How to Change Your Name in Valorant

Have you found yourself not liking your first Valorant username? Or maybe you just want a fresh new alias after so long? Here's how to change it easily!

Writer for Buff, Remi Smith
By Remi Smith
Joel Taylor, editor for Buff
Edited by Joel Taylor

Updated July 6, 2023.

So, you're itching for a fresh start with a brand new name in the Valorant game? No worries, we've got you covered—and unlike League of Legends, it's completely free. It's time to say goodbye to your old alias and get ready to rock a shiny new identity that'll make your opponents do a double-take.

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Steps to Change Your Name in Valorant

1. Sign out, close your game launcher, and head over to 2. Log in using your Riot Account (you may have to authenticate the login via email or SMS) 3. Hover over your username and click on "settings"

A screenshot of a computer screen with the Valorant "Settings window" on it

4. Change your name where it says "Riot ID", and add a tagline if you wish

A screenshot of the Valorant account management page

5. Log back in to Valorant and your name should be updated

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Can I change my Valorant name multiple times?

Riot allows you to change your Valorant name once each month, for as many months as you want.

Do my friends or contacts see the Valorant name change immediately?

Yes! As soon as you log back into your client, your alias will have changed for all of your friends to see.

Will my previous Valorant name be permanently lost?

Nope! Once you've changed from your old alias, that name will become available for other players to use. However, if someone picks it up after you've changed it, it may be lost forever or until they change it again.

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