Valorant Error Code 29 Quick and Easy Fix

The Valorant error code 29 usually appears when the game is being blocked by your Windows Firewall. It can also be caused by the antivirus program blocking the game. The best way to fix this is to make sure that the game is allowed through the firewall.

Riot Games just recently released a new PC game and it isn’t a MOBA. Valorant, a free to play team based tactical shooter, allows two teams of 5 members each to go up against each other. Each match consists of 25 rounds and the team that wins 13 rounds will win the match.

What to do when you get error code 29 when playing Valorant

One of the problems that you might encounter when playing this game is when it gets blocked by the firewall. You will know when this happens if you see the error code 29. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Allowing Valorant to pass through Windows Firewall

  1. Type Windows Firewall in the search bar.

    This is located on the lower left side of the screen after the Start button.Valorant Error Code 29

  2. Click on the Firewall & network protection app that appears

    This will open the Firewall app.What to do when you get error code 29 when playing Valorant

  3. Click on Allow an app through firewall.

    This can be found on the right pane.allow an app through firewall

  4. Click Change Settings.

    This button is located on the upper right side of the window.change settings

  5. Remove any Valorant and Riot client entries.

    This can be done by highlighting the app then clicking remove.remove valorant settings

  6. Click Allow another app button.

    This can be found on the lower left side of the window.allow another app

  7. Locate the Riot Client file then click Add.

    This will add it to the list of Firewall exceptions.add riot client

  8. Check all boxes for the Riot Client.

    This will allow it through the Firewall.check all boxes

  9. Locate the Riot Vanguard file (VGC.exe) then click add.

    This will add it to the list of Firewall exceptions.add riot vanguard

  10. Check all boxes for the Vanguard user-mode service file.

    This will allow it through the Firewall.riot vanguard

  11. Click the OK button.

    This will save the changes that you made.Fix Valorant Error Code 29

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix Valorant error code 29.

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