How to Fix Valorant Packet Loss on Windows 10/11? Try These Fixes

# 1. Check the Server Status

If the game servers are experiencing outages, then Valorant packet loss issue can occur. In this case, all thing you need to do is wait for the server functions normally. Here you can check the server’s status through Riot’s official website. If it shows “no recent issues or events to report”, you may try other solutions.

# 2. Check Your Internet Connection

A poor internet connection is one of the main reasons for the Valorant packet loss spikes. So, we highly recommend you check if there is something wrong with your network. If you don’t know how to do that, you can refer to the following several tips.

  • Use an Ethernet cable. A wired connection provides you with a more faster and reliable internet connection than a wireless connection.
  • Limit the number of active connections on your network. If your internet is shared among multiple users, then you may not get enough bandwidth to run Valorant.
  • Call your ISP. You can explain the Valorant packet loss spikes issue for your ISP and pass the server information to them.

# 3. Use IPv4

Some users reported that they managed to fix packet loss in Valorant using IPv4. It is known that IPv4 can provide more reliable TCP and ACK responses that IPv6, which can reduce the fragmented MTU and help fix the lag spikes. For that:

# 4. Change the DNS Server

Some other people reported that the Valorant packet loss issue disappears after changing the DNS server to Google or Cloudflare. It’s worth having a try.

# 5. Close All Web Browsers and Applications

Sometimes the packet loss in Valorant occurs if there are too many bandwidth-hogging apps or browsers running in the background. In this case, you can try close all of them in Task Manager.

# 6. Adjust the In-game Options

In addition to all the above methods, you can try changing the in-game settings to fix the Valorant packet loss spikes. Here’s how to do that:

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