In theory Error 46 just signals a platform downtime – or in other words: VALORANT being down. It usually shows up during maintenance, patches or other (unplanned) server downtimes in VALORANT, like potential overload.
The full error message is: “VALORANT is currently offline for scheduled maintenance. Please come back later once service resumes.”
Your first move should be to check if VALORANT is down for others too and if it’s maybe even a planned maintenance like an update, the release of a new patch and potential stress on the server or other from Riot Games communicated server issues in VALORANT. As soon as you see others with Error 46 at that time, you should be on the safe side and know that it’s not a problem on your side.
Especially at launch or after downtimes for patches it is possible that the servers are just not fully online yet or potentially under heavy load. Just give it a couple of minutes and the “Error Code: 46 – VALORANT is currently offline for scheduled maintenance. Please come back later once service resumes.” – error should be gone.
If seemingly nobody else has that problem and you’re alone, you can try the following potential fixes for Error 46 in VALORANT:
- Restart your VALORANT client
- Restart your PC
- Restart your modem/router by either turning it on and off again, or pulling the power for at least a couple of seconds.
If none of those possible solutions for Error 46 worked for you, come by in our Discord and let us know. Maybe somebody has time to help you find a more specific solution for Error 46.