Valorant VAL 5 Error Code: How to Fix?

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There are several error codes in Riot’s competitive shooter Valorant. Some of them are easy to fix and some of them are a bit tricky. One of those error codes is the VAL 5 error code and it shows up when you launch the game or in the matchmaking queue. This article will explain how to fix the VAL 5 error code. Keep reading till the end.

The error message shows, “The game has lost connection. Please relaunch the client or restore connectivity. Error Code: VAL 5.”

Now let’s look at the possible fixes for the VAL 5 error.

How to fix the VAL 5 error?

You can try out the following fixes:

  • First, check out if the Valorant server is down for maintenance by clicking here.
  • After that, log out from every device you have logged in to. Then restart the Valorant client as well as your PC and router.
  • Then right-click on the Valorant icon on your desktop and click on Run it as Administrator.
  • At last, try reinstalling the Vanguard anti-cheat software.

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What is Valorant?

Valorant is a free-to-play multiplayer tactical first-person shooter developed and published by Riot Games. The game was released on June 2, 2020.

What platforms is Valorant available on?

Valorant is currently only available on PC.

What are the minimum system requirements to play Valorant?

The minimum system requirements for Valorant are:
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X2 555
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 or AMD Radeon R5 240

Is Valorant free-to-play?

Yes, Valorant is free-to-play. However, players can purchase optional in-game items such as skins and cosmetics.

What is the objective of Valorant?

In Valorant, two teams of five players each compete against each other to complete objectives and eliminate each other. The attacking team must plant a bomb called the Spike, while the defending team must prevent them from doing so or defuse the Spike if it has been planted.

Can I play Valorant solo or do I need a team?

You can play Valorant solo or with a team.

Does Valorant have a ranked mode?

Yes, Valorant has a ranked mode where players can compete against each other for higher ranks and rewards.

How do I report a player for toxic behavior or cheating?

You can report a player by clicking on their username in the scoreboard and selecting “Report.” Alternatively, you can submit a report through the official Riot Games support website.