How To Fix VALORANT Error Code VAN -1 in 2023

A common problem plaguing the VALORANT Community when starting up their game is Error Code VAN -1. In this article, we will be discussing what it is and how to fix it.

For an online game like VALORANT, it is not very uncommon to run into some bugs, crashes, and errors. However, it can sometimes get frustrating, especially if you are trying to get into VALORANT after a long busy day and the game decides not to run correctly.

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 you are facing.

One of the common error codes is Error Code VAN -1. Many of you might have faced Error Code VAN -1 without knowing what it is, what it does, and how to fix it. So, in this article, we will be diving into more detail about VALORANT Error code VAN -1.

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What is VALORANT Error Code VAN -1?

VALORANT Error Code VAN -1 is one of the more common errors you can encounter in VALORANT. It occurs mostly when you are just starting up the game.

VALORANT Error Code VAN -1
Credit: Riot Games

Error Code VAN -1 stands for Uninstall failure. To be more precise, it occurs mostly while you are having trouble uninstalling Vanguard anti-cheat from your computer.

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

In most cases, the fix to the VALORANT Error Code VAN -1 problem is fairly straightforward. Only installing and reinstalling Vanguard can solve this problem.

Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Close all the Valorant-related processes and services from the task manager.
  2. Go to the Windows 10 Search option and type Add or remove programs and select it.
  3. Search Riot Vanguard and uninstall it.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Open Riot Client
  6. Let the Client finish downloading Vanguard.
  7. Launch the game.

If you follow these steps carefully, your problem regarding Error Code VAN -1 should be resolved. However, if your problem isn’t resolved after following all these steps, you can create a ticket from VALORANT Support page.

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