Valorant: Val 46 Error Code [SOLVED]

You can fix Val Error Code 46 by Checking Valorant Server Status and Correcting your Region.

Many players have encountered the VAL Error Code 46 and are looking for ways to fix it. Unfortunately, the major reason behind the error is server downtime or scheduled maintenance. This means that you have to wait until the servers are back online. But don’t worry: I will guide you through the causes and their fixes.

The error message reads: “Queues are temporarily unavailable while we perform scheduled maintenance…”
Val error code 46 message
Error Message (Image by eXputer)
Key Takeaways

To resolve Error Code 46, follow these methods:

  1. Check the Server Status for problems.
  2. Correct your Account Region.

Check The Server Status

The first thing I recommend you do is to check the server status for Valorant in your region. As in the error code 46’s message, the main reason for the error is server downtime or scheduled maintenance. Doing so will help you get a better picture and verify it. 

Selecting the Correct Region for Valorant Service Status Check
Checking Valorant’s Server Status (Image Captured by eXputer)

If the servers are down, you have no choice but to wait till the maintenance is over. 

Change Your Account Region

If the servers appear to be working, your region might have been changed automatically. The exact reason for this is unclear, but it might be a false positive or a bug in their automatic region detection. This is generally done to get the best latency, accurate regional pricing, and more.

If this is the case for you, then Error Code 46 might be happening because the region you were switched to is under maintenance. However, your actual region is functioning as it should. But there is no need to worry: You can switch it right back by visiting this Official Support Article.

My Analysis

The Val Error Code 46 becomes widespread on forums such as Reddit around maintenance, which is to be expected. The only reason people sometimes get worried is because other errors in the game always bring about a bad omen.  

But there is no need to worry here. Even in the Official Mega Guide Valorant has set up, the solution to the error is simply listed as Please try to Log in again later, which also aligns with my recommendation.

While this is standard, the account region change is a problem. It has been around for a long time. But, the thing is, it probably never will go away because this is just how such algorithms are. Resultantly, we can’t do much for the small false-positive minority, and in my opinion, that’s okay cause at least the solution is simple enough.

Lastly, I recommend you check the Official Valorant Twitter account for any recent updates about maintenance so you are well aware in advance.

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Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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