Fix “Unknown Error -13 or -5” in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Unknown Error 13 or 5
Unknown Error 13 or 5

If you are a League of Legends: Wild Rift player then you must have recently got the 3.2 patch update for the game. And after this update, the users are complaining that they are getting the “Unknown Error -13 or -5” error in the game.

It is very much possible that you are also facing this issue. If so, then you have landed at the right place as here I’ll show you a workaround that’ll solve this issue for you.

Why you are getting the “Unknown Error -13 or -5” in Wild Rift

The reason for this error is hidden in the update v3.2 of the game. The new update v3.2 that has been pushed by the company actually has made some backend changes in the game that leads those users who have sideloaded the game from any third-party source.

If you have downloaded the League of Legends: Wild Rift from any source other than the Google Play Store, then you’ll get the “Unknown Error -12 or -5“. Hence, only those players who have downloaded the game from Play Store are able to play the game after the patch 3.2 update of it.

How to fix “Unknown Error -13 or -5” in Wild Rift

There are regions where the game is not officially available. Hence the users from those regions have to sideload the game. But what now? Well, there is a workaround to get the game to work back again.

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Step 1: Open your Android phone’s Settings and go to Passwords and Accounts.

Step 2: Select your Google account and tap on the Remove account option.

Step 3: Now, come back to Settings and go to Apps > All Apps.

Step 4: Go to Play Store, select Storage & Cache and Clear the Storage.

Step 5: Do the same for Google Play Services as well.

Step 6: Download a reliable and working VPN and connect it to either Singapore or US.

Step 7: After the VPN is connected, open Settings and go to Passwords and Accounts and tap on Add Account.

Step 8: Here, do not sign in with the old Google, instead, create a new one.

Step 9: After the new account is created, open the Play Store and sign in with the new account here as well.

Step 10: Finally, search for League of Legends: Wild Rift on Play Store and you should be able to see and download the game on your phone.

After downloading the game, you are good to go and you can use the game on your phone without any issue.

Bottom Line

At the time of writing this fixing guide, there are no official words from the company about the action of restricting the sideloaded version of the game. But what it feels like so far, is the expected behavior of the update which has been done intentionally by the company.

This workaround is for those Android users who were using the sideloaded version of the game because the game was not available in their region. However, for those who don’t have access to Google Services, it looks like you are out of luck now.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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