Some VALORANT players are experiencing issues with the Riot Games servers and have been kicked out of their game.
There’s been a spike of reports from users experiencing issues logging into VALORANT today, mostly with server connection. Some players are unable to log in to the VALORANT client, too.
A small number of users in Europe experienced issues earlier, but the servers remained largely unaffected, according to DownDetector.
Users are met with a message that reads “Sorry, we’re currently experiencing issues with our services. Please try again later” when they try to log in to the game.
Riot Games has not reported any issues for players in major regions like North America and Europe, according to their website. The developers were investigating major issues in custom games and practice mode, however, yesterday.
The servers crashed during the European VALORANT Champions Tour 2022, also. Today Alliance was in the middle of a match against German organization BIG in the first round of the upper quarterfinals of the closed qualifier for Stage 1 Challenger 1.
The servers remained down for about ten minutes before they were fixed, for most players.
Players that may have gone into a competitive match may be given a penalty after the match has concluded for being AFK. The penalty may include a time restriction or may take away a rank-up if players were close to the requirement following a victory.
This isn’t the first time the VALORANT servers have experienced some issues. Typically after updates there is an influx of players which could leave the servers strained, or some bugs may be present that need to be fixed, either of which could hinder performance.