How to Change your VALORANT Name

How to Change your VALORANT Name

    Last Updated on May 25, 2023

Ever thought that your Valorant name was cool but now it’s time to call the time of death? The process of changing your name in Valorant is not immediately obvious despite the method being simple. 

Some good news about a Valorant name change: it is entirely free unlike some other games out there that require you to spend money. If you are looking to change your name in Valorant, here is everything you need to know about how to do it.

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When you first launch Valorant after you have made your account, the game will ask you to select a display name. As the name suggests, your display name will be your IGN or in-game name.

Any display name is available, and the game will assign a random tagline with your name unless it is original. If you have the original username, you the game will give you the region as your tagline.

How to Change Valorant Username

Image of Riot Account management

If you do not like the name that you chose when you first started playing the game, or have had a change of heart, you can change your Valorant name for free by following these easy steps:

  1. Close down Valorant (if you have it open)
  2. Log into your Riot account.
  3. Go to the Riot ID tab.
  4. Click on the pen next to your Valorant name.
  5. Set your new desired Valorant name and unique tagline if required.

Another way to do it would be to change your display name through the website of Riot Games. 

  1. Go to Riot Account Management (
  2. Log into your Riot Account the same as before. 
  3. In the Riot ID section, you can simply click it with a mouse to change the Riot ID to anything that you want it to be.
  4. You can also change your tagline so feel free to do so.
  5. Click Save Changes.

You can only change your Valorant username once a month, so be sure to get it right. After that, you can relaunch Valorant and it should automatically update. 

Riot may have emailed some of you here due to having the same username as another player as the Riot accounts went global. No two usernames can be the same.

Same Valorant Name for Different Servers

If you have the same username on a few different servers, you will need to make sure they are each one of a kind. In most cases, the same person cannot own an account with the same name. So, you may need to change it before you play.

If you want to reference an awesome name in anime or whatnot, go for it. You can change your name to whatever you want as long as it is unique. Make sure it’s not offensive otherwise players can report you for having an offensive display name. 

If you are a big fan of Valorant Esports, check out this other article where I talk about Team Secret’s impressive debut at the VCT//LOCK IN.

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Written By
Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).

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