How to Fix VALORANT Error Code 138

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
3 Min Read
Credit: Riot Games

A common problem plaguing the VALORANT Community when starting up their game is Error Code 138. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how to fix it.

When VALORANT encounters an error, a message pops up containing error codes so you can figure out what is wrong or why you are having difficulty running your game. However, solving the issue is not as easy as it sounds because the message VALORANT displays do not directly instruct you on how to solve the problem.

Rather, the client shows you a message and an error code. Every Error Code has a numeric value ranging from 0 to 152, and each of the codes has a different meaning and reason behind the cause of the issue that you are facing.

One of the common error codes is Error Code 138. Many of you might have faced Error Code 138 without knowing what it is, what it does, and how to fix it. So, in this article, we will be diving into detail about VALORANT Error code 138.

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What is VALORANT Error Code 138?

VALORANT Error Code 138 is one of the more common errors you can encounter in VALORANT. It occurs mostly when you are just starting up the game.

Error Code 138
Credit: Riot Games

Error Code 138 refers to VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnect. To be more precise, it occurs mostly when Riot Client detects that you are running the game from a virtual machine, which is not allowed by Riot Games.

How to Fix (A complete step-by-step guide)

Riot Games do not allow VALORANT to be played on a virtual machine. So, in order to play VALORANT, you need to download and install the game on your Windows system Computer.

In order to download and install VALORANT on your Windows system:

  1. Create a Riot account.
  2. Go to the Riot Games website and log in with your account
  3. Press the Download button and download the installer
  4. Open the “Install VALORANT.exe” that you have downloaded
  5. Press ADVANCED OPTIONS and select the installation path.
    For Example: D:\Riot Games\VALORANT
  6. Open VALORANT from your desktop
  7. Sign in with your Riot ID.
  8. Accept the terms and service.
  9. Wait for the client to finish downloading the game.
  10. Click on Play.

After you have completed downloading and installing the game, you can start playing VALORANT with your own Riot Games ID, and the Error Code 138 will be solved.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.