How to change your display name in VALORANT

It's time for a change.

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Sick and tired of your VALORANT name? Then what’s stopping you from changing it? You have the option to change your display name and tagline once every 30 days.

In 2020, Riot Games went from being the League of Legends company to the “bunch of games” publisher, introducing VALORANT, Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and Wild Rift to the world.

This led to the developer rethinking its username and account system and implementing some major changes. Instead of a separate account for each game, the developer transitioned to “Riot accounts.” This global account is all you need to sign in to any of Riot’s titles, including VALORANT.

But the name-changing process in VALORANT isn’t quite the same as League of Legends or any other Riot title for that matter. You don’t have to spend in-game currency to change your name. The process is completely free.

How to change your VALORANT name

  • Close the VALORANT client (if it’s already open)
  • Log in to your Riot account from your browser
  • Navigate to the Riot ID tab at the top left-hand side of the page
  • Type in your new name
  • Click save changes
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You can also change your tagline, found at the end of your name. It includes a hashtag and a set of numbers or letters, similar to a clan tag in League. You have the option to change your name and tagline once every 30 days using this method.