Ultimate Guide To Fix Valorant Error Code 5

Troubleshoot Valorant Error Code 5: Check server status, update network drivers, disable VPN, log out everywhere, close unnecessary apps, flush DNS, apply Windows settings.

Valorant Error Code 5 pops up when the game faces trouble connecting to its servers. This can happen due to various reasons, like your internet acting up, the servers undergoing maintenance, or even interference from other apps causing a traffic jam.

Sometimes, it might occur if someone else is using your game account from another device. It’s important to note that Error Code 5 isn’t the same as the Platform Error, even though they share similarities in causing connection problems with Riot servers. Despite similar solutions, they’re like different routes blocked for different reasons.

Before we jump into the more detailed steps, try these simple fixes first:

Key Takeaways

Try these steps to Fix Error Code 5: 

  1. Check Valorant Server Status.
  2. Log Out Everywhere.
  3. Flush DNS.

Check Valorant Server Status

How to Check Valorant Server Status
Valorant Server Status (Image by eXputer)

Oftentimes, players will try to troubleshoot this issue on their own and implement every possible fix they can find on the internet. This approach is time-consuming and extremely frustrating if the issue is not on your end. Hence, we would recommend that the first thing you do is check if there is a general outage for Valorant

Server breaks are quite common in Valorant. It happens every couple of weeks, generally. So, it is highly probable that the issue lies on Valorant’s end. Simply click on this link, and select which server you play in. A message for an outage will be displayed, if there is any. 

Log Out Everywhere

How to log out of Riot Games
Log out of Riot Games (Image by eXputer)

Another possible case is that you were hacked, and the error code 5 will not indicate that. You can either manually verify this, or you can follow the steps listed below. It’s to make sure you’re the only one invited to your party. This method requires logging out from all devices or places where your Valorant account might be active. 

  1. Click this link. 
  2. After logging in > Go to Login Management.
  3. You will see an option to Log out everywhere. Click that > When prompted select Confirm.
  4. If the process is successful, you will be greeted with the following message.
  5. Relaunch Valorant, and log in. 

By doing this, any potential interference or conflicting access points to your account are cleared, as this worked for many players too. hopefully resolving Error Code 5 that’s causing connection issues between your game and the servers. Hopefully, the error will be gone, but if it persists, go to the next solution. 

Flush DNS

Flushing your DNS can be an efficient way of fixing this error. Whenever you play Valorant, your PC stores DNS information in a cache. This in turn speeds up the loading time in the future. However, sometimes this cache becomes corrupt, which leads to connectivity issues, which is the root cause of Error Code 5 in Valorant. 

Flushing DNS might seem a bit complicated, but with just a few simple steps, you can do it. 

  1. Press Win > Search for cmd.
  2. Click Run as Administrator when you open the Command Prompt. 
  3. Upon opening it > Type in ipconfig /flushdns.
  4. After writing this command, you should see a confirmation message.
    Fix the annoying Valorant Error Code 5 by flushing your DNS
    Flush DNS (Image by eXputer)
  5. Close the command prompt. 

Now try reaccessing Valorant. We hope this solution worked out for you. 

End Remarks

While investigating this error, I found varying reports on forums (Valorant and Reddit). Some suggest it’s common, potentially caused by network instability or ongoing server problems. However, specific details on the error’s scope, platform specificity, or recent patches causing it weren’t evident.

There are no Twitter responses from Valorant’s official accounts indicating no acknowledgment of server-related issues, and the community raised concerns, seeking fixes and clarifications. 

Overall, the lack of comprehensive guidance from official sources added to the challenge of pinpointing the precise cause or receiving specific solutions to resolve Error Code 5.


What is the Valorant TPM 2.0 Error?

This error is usually caused by playing the game on Windows 11. Learn more about this error by reading our Error Fix Guide on how to fix the Valorant TPM 2.0 Error.

Can an unstable internet connection cause this error?

Yes, it is very plausible that a faulty internet connection is the root cause of this particular error.

Other Valorant Fixes:

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Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes, and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PlayStation 1. He has a software engineering background and loves to play games from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. You can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile.

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