Valorant players across the world are reporting encountering the ‘version mismatch’ error since the last Valorant update was shipped to the game.
This error isn’t uncommon, though. It has existed in the competitive shooter since its closed beta days and popped up occasionally after its official release on June 2nd.
However, the good news is, this error is nothing to worry about. While it usually fixes itself, there may be times where you find this prevailing for more than a few hours. In that case, you might want to do a few steps to be able to fix the issue.
What is the Valorant Version Mismatch error?
The version mismatch error is generally caused by updates to Valorant when players run a client version that’s different from the actual version which the server is running. Riot is generally quick to fix these issues, and it’s quite rare for this issue to persist for over a couple of hours.
How to fix the Valorant Version Mismatch error in 2022?
While your best bet is to wait it out if you grow tired of waiting you can choose to update, or even reinstall the game yourself. To do so,
- Close the Valorant client and re-launch it, prompting the game to download any newly shipped updates.
- If you want to re-download the game from scratch, go to the control panel and uninstall the game first from ‘Add or Remove Programs’. Once you’re done, you can visit the official Valorant page here to download your new copy of Valorant.
If these steps don’t fix the problem, then you’re left with no other option than to wait till the update fully gets shipped. This typically takes between 3-4 hours, and may even be shorter depending on how big the update is.