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How to Fix Error Code 46 in Valorant

Are you getting an error code: 46 in Valorant?

Here’s the first part of the error message, “VALORANT is currently offline for scheduled maintenance”.

Followed by, “Please come back later once service resumes”.

You’ll then be given two options—log out or quit the game.

There are a lot of players complaining about the error on Twitter.

“Is anyone getting an error code 46 after updating their game?”.

“How long is this update gonna take? I have a day off and I want to frag!”.

In this guide, you’ll learn what error code 46 means in Valorant and how to fix it.

What does error code 46 mean in Valorant?

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Error code 46 means that Valorant has ongoing maintenance.

This is scheduled downtime allocated for the engineers to work on the game.

Valorant frequently has maintenance so that the game can be updated.

Updates to the game will fix bugs, introduce balancing changes, add new agents, and more.

For example, in patch 5.03, Chamber, Neon, and Jett had balancing changes.

Bugs were also fixed like the defuse animation bug if the orb is trapped.

After each update, you can view the patch notes by going to the official Valorant news page.

How to fix error code 46 in Valorant

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How to fix error 46 in Valorant

  1. Check if Valorant is down/has maintenance.
  2. Wait for the maintenance to complete (30 minutes to a few hours).
  3. Uninstall and reinstall Valorant.

Firstly, you need to check if Valorant is down or if there’s ongoing maintenance.

There are multiple ways to check if Valorant is down.

The first way is to go to the Valorant status page.

Once you’re on the page, select your region (e.g. US).

After you’ve selected your region, check if there’s ongoing maintenance.

If you see an “In Progress” tag above “Maintenance Period”, it means that the engineers are working on updating the game.

The second way is to go to downdetector.com/status/valorant.

Check if there’s a spike in the graph.

If there’s one, it means that the servers are probably down for everyone.

Lastly, you can go to Twitter and search for “Valorant down” or “Error code 46”.

Check the top and latest tweets to see if anyone is tweeting about the downtime.

If there are a lot of tweets about Valorant’s downtime, it means that the game is most likely under maintenance.

If Valorant is under maintenance, it usually takes no more than an hour to complete.

In some cases, the maintenance will be delayed.

If so, Valorant will announce it on their status page.

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