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How to change your Valorant name

Published: 25/Nov/2021 17:10 Updated: 25/Nov/2021 17:13

by Shay Robson


Wondering how to change your name in Valorant? There’s only one way you can change your name in Riot’s FPS, but thankfully, it’s super easy to do.

Your Gamertag is you. When you can’t get access to your preferred username in a specific game, it can be pretty rough. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about that in Valorant.

While you might not get the name you desire when you first sign up for Riot Games’ FPS title, you’ll be able to change your Valorant name to whatever you desire – as long as you follow a couple of simple steps.



How to set your Valorant name

When you first launch Valorant after you’ve made your account, you’ll be asked to select a display name.

Any display name will be available, and you’ll be assigned a random tag line with your name unless it’s original. If you have the original username, you’ll be given the region as your tagline e.g: Dexerto#NA1

Valorant display name choosing screen

How to change your Valorant name

If you don’t like the Valorant name that you chose when you first started playing, or have had a change of heart, you can update it for free by following these few and 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.

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


How to change valorant name

How much does it cost to change your Valorant name?

You won’t need to spend a single dime to update your Valorant name. For League of Legends or Legends of Runeterra players, this is probably somewhat of a relief.

The only thing gating you from changing your username as frequently as you like is the one-month cooldown (and your creativity).

Now you’ve got your sick and desired name in Valorant, unfortunately, it isn’t even half the battle to becoming a Radiant. Be sure to check out our other handy guides for Valorant to climb the ranks:

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