How to redeem a code or gift card in VALORANT

Treat yourself.
Astra art of the agent in VALORANT
Image via Riot Games

If you’ve just received a gift card for VALORANT or are looking to surprise a friend with one, you’ll want to know how to redeem it. Though it doesn’t happen often, Riot Games also releases promotional or seasonal codes that players can redeem to unlock free cosmetics.

This is everything you need to know about redeeming a gift card or code in VALORANT.

How can you redeem your gift cards/codes in VALORANT

A VALORANT skin bundle including a Vandal, Operator, Ghost, and Spectre.
We need all the skins. Image via Riot Games

There are two ways you can redeem your VALORANT gift cards: in-game or online. To redeem your gift card in-game, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Launch VALORANT and log into your account.
  2. Select the VALORANT icon, which you can find next to the Store tab.
  3. Choose ‘Prepaid Cards and Codes
    • You’ll be prompted with a pop-up screen where you’ll be able to enter your code.
  4. Type in or copy-paste your code and press ‘Submit’
  5. Upon clicking on submit, your rewards will automatically get delivered to your account

Or you can navigate to the official Riot Games code redemption website, log in to your account, enter the code in the code box, and hit ‘redeem code.’

The Riot Games code redemption page, on the official website with an entry box displayed.
Just enter the code. Screenshot by Dot Esports via Riot Games

What do I do if there’s an error message?

While activating a code looks simple enough, the error messages that appear when you make a mistake might seem a bit intimidating. More often than not, you may have just typed in the wrong character when a code doesn’t work. So, try the code again, ensuring it’s correct before pressing “Submit.”

But if you can’t seem to redeem your code, no matter what, you’ll want to contact the merchant you purchased it from. If you have your receipt or any proof of purchase, you should immediately get sorted out with a new code. In case of any disputes with a retailer, you can also contact Riot’s help desk.

Alternatively, some codes might only be redeemable through the website, but during big giveaways or events, such as the Duality Player Card, the site has been known to go down or not work. If that happens, give it a few hours and it should fix itself.

Where to buy a VALORANT gift card

A selection of knives in different colors in VALORANT.
I would buy every green skin imaginable. Image via Riot Games

Riot’s gift cards come in four prices: $10, $25, $50, and $100. The gift cards for VALORANT are only available digitally on Amazon in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The gift cards are expected to become physically available over time, with more retailers joining the fray.

Note that all gift cards are PC-only and region-locked. If you purchase a gift card in the United States or Canada, you can only redeem it on the North American server. Be sure your gift card is for the correct region before purchasing.

So whether you redeem your VALORANT gift code in-game or online, you can quickly access epic skins with these easy methods.

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