All VALORANT error codes, explanations, and fixes

Here's everything you need to know about error codes in VALORANT.

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VALORANT isn’t without its flaws.

There are dozens of unfortunate error codes that can (and will) crop up at any given time. From an invalid display name to the Vanguard anti-cheat not being initialized, here’s the full rundown of error codes in VALORANT, what they mean, and how to fix them.

Error Codes

Code numberMeaningSolution
0Connection errorGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot client.
1Connection errorGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot client.
4Your display name is invalidSomething’s up with your Riot ID. You can change it here.
5Account was logged into elsewhereYou should log out from all devices.
7Couldn’t connect to session serviceYou might have a suspension on your account. Check your email for more information. It could also be a platform issue. Make sure to check the VALORANT Discord or Support site banner for more information.
8-21Problems with the Riot clientGo ahead and restart the Riot client.
229This is a network issueMake sure your firewall allows VALORANT through. Further details can be found here.
31Failed to get player name informationGo ahead and restart the Riot client.
33The Riot client process was closed.Go ahead and restart the Riot client. 
38Connection errorGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riot client.
43A system has timed outGo ahead and restart the Riot client.
44Vanguard not initializedGo ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard, then restart VALORANT
45Vanguard reboot required Go ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard, then restart VALORANT
46Platform downtimeThis is planned downtime allotted for the engineers to work on Riot’s systems. Check back with the game later.
49Chat did not initializeThere seems to be an issue with the chat. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
50Voice did not initializeThere seems to be an issue with the chat. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
51Problem creating a partyThere seems to be an issue with the Party System. Go ahead and restart the Riot client .
52Problem fetching skill information for playersGo ahead and restart the Riot client.
53Problem with Riot client chat.There seems to be a problem with the Riot client chat. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
54Content service failure.VALORANT was unable to retrieve your content. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
55ApplicationRepairManagerInitFailureGo ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners. If there are no issues with the client, submit a ticket to Riot.
56LegalInfoInitFailureGo ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners. If there are no issues with the client, submit a ticket to Riot.
57PlayerAffinityInitFailureGo ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners. If there are no issues with the client, submit a ticket to Riot.
58RSOValidationFailureGo ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners. If there are no issues with the client, submit a ticket to Riot.
59LoginQueueFetchTokenFailureThere seems to be an issue with the login queue. Go ahead and restart the Riot client and check for any Support Site banners.
60PatchInitFailureSomething went wrong during the startup process. Go ahead and restart the Riot client..
61You have been banned from playing VALORANTSubmit a ticket to Riot.
62NoGamepodsToPingFailureSomething seems to be amiss with your network. Go ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, submit a ticket to Riot.
63ManagerDeletedSomething went wrong during the startup process. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
64SessionFetchFailureSomething went wrong during the startup process. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
65PatchAvailabilityInitFailureSomething went wrong during the startup process. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
66ContentIndexInitFailureSomething went wrong during the startup process. Go ahead and restart the Riot client.
67ChatFriendMetadataInitFailureGo ahead and restart VALORANT and the Riotclient. If the problem persists, submit a ticket to Riot.
68CapEntitlementsFetchErrorVALORANT can’t seem to fetch your owned content. Go ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners.
69CapWalletsFetchErrorVALORANT can’t seem to fetch your owned content. Go ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners.
70StoreOffersFetchErrorVALORANT can’t seem to fetch your owned content. Go ahead and restart the Riot client. If the problem persists, check the Support Site banners.
-81Service start failedGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riotclient. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both. If the problem persists, submit a ticket to Riot.
128VALORANT has encountered a connection error. Relaunch client to reconnectGo ahead and restart your PC and the Riotclient. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard and VALORANT, then do a fresh reinstallation of both. If the problem persists, submit a ticket to Riot.
138VALORANT has encountered a connection error. Relaunch client to reconnectLooks like you’re running VALORANT/Riot Vanguard from a virtual machine. Since this isn’t allowed, you’ll have to install both on a regular instance of Windows instead of a virtual one.
152HWID banThis is a hardware ban which typically lasts 4 months.