There are many types of connection errors in Valorant's beta release but some have easy fixes available to you. The first thing you should try is the simple game relaunch that Riot Games recommends for most issues. If this doesn't clear things up, check the server status as the game doesn't often tell you when they're down and just throws an error instead.
We'll take a look at some of the most common fixes that have seen success below, and we'd suggest trying them in order as each step takes longer than the last and you may not need to hit the self destruct button at all.
Valorant Has Encountered A Connection Error - Is There A Fix?
- Wait - Sometimes things resolve themselves, so take a step back, grab a snack, stretch your legs, and try again a few minutes later.
- Restart - You can quickly restart your PC and network router, this can help.
- Firewall - Both Valorant and Vanguard Anti-Cheat need to be whitelisted.
- Reinstall Vanguard - The quickest way of doing this is to go to Add or remove programs, locating the Vanguard program, and uninstalling it from there. When you next load into Valorant it will automatically install it again and this can fix connection issues if Vanguard was to blame. Recommended that you restart your computer after it installs too.
- Reinstall Valorant - The last step you should try is removing Valorant and it's associated files (including the Vanguard install) before reinstalling from a blank slate.
If you're not sure whether it's a server issue or something on your end, you can check ourarticle here.