If you can't connect to the Valorant servers, chances are something is going on; here's how to check Valorant server status.
How to check if the Valorant servers are down
To check the Valorant server status, all you need to do is visit the game's official website; at the site, there is an entire page dedicated to displaying the current status of the Valorant servers. The site will also tell you if there any problems causing the servers to be down.
As a side note, you can always check third-party websites along with the official site; sites like Downdetector for the Valorant servers' current status; Downdetector will also display reports from players, and outage maps, thus making it a useful tool. Along with this, you can then always check the official Twitter and website news page for updates regarding server downtime issues.
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However, if these sites are not showing any indication of server issues, there are a few things you can try to fix any connection issues you are having. That said, the following below are some helpful troubleshooting steps to help resolve connection issues in Valorant.
- Wait it out: The first thing you should always try is waiting a few minutes; this is because the servers could be at peak hours at the time you are playing, so if you wait, you may able to load in.
- Restart Game: If waiting didn't help, try restarting the game, it might work and might not.
- Restart System: Sometimes, restarting your system is an easy fix, but it doesn't always work; it still never hurts to try.
- Restart Router: Restarting the old router is another fix that can potentially banish the connection problems plaguing Valorant. Unplug the router for about 12 seconds, and then plug it back in and see what happens.
- Check Firewall: Lastly, check and see if the game is currently blocked under your firewall; if it is, undo it and add both Valorant and vanguard anti-cheat to exceptions.
If none of these fixes solved your connection issues, chances are something wacky is going on with the Valorant servers, so be sure to check those sites we listed before doing these troubleshooting steps.