A common problem plaguing the VALORANT Community when starting up their game is Error Code VAN -81. 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 VAN -81. Many of you might have faced Error Code VAN -81 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 VAN -81.
What is VALORANT Error Code VAN -81?
VALORANT Error Code VAN -81 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 VAN -81 stands for VALORANT has encountered connection error. Please relaunch client to reconnect. To be more precise, it occurs mostly when Riot Client fails to start properly due to a faulty launch of the client.
How to Fix (A complete step-by-step guide)
In most cases, restarting the VALORANT client will solve the Error Code VAN -81. However, if the problem still continues, this step-by-step guide will help you get rid of Error Code VAN -81.
- Close VALORANT.
- Close the Riot client.
- Open task manager (Ctrl+shift+Esc)
- Click “More details.”
- From there, check if VALORANT or the Riot client is still running.
- If they are, simply select them and hit “End Task.” (Make sure not to close Vanguard)
- Now restart the client and log into the game.
If the issue doesn’t fix after following the above measures, this step-by-step guide will help you to get rid of this problem.
- Close all the Valorant-related processes and services from the task manager.
- Uninstall and Reinstall Riot Vanguard.
- Check your internet connection for stable connectivity.
- Restart your internet modem and router.
- Restart your computer.
- Run VALORANT as administrator mode.
If you follow these steps carefully, your problem regarding Error Code VAN -81 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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