The new Valorant 3.09 patch was released a few weeks ago and comes with a number of old and new bugs, including the error code VALORANT Vanguard 128. Players often encounter this error when trying to start Valorant. The player receives a message that says, “Vanguard not launched. Vanguard Anti-Cheat has not been launched. If this is your first time playing, you will need to restart your computer to continue. If you see this message often, you may need to update your driver. ” We look at several possible causes as well as solutions for the Valorant 128 error code.
How to fix error code Valorant 128
You can start by doing what is suggested in the error message, which is to reboot the system and update your drivers. You can update your drivers manually via Device Manager is located in the Control Panel. You may need to download the latest driver version from the graphics card manufacturer’s website.
If this doesn’t work, you can try downloading and installing driver updates from ‘Optional Updates section in your Windows Update tab.
Make sure the Valorant Vanguard service is running
Open a command prompt in administrative mode by running through Windows + R and typing cmd. In the CMD prompt window, run the commands below:
query sc vgc
query sc vgk
If it says service unavailable, you need to uninstall VALORANT and Riot Vanguard. Then, fresh download and reinstall the latest version of both the game and the Riot Vanguard program. However, if you see the vgc service available, start Vanguard manually by running the following command:
net start vgc
After doing this, check if Valorant Vanguard error 128 is resolved. If the error still does not resolve, repair VALORANT through the Riot Client.
Open the Riot app and click silhouette icon in the top right corner of the screen. Navigate to ‘Settings’ in the drop-down menu and go to the Effective Substances tab on the left.
Here, click the ‘Repair’ button to start fixing the game.
Unfortunately, if none of the above methods worked for you, you will have to submit your ticket by contacting Valorant support via .
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