How to fix Valorant error code 7

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 How to fix Valorant error code 7

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The Valorant closed beta is in full swing. With any beta period, though, Valorant isn’t without its problems. Several error messages are doing the rounds, and one of the more recent ones concerns Valorant error code 7.

You’ll have been affected by it if you’re reading this guide. To get the lowdown on what the problem is and how you can fix it, read on.

Is there a way to fix Valorant error code 7?

How to fix Valorant error code 7
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Let’s deal with what the problem is first. Numerous players, who were fortunate enough to get a beta key, have taken to social media to seek a solution to error code 7. The bug itself relates to your computer being unable to connect to the session service.

What this means is that your computer isn’t able to connect to the game’s servers, and seems to stem from your account supposedly being suspended. This prevents you from logging in at all, which isn’t exactly fun while others are trying out Riot Games’ PvP FPS title, and you’re not.

Of course, with Valorant only in the beta phase, you haven’t been suspended. This is just one of the many teething problems that a closed beta will look to iron out, so don’t worry if this error code pops up.

archer LFT on Twitter

@PlayVALORANT @RiotSupport Was running great all day, tried to add a friend and nothing was happening so restarted the game and error code 7 with it taking a few tries to run the application exe.

In terms of fixing it, you have a couple of options. First, end the process titled “riotclientservices” in your Task Manager. Relaunch the client, and the problem should resolve itself.

If that doesn’t work, restart your computer and reload the game. This has fixed the issue for some players, according to those searching for answers on Twitter, so try that. Finally, if neither option fixes this, you’ll have to contact Riot Games’ support team. You can lodge a ticket here and give as much information as you can so they can help you and others.