Valorant error codes: How to solve errors 59, 29 and 'something unusual happened'

Got a mysterious error message? Here's how to solve them.

Valorant error codes are something you'll encounter if something has gone wrong during your play session.

Many of them are related to the Riot Client, which require closing and re-opening to fix. Also, a full restart to ensure Vanguard is running before playing is a good bet.

As well as this, you might also come across server maintenance - which can happen at a moment's notice, especially around season launches - as well as things such as more mysterious something unusual happened message, which the community has worked out how to solve.

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All Valorant error codes explained

What follows is a list of Valorant Error Codes, as explained by developer Riot Games and copied verbaitum from the official support website. There are external links to official support pages for certain issues if you need them.

Error CodeIssueSolution
Valorant Error Code 4Your display name is invalid.Something's up with your Riot ID. You can change it on the official Riot site.
Valorant Error Code 5Account was logged into elsewhere.You should log out from all devices.
Valorant Error Code 7Couldn't connect to session service.You might have a suspension on your account. Please check your email for more information. It could also be a platform issue. Be sure to check the Valorant Discord or Support Site banner for more information.
Valorant Error Code 8Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 9Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 10Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 11Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 12Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 13Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 14Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 15Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 16Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 17Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 18Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 19Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 20Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 21Problems with the Riot Client.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 29This is a network issue.Please ensure that your firewall allows for Valorant. Read more on the official Riot site.
Valorant Error Code 31Failed to get player name information.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 33The Riot Client process was closed.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 43A system has timed out.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 44Vanguard not initialized.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard, then restart Valorant.
Valorant Error Code 45Vanguard Reboot required.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client. If the problem persists, uninstall Riot Vanguard, then restart Valorant.
Valorant Error Code 46Platform downtime.This is planned downtime allotted for the engineers to work on our systems. Please check back later.
Valorant Error Code 49Chat did not initialize.There seems to be an issue with the Chat. Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 50Voice did not initialize.There seems to be an issue with the Chat. Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 51Problem creating a party.There seems to be an issue with the Party System. Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 52Problem fetching skill information for players.Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 53Problem with Riot Client chat.There seems to be a problem with the Riot Client chat. Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.
Valorant Error Code 54Content service failure.Valorant was unable to retrieve your content. Go ahead and restart the Riot Client.

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How to fix the 'something unusual happened' error in Valorant

As well as the above established error codes, another message can appear saying 'something unusual happened'.

According to several reports on reddit, players in the community have had success removing Gigabyte programs - such as App Centre - from your system, then restarting and trying again.

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