play Valorant at the lowest graphics possible, as it reduces latency. As the latency is reduced, the ping is reduced as well. It is not necessary to lower all the graphics, but try lowering those that do not have much of a visual effect on the game.
- Reboot your Wi-Fi router. Rebooting the router can fix many connectivity issues. Rebooting your router cleans out the device’s short-term memory (also called “cache”) to keep it running more smoothly.
Changing some pc settings
- Another thing you can do is to check your computer’s firewall settings. Sometimes the firewall settings prevent the game from connecting to the network. To fix this, you need to put Valorant the whitelist from the Firewall settings. To do so- Click on start, search for Windows firewall, locate allow a program, click on allow a program, select Valorant and the job is done.
- Try reinstalling the game. To do so, search ‘add or remove programs’ on the windows search bar. Locate Valorant and click on uninstall. Then reinstall the latest version of the game from the official riot’s website. This should fix the issue.
CREATING A VALORANT TICKET
If none of the above fixes work, then you need to file a complaint directly to the Valorant developers. You can do so easily by submitting a ticket at the Valorant’s official website. You will first need to log in to your RIOT game’s account, and then you will be able to raise a ticket. Steps to create a Valorant ticket are mentioned below-
- Visit the Valorant support page by clicking here.
- Click on Submit A Ticket.
- Choose your request type, (preferably technical issues)
- The website will ask you to sign up if you are not signed in. Sign up with your account.
- Fill in all the details and click on submit.
The developers will contact you on your provided mail address in some time and will lead you to fix your issues.
Hope this helps!