VALORANT is one of the best tactical shooters out there. Since the meta is so reliant on communication, it’s only natural you’d want to play with friends.
It’s easier to communicate with people you know and trust, rather than random kids that seem to be in the middle of a family argument, a dog barking competition and a music festival. So, failing to get your own squad can be very annoying for your Valorant experience.
Some players are unable to join parties, however. Let’s see why that is and how you can potentially fix it. This problem can have many layers, so make sure to read our guide all the way through.
Unable to access party in Valorant
The most common cause of this problem is your account being located in a different region to the account of the person that invited you into the party. If your account is registered in Europe and your friend is registered in North America, you won’t be able to play Valorant together. You can solve that by switching your account to the same region. This isn’t possible while the game is in the beta stage.
You can check your region by doing the following – open up the Riot Games website and log into your Riot account. When you do that successfully, you’ll see another screen that contains information of the account you just logged into. You’ll see Email Address, Password and your region. Make sure your region is the same as the people you’re playing. It can be a pain to adjust everything.
Potentially, you can be set up in the wrong region. Your friends may be living in the same city, even the same building, but as far as Valorant is concerned, your accounts are on different continents. To fix that, you may need to contact Riot support. While you’re on the same screen, click on Support, select Valorant, then click on Submit a ticket, and press “Technical issues: Install, patch, lag, or crash”. Then explain your issues. Wait to be contacted by support. Usually, they will fix the problem.
Why is this happening in Valorant?
The game’s system of selecting regions is automated. When it picks your region, you can be placed on another continent. This is due to the overload of servers or simply a bug on the part of the algorithm. In any case, contacting support is the easiest way to fix the issue.
Being able to play with your friends isn’t the main issue. Having an account on a different continent will cause connectivity issues and lag, which is not advisable when playing any online shooter. It’s best to fix that problem sooner rather than later, as not only your enjoyment gets ruined. Playing against laggy opponents is not fun.