Resolve VALORANT Error Code 7

By Arjun Nair
How to fix VALORANT error code 7

Annoying VALORANT Error Code 7: What It Means and How to Fix It

Playing VALORANT can be frustrating, especially when you encounter game-related issues like bad teammates or missed shots. However, one of the most infuriating things that can happen is receiving an error message that prevents you from playing altogether.

Just like any other popular online game, VALORANT is not exempt from errors and technical issues. These can range from connection problems and server outages to complications with the game’s Vanguard anti-cheat service. There are many different error codes that can appear in VALORANT for various reasons.

Error code 7 is commonly encountered due to one of two issues: one that is beyond your control and another that might be your own fault. According to Riot’s support page, error code 7 may occur if you have a suspension on your account or if it’s a platform issue.

What to do When You See VALORANT Error Code 7

Error code 7 has been associated with two different error messages in the past. One version states, “We are aware of issues with social panel and logins for some players. We are working on a fix. There was an error connecting to the platform, please restart your game client.” The other message simply states, “There was an error connecting to the platform. Please restart your game client.”

First and foremost, you should restart your game client by fully exiting out of the Riot client and reopening it. If the issue persists, here are some other solutions you can try.

Check the status of VALORANT and Riot’s servers. If you received the first message, there’s a good chance that other players are experiencing issues due to server overload or widespread connection problems.

Next, find out if your VALORANT account has been banned. If you’ve repeatedly engaged in behaviors like going AFK, queue dodging, or displaying bad in-game behavior, you may have received a ban or suspension. Check your connected email for a message from Riot that provides more information about your situation.

As a last resort, reinstall both VALORANT and the Vanguard anti-cheat client. A clean reinstallation can help resolve the issue.

If none of the above solutions work, you can submit a ticket on Riot’s support page for further assistance.

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