Start-up problems associated with Error Code 5 have been plaguing the VALORANT Community for a long time. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how to fix it.
VALORANT often encounters various errors, as with most online games. Whenever a game client encounters such an error, an error code message appears. A player may often be confused by what these error codes mean as they are only shown specific digits.
However, do not worry because we will be discussing what VALORANT Error code 5 (VAL 5) is and how to fix it in this article.
What is VALORANT Error Code 5?
VALORANT Error Code 5 is one of the more uncommon errors you can encounter in VALORANT. It occurs mostly when you are playing the game, and suddenly it crashes.
Error Code 5 stands for Account logged in elsewhere. This means that the same account is being accessed from another device while you are already playing on yours.
How to Fix (A complete step-by-step guide)
The fix to the VALORANT Error Code 5 problem is pretty straightforward. Since the code means that you are logged in elsewhere, take note to log out of all places and restart the client. Here is the step-by-step guide.
- First, exit VALORANT
- Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
- From there, find the Riot client and select “End Task”
- If you cannot find the Riot client, select “More details” from the Task Manager
- Log out of all your devices and ensure your devices are not being shared among family or friends
- Relaunch the client and start the game
Fixing this issue can take some time, especially if your account is logged into multiple shared devices. This might be difficult if you don’t have ready access to the shared device or left your account logged in the last time you visited your friend’s place. But this problem is pretty easy to solve, and following the steps mentioned above, you can fix VALORANT Error Code 5 (VAL 5).