How to fix Valorant Error 29 Network Error on PC

Valorant Error 29
Valorant Error 29

Valorant is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Riot Games. The title is finally available for everyone, and you can download it now. The game is a mix between CS: GO and Overwatch, and so far, the reception has been very positive. However, there are a few issues people have been running into on PC. If you want to fix the Valorant Error 29, here’s what you have to do.

This error is caused by an interference with the Windows Firewall and can be fixed quite easily. For the most part, Valorant runs quite well, and you don’t need a very powerful PC to enjoy the title.

Fix Valorant Error 29

As previously mentioned, this error is caused by the interference of the Windows Firewall. You can fix this, by following the steps below.

  • In the Windows Search bar, type in Windows Defender Firewall and click on the result
Valorant Error 29
Windows Search
  • Now, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall
Valorant Error 29
Allow Program
  • Now, click on Change Settings
Change Settings
  • Now, remove any VALORANT and Riot Client entries under Allowed Apps and Features, then add a new one with the Allow another app button
  • Head over to the following location for the VALORANT.exe
C:\Riot Games\VALORANT\live\VALORANT.exe
  • Select VALORANT.exe, and click Ok
  • On the firewall exceptions, check all boxes for VALORANT and click OK at the bottom.

Repeat these steps for Anticheat

Repeat the same steps for the vgc.exe, which you can find at the following location

C:\Program Files\Riot Vanguard\vgc.exe
  • Select vgc.exe, and click Ok

Repeat these steps for Launcher

Repeat the same steps for the RiotClientServices.exe, which you can find at the following location

C:\Riot Games\Riot Client\RiotClientServices.exe
  • Select RiotClientServices.exe, and click Ok

Run Valorant as Admin

Another thing you can try is running the game as Admin. This can be done by right-clicking on it, and click on “Run as Administrator“. You can also right-click on the game, click on Properties, and in the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator.

Valorant Error 29
Run as Admin in Properties

If none of these steps work, you can try reinstalling the game as a last resort.

After following these steps, you should be able to play Valorant without running into that error.

To start playing, head over to the following link.

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