This Valorant error will tell you that the game cannot connect to the internet, and it will stop you from doing something in the game or logging in.
The full error message is this one:
"We weren't able to connect to the internet to get an update that is required to play games. Please check your internet settings and try again."
Assuming that you have an internet connection, the error has no reason to appear, so something may be blocking Valorant from getting a connection.
Check proxy settings to remove the no internet found an error
Making sure you are using the correct proxy settings may fix the error.
- Click on the Windows logo on the bottom left
- Search for Internet Options and click on on it
- Click on the Connections tab
- Press the LAN Settings button
- Make sure your proxy settings are configured correctly, if you don't use a proxy, make sure the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" checkbox is unchecked
After saving restart your computer, or disable and enable your network adapter again and try opening Valorant
Use a custom public DNS to fix the error
Sometimes the DNS given by your internet service provider has issues that cause a problem with games, specially Valorant. You can use a public available DNS to fix this.
- Click on the Windows logo on the bottom left
- Search for Show network connections and open it
- Right-click your network adapter and select Properties
- Double click "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)"
- On the window that will open, click on the radio button that says "Use the following DNS server address"
- Now you can type the new DNS servers
If you want to use the Google DNS servers, then type 184.108.40.206 on the first text field and 220.127.116.11 on the second one.
If you want to use Cloudflare DNS servers, then type 18.104.22.168 on the first text field and 22.214.171.124 on the second one
There are other public DNS resolvers that you can use, but any should be able to fix the problem.
If you have problems in changing your DNS, check the following link: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using
It's a Google guide on how to change your DNS, it also has the ipv6 DNS servers if you want to change these too.
Fix the no internet found an error with commands
Some commands can clear your DNS cache and do other network-related tasks on your computer.
- Type the Windows key on your computer and the R key at the same type
- The "Run" window will open, type CMD, and press enter
- The command window will open
- Type "ipconfig /release" and enter, be warned that this command will shut down your network connection
- Type "ipconfig /renew" and enter, this command will bring your connection back
- Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and enter
After issuing these commands, try to run Valorant again.
Still cannot connect to the game
If you still cannot connect to the game, contact Riot Games support or your ISP, you can also try to open ports like on the following video:
The video above is for League of Legends, you would want to focus on Valorant instead, users have gathered information of the following ports being used for Valorant:
- TCP: 2099, 5222-5223, 8393-8400
- UDP: 5000-5500, 7000-7500
- TCP and UDP: 8088
Be aware of the security risks of opening ports on your router.
Open ports in your firewall to fix Valorant connection errors
If you open the above ports on your router, you probably will want to open them in the Windows firewall as well.
- Click on Windows logo and search for Firewall, click on Windows Defender with advanced security
- Click on Inbound Rules on the left side and wait for the rules to load
- On the right, click on New Rule, the rule creation assistant will open
- Choose "port" and click next
- Now select TCP or UDP, depending on the port you are opening, when there is a port that needs both, do this process twice
- In this example we are creating a rule for Valorant TCP ports, so select TCP(it's selected by default), and type "2099, 5222-5223, 8393-8400, 8088" without quotation marks on the "Specified local ports" text field
- Click on Next, the next step will be fine by default, so just click on Next again
- The next step will ask about domains, just leave all checked as it is by default and click Next
- Now it's time to name the rule so you can remove it at some point if needed, in name type "Valorant TCP ports" or anything you want, description is optional, click on Finish to complete the Inbound Rule creation
The above process will create an Inbound Rule for all TCP ports used by Valorant, you may want to do the same process again, but choosing UDP instead of TCP, with the following ports: "5000-5500, 7000-7500, 8088".
The steps above should be able to fix the Valorant no internet found error, if you still have problems, contact the Valorant support or your ISP as stated above, it is likely to not be something on your end.