Are you unable to join your friends for competitive in Valorant? Pathetic! But don’t you worry; we are here with some troubleshooting tips. Nothing’s going to stop you from reaching Radiant!
Valorant is everyone’s favorite free-to-play hero-shooter – are we exaggerating? Probably! However, the game does record almost a million players logging in everyday. Getting to play a part in a team of five, either attacking a base or defending one may seem normal. Add some eye-catchy magic to the scene and we have our beautiful Valorant! However, so many active players everyday is only going to create insane amount of traffic in the servers. That not being able to join party issue? Yes, it’s probably a bottlenecked server. Usually, Riot informs players about such scenes through a small in-game notification [top-left]. However, you aren’t seeing any updates, it could be problem on your side. Not a problem! We will set things straight for you in no time!
How to fix Valorant not able to join party?
According to players, the most common reason why you are unable to join a friend’s party is because you are on a different server than your friend. To check the same, click the play button to enter the party screen. Select the three horizontal (greenish) lines on top of your player card. Make sure that you and your friends are on the same server to be able to party up.
Matchmaking issues are common in almost every online multiplayer video game. Valorant ain’t perfect; not the servers at least. To fix a “not being able to join party” issue in Valorant, firstly check whether your internet connection is stable. Valorant is very sensitive to ping issues; you may often see a “Network Problem” notification popping up on your screen even if your internet seems to be working fine.
To tackle this, we recommend using a direct/wired network connection over an ethernet to ensure stability. Wireless connections are notorious when it comes to stability and that’s something you don’t want while playing Valorant.
Note that you will not be able to play competitive matches unless your account level is 20 or more. This rule of “levels” applies to all party members. So, if you are a new player and want to play competitive with your friend, both of you needs to be on or above level 20. To increase your level, you can play unrated, deathmatch, replication and spike rush with your friends and focus on completing daily and weekly missions.
There aren’t any more workarounds that could fix this particular problem. So, if you are still unable to join a party, it is probably a bug or a server problem that’s causing the game to act out. Look for notifications as Riot is quick to update its player base about ongoing maintenances. If you don’t see any, try the following:
1) Try restarting your PC and launching Valorant again.
2) Close third-party applications like Discord or any suspicious background application.
3) If you are using a VPN, disable that and try again.
4) Always try connecting to a server which is closest to you and shows the least ping.
5) Additionally, make sure that your in-game status is set to “Available”. Ask your friends to check the same.
We hope this article was able to help you get rid of the problem. For more more articles on Valorant, stay tuned to Androidgram!