Hit with the VAN hammer? Here’s why you’re getting error VAN 152.

If you're getting the VAN 152 error in League of Legends, we've got some bad news.

Vanguard has all sorts of unintentional errors, but VAN 152 isn't one of them. This error only pops up when your account has taken actions that are directly in violation of Riot Games' terms of service. Here's why this has happened, and how to possibly get your account back.

How to fix the VAN 152 error in LoL

The VAN 152 error is a Vanguard hardware ban, it doesn't show up by accident, and there is no easy fix. Unlike other League of Legends errors.

This means that the computer you are trying to log into League of Legends on has been manually flagged by Riot Games as a PC that has used cheating programs. If it's not your computer, your account will be fine, but you won't be able to play LoL on that computer since it's been flagged as a cheater's PC by Vanguard.

Vanguard in League of Legends (Images via Riot Games)
Vanguard in League of Legends (Images via Riot Games)

Should the PC be yours, then the odds are that you've been using cheating programs like scripts to gain an unfair advantage.

If so, there's no luck to be had. You've broken the rules, and Riot intends to make you pay for it. However, in the incredibly unlikely chance that Vanguard has given you a hardware ban for the wrong reasons, you'll have to try to solve it the old-fashioned way.

Reach out to Riot Games player support through their official page by submitting a ticket.

If you think you've been wrongly punished, this is your only way to get it back, you'll have to explain your circumstance to Riot's support staff and they'll investigate on your behalf.

That's all there is to be said about the VAN 152 error, if you've gotten it you're either a cheater or incredibly unlucky.