How To Fix VALORANT Error Code 46 in 2023

A common problem plaguing the VALORANT Community when starting up their game is Error Code 46. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how to fix it.

VALORANT is a character-based 5v5 tactical shooter game that is played online or via the internet. So, like other online games, VALORANT is also not immune to bugs, errors, and crashes. Whenever an error occurs in VALORANT, it provides an error code so you can figure out what is wrong or why you are having trouble with your game.

However, VALORANT does not actually tell you directly how to fix the errors. Rather, the client just 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 46. Many of you might have faced Error Code 46 without even 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 46.

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What is VALORANT Error Code 46?

VALORANT Error Code 46 is one of the common errors that players can encounter. It occurs mostly when you are just starting up the game.

Error Code 46 VALORANT
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Error Code 46 refers to Platform Downtime. To be more precise, it occurs mostly when VALORANT client faces trouble connecting to the game servers. This happens due to planned downtime allotted for the engineers to work on VALORANT’s system.

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

Unfortunately, Error Code 46 is one of the few cases where players can not really do anything to fix the issue. Error Code 46 is a problem that is mostly related to server-side supervision. So, as long as the VALORANT servers are in maintenance, you can not enter into the game.

However, you can always check their official VALORANT Service Status page to know if the servers are back online or not. And as soon as the maintenance is done and servers go online, you can log back into the game and start playing.

However, if you notice that the servers are online and working properly, but you are still facing Error Code 46, you can create a ticket from the VALORANT Support page.

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