You can come across errors in Valorant that can prevent you from playing the game which can be quite frustrating. One of these is the "Error Code VAL 43," which says, "There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client." If you are facing this issue as well, you can try the official fix provided by Riot Games.
How to Fix Valorant Error Code VAL 43
The solution to Valorant Error Code VAL 43 is pretty simple, and all you have to do is quit the client and restart it. If the issue still doesn't get fixed, you are probably trying to multitask while the game is starting. So, let Valorant get launched properly before opening any other window on your PC.
This should solve the VAL 43 error, and just in case it doesn't, try restarting your PC and checking if your drivers are up to date. If you get the error message, "A system has timed out," you can try the same fixes mentioned above. If the problem still persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard, then restart Valorant, and it will reinstall Vanguard from scratch, which will solve the issue.