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How do I fix the valorant error 0xc0000005?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Valorant error 0xc0000005 is a memory access violation error that can happen for a number of reasons. One common reason is that a program is trying to access a memory address that is not valid. This can happen if the program is not properly coded, or if there is a problem with the way the program is installed. Another common reason for this error is that a program is trying to access a memory address that is already in use by another program. This can happen if the two programs are conflicting with each other, or if one program is trying to access a memory address that is being used by the other program.

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1. Download and install the latest version of DirectX

There are a few different ways that you can install DirectX, depending on what platform you are using. If you are using a Windows computer, you can go to the DirectX website and download the latest version of DirectX. If you are using a Mac, you can go to the Apple website and download the latest version of DirectX. If you are using a Linux computer, you can install the latest version of DirectX from the official Ubuntu Software Center.

2. Update your video drivers

  1. Open Device Manager by clicking on the Start button, clicking on Control Panel, clicking on Device Manager, and then clicking on the Video adapters item.
  2. Right-click on the video adapter that is causing the valorant error and select Update Driver.
  3. On the Driver Installation Options window, click on the Browse my computer for driver software… button.
  4. On the next window, locate the folder where the driver files for the video adapter are located and select the driver files.
  5. Click on the Next button and then on the Finish button.
  6. Close Device Manager.

3. Verify your game files

  1. Start up your game and try to start a new game.
  2. If you're able to start a new game, make sure you have the latest patch installed.
  3. Quit the game and open the "Project Settings" folder.
  4. Delete any files in this folder that are named "Valorant.ini".
  5. Start the game again and try to start a new game.
  6. If you're able to start a new game, make sure the game files are exactly the same as the ones that are listed in the "Valorant.ini" file.

4. Delete the ShaderCache folder

  1. Open the Start Menu and type "cmd"
  2. When the Command Prompt window opens, type the following commands and press Enter after each one: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\rocketleague\shadercache del shadercache.bin
  3. Close the Command Prompt window and restart Rocket League if it is currently running.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Run the game as an administrator.
  2. Disable your antivirus software.
  3. Temporarily disable your firewall.
  4. Repair your registry.
  5. Reinstall the game.