How to change your username in Valorant

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If you’re tired of your username, you can change your name in Valorant. You don’t have to stay with the same name for decades. In this guide, we’ll show you how to change your name in Valorant in a couple of steps.

How to change your username in Valorant

Changing your name in Valorant is easy and surprisingly, it is free. There is no need to fish out your wallet or spend Valorant Points to change your name or your Riot ID. Here’s how you can change your name in Valorant:

  1. Close the Valorant Client – Unlike other games, changing names does not occur inside Valorant itself. Start by ensuring that the Valorant client is closed.
  1. Sign in to your Riot account – Simply head towards the official site of Riot Games and input your login credentials, username, and password to gain access. Take note that your in-game name is different from your username. 
Valorant change name: An image of the Riot sign-in screen. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Here’s what the sign-in screen looks like. Image captured by VideoGamer.
  1. Change your Riot ID and Tagline – Once logged in, head to the Riot ID tab at the top left to change your username. Remember to click on “Save Changes.” Your personal information and login information can also be seen just below it. Here, you can make modifications to your email, username, and password. 
Valorant change name: An image of the account management screen. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Change your Riot ID in the account management section. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Rules to follow while changing your Valorant username

In changing your Valorant name, some requirements must be met. Your Riot ID and Tagline should only consist of at most 16 and 5 characters, respectively. The latter is basically a hashtag followed by a set of alphanumeric characters. You can use special characters in your nickname too. Replace both of these and make sure that it’s not against the rules:

  • No names that imply hate speech, slurs, or profanity.
  • No names that refer to historical, ethical, or political contexts.
  • No insulting names or strong vulgarity.
  • Taglines must not indicate a region. Here are some taglines that won’t be accepted: BR, LAS, LAN, OCE, NA, EUW, EUNE, TR, RU, KR, JP, PBE, BR1, LA1, LA2, OC1, and NA1.

Once you’re done, you can check your account to see your new name. Relaunch Valorant to spot Riot ID changes. Do remember that this change will also be applied to your in-game name in other Riot games such as League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics if it is linked to this account. 

You can have the same Riot ID as someone else as long as you have a different tagline

Bear this in mind while renaming your account as you might be able to get away with an older name this way.

What is a Riot ID?

Riot ID comprises of your in-game name and a tagline of at most five characters. Knowing your Riot ID is important for your friends to add you to their friends list. It is not that complicated as it can be found at the top right of your screen in the lobby as you hover your cursor over your profile icon.

Valorant change name: An image indicating how often you can change your Riot ID. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Here’s how often you can change your Riot ID. Image captured by VideoGamer.

How often can I change my username in Valorant?

For Valorant, there is no limit as to how many times you can alter your Riot ID and tagline, but you can only do it every 90 days. If you absolutely need to change it, say to fix a typo or avoid harrassment, you can contact Riot support and raise a ticket.

So, there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about changing your name in Valorant. Now, head to your next games and flaunt your name as you gun down your opponents one by one. For more on the arena shooter, here’s how to whisper in Valorant and our best gun picks in Valorant.

Valorant change username FAQs

Is your Riot ID the same as your login name in Valorant?

No, your Riot ID is a separate name.

How often can you change your Riot ID?

You can change it once every 90 days.

About the Author

Antony Terence

Antony Terence is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. While he is particularly fond of city-builders, shooters, and strategy titles, he won’t turn down a good JRPG or a turn-based roguelike.

Valorant

  • Release Date: June 2, 2020
    • - 02 June 2020 (PC)
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Strategy