How to change your name in VALORANT

Out with the old, in with the new.

Screengrab via Riot Games

Are you sick and tired of your VALORANT display name? Then why not change it?

In 2020, Riot shifted 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 lead to the developer rethinking its username and account system and implementing some major changes. Instead of a separate account for each game, the developer switched to “Riot accounts.” This global account is all you need to sign in to any of Riot’s titles, including VALORANT.

The name-changing process in VALORANT isn’t quite the same as games like League of Legends, though. You don’t have to spend in-game currency to change your name. The process is straightforward and absolutely free.

How to change your display name

To change your name, close the VALORANT client (if it’s open), log in to your Riot account from your favorite browser, navigate to the Riot ID tab at the top of the page, and type in your new name.

Screengrab via Riot Games

You can also change your tagline, which can 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. With this method, you have the option to change your name and tagline once every 30 days.

Once you’ve decided on a new name, saved and confirmed the change, load up VALORANT, and you everything should be good to go.


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