How to fix the Valorant Version Mismatch Error

After the launch of the latest 5.01 patch in Valorant, players have been facing an error in the game, which is the “version mismatch error”. Don’t worry, this error is actually common and it can be resolved in a simple manner.


The “version mismatch error” in Valorant occurs when players start a match without updating. This prevents players from queuing together with their teammates for a match. If you have encountered this kind of problem while in game, just follow these steps to resolve it:
  • Step 1: Exit the game.
  • Step 2: Relaunch the Riot Client installed on your PC.
  • Step 3: This will prompt you to download the latest version and the automatic update process will get started.
  • Step 4: Once it gets updated to the latest version, you will be able to play the game again normally.
However, there are times that even if after updating the game, the problem still shows. If such a thing happens, you can just uninstall the game and reinstall it again since a fresh installation will ensure that all necessary files are placed accordingly by the game’s client.

One thing that you should also remember, new patch updates are released in certain regions earlier than others. If you’re not in the region that the new patch update was released, just wait for the update to go live in your region and download it after.