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The Most Common Valorant Error Codes and How To Fix Them

The most common Valorant error codes and how to fix them
You've probably seen this one! (Credit: Riot Games)

It's almost a year since people were able to first lay their hands on Riot's tactical shooter Valorant. But guess what? It still has plenty of bugs and errors go rampant after every big patch. Here's how to fix the most error codes!

Valorant had a big patch last week and some players are already struggling to get back into the game. Is the fault on the user end or Riot's? Who knows? Anyway, we've got you covered with some of the errors that light up like a Christmas tree after every patch.

Valorant Error Codes and How to Fix Them

Note that this won't be a complete list and sometimes the solution might not work. In the latter, make sure you raise a ticket with the Valorant support. Without further ado, let's get into it.

July 1 Update - Error Code VAN 135

Most recently, players are experiencing the Van 135 error code. If you try looking for it on the official Valorant website, you won't find it. So what exactly does this error indicate? We're not really sure, but you can try the usual steps to fix it:

  • Restart your PC
  • If that doesn't solve it, reinstall Valorant and Vanguard
  • If you're still having issues, contact Riot Support

Alternatively, you can try this tutorial, which seems to work for many of the players (it's still about reinstalling). For all we know the VAN 135 error code emerged because of an update to the game's anti-cheat. That's just speculation though. Riot still hasn't made any statements regarding VAN 135.

June 30 Update - Error Code 40

One of the most common errors you can experience in Valorant is "error code 40". You'll usually get this error when the Valorant servers are experiencing some sort of issue. Just like now.

You can follow a couple of steps but the problem is most likely on Riot's end.

  • Check the Valorant server status for your region on the official website
  • Check your internet connection
  • Restart your Valorant client
  • Restart your PC

If nothing helps, it'd be best to wait it out.

June 11 Update - Error Code VAN: 68

After one of the recent Valorant updates, players seem to be experiencing Error Code VAN: 68 a lot. What is VAN 68? Getting that specific error code means that Valorant is having issues with your firewall. You can always try fixing it with a restart of the client and your computer. If that doesn't help, you'll need to add the Valorant game files as an exception in your firewall settings. To do that, follow these steps:

  • Go to Firewall and Network Protection
  • Look for "Allow an app through firewall" and click it
  • You'll see a huge list of apps
  • Select "Allow another app..."
  • Go into your Valorant directory and add the Riot Client, the Valorant.exe, and the Valorant-Win64-Shipping.exe

Make sure all three services are allowed on both public and private networks. If that doesn't fix it, you can try changing your DNS server preference. If it's set to automatic, try entering the following details:

  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:

That should fix your problem, and if it doesn't, it's probably something on Riot's end.

March 17 Update - Error 0xc0000005

With the release of the latest patch (2.05) players got an unexpected surprise! We're talking about Error 0xc0000005. This code has appeared previously but resurged after the most recent update. It's important to note that this error isn't appearing because you've done something wrong and it'll be up to Riot Games to patch it out. A Riot employee commented on Reddit:

We're currently investigating a fix for this. One of the client updates is not playing nicely with some non-riot software on some players' machines. We're working to narrow it down and get a fix out as soon as possible.

While we recommend you wait it out, here are a few ways to ensure your machine isn't causing Error 0xc0000005:

  • Disable your antivirus
  • Disable Data Execution Prevention in Windows - the latest patch might have a conflict with it
  • Check your Windows files with System File Checker

If that doesn't solve it for you just wait for the Riot devs to work their magic. Now onto the actual error codes.

#4 - Your display name is invalid

Something's up with your Riot ID. You can change it on the Valorant website.

#5 - Account was logged into elsewhere

You're logged somewhere else so just try logging out on all possible devices.

#7 - Couldn't connect to session service

This one might mean you're on the naughty list aka you have a suspension on your account. Check your email. Then again it could be a temporary issue after a new patch.

#8-21 - Problems with the Riot Client

The client might be bugged, just restart it. Maybe it needs an update.

#29 - Network Issue

Check your firewall and make sure Valorant isn't blocked by another program.

#31, 33, 38, 43 - Various issues

Could be an issue with the client or Valorant, try restarting both.

#39 - Servers are down

Just wait it out.

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#44, 45 - Vanguard issues

Try restarting the Riot client. If that doesn't work uninstall Vanguard and install it again by launching Valorant.

#46 - Planned downtime

The problem is not on your end, it's just planned maintenance on the servers. Better than #39!

agent Cypher Valorant
Sometimes it feels like Cypher did some serious damage to the servers. (Credit: Riot Games)

#49, 50 - Chat/Voice did not initialize

An issue with the Chat just restart the Riot client.

#51 - Problem creating a party

An issue with the party system, restart the Riot client.

#52 - Problem fetching skill information for players

An issue with the party system, restart the Riot client.

#53 - Problem with Riot Client chat

What could possibly solve this? That's right, restart the Riot client.

#-81 - Service Start Failed

If you thought a mere restart will help here, you're partially correct. Restart your PC and if you're still getting the error uninstall and do a fresh installation of Valorant and Vanguard.

# VAN -81 - Connection error

This is a fresh one from the last two patches (2.05 and 2.06). It became more common after they were deployed and restarting the client or reinstalling Vanguard might not help. If you have FACEIT installed try removing it, if that doesn't work try stopping the "vgc" process in Task Manager.

#152 - HWID ban

You got hardware banned. Was it for a good reason? If not, raise a ticket.

Valorant agents
Is Viper viable after patch 2.06? (Credit: Riot Games)

How to fix the Valorant version mismatch error

In case you're getting the Valorant version mismatch error there's also a solution and it's pretty similar to what we've described above. Our friends at have a more detailed explanation regarding the error that you should definitely check out.

Let's summarize it. You've probably gotten the hang of it by now. Most error codes are easily solved with a restart of the Riot client and/or Valorant. In some cases, you might have to restart your PC and reinstall it. If all fails, just contact the Valorant support.

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