How to Change Valorant Name [Best Names]

Not liking your current display name in Valorant anymore? Follow the steps listed in this guide and learn how to change Valorant name.

Have you grown tired of using the same name in Valorant and are now looking for a breath of fresh air? You’d be surprised to find out how easy it is to change your name in Valorant.

You don’t even have to pay anything to do this, unlike Riot’s League of Legends. The latter is where you have to buy an exclusive “Summoner Name Change” item by using either in-game currency or purchasing the required amount for $10. 

Key Takeaways
  • Your Valorant name is classified as “Riot ID” and changing it affects all Riot Games.
  • To change your Riot ID, log into the desktop client of Riot Games, go to the “Riot ID” section, and change your in-game Valorant name.
  • The character limit for your Riot ID is 16 characters, and you can add a special hashtag called “Tagline.”
  • After changing your name, click “Save Changes,” but be careful because you can’t change it again for at least 30 days.

Related: Valorant Tier List

How to Change Your Valorant Name 

Now to get more specific on the topic, your name is actually classified as particularly “Riot ID” in Valorant. The same goes out for all other games developed by Riot Games, including League of Legends and another lesser-known multiplayer IP called Teamfight Tactics.

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Therefore, changing your Riot ID affects your Valorant name and League of Legends alike, although the Summoner Name in the latter stays unaffected and can be changed in-game. The following steps are going to illustrate how to change your Riot ID effortlessly. 

  1. The first step is to log into the desktop client of Riot Games. You can do that easily by clicking on this direct link and heading straight to the official website. 
  2. Once you’re there, fill in your credentials and log into the client. We’re going to choose Google here for a reference purpose and to illustrate the process ahead. 
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Signing Into Riot Games

3. The next step is to click on the “Riot ID” section on the column to the left of the Riot Account Management screen. The following screenshot specifies what to select. 

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Selecting Riot ID

4. Doing so will take you to the “Riot ID” area, painlessly allowing you to change your Valorant name. Now, it’s worth noting that this section will comprise two different bars: “Riot ID” itself and “Tagline.” The former will be your in-game name that we’re actually here for.

The character limit for your Riot ID is 16 characters and no more. On the other hand, the Tagline is a special hashtag that is used to differentiate between other users and you.

It can be any alphanumeric character, including symbols, digits, and letters. When you’ve made the necessary changes to both Riot ID and Tagline, click on “Save Changes” to finalize the process. 

  • Do make sure that you’re entering your new Riot ID carefully. You won’t be able to change your Valorant name again for at least 30 days, so double-check your decision before moving forward with it.
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Changing Valorant Name

That’s all about changing your name in Valorant! After clicking on “Save Changes,” the effects had have been applied and you’d no longer be using your former name anymore. If you’re after more important tips and tricks about Valorant, consider checking out Shroud’s Valorant settings – a former professional esports player who’s still making it rain on multiple platforms. 

Related: Your Valorant name might not be the only element that needs changing. Learn how to sport the best Valorant settings in this maximum FPS optimization guide.

Best Names For Valorant 2024

After you have successfully changed your name in Valorant after reading our how-to guide, you can check out some name recommendations below for the coolest and most unique names in the game. 

  • IwasReloading 
  • Meltdown  
  • Ecofragger 
  • Traumatic 
  • Respawning 
  • Asteroid 
  • Luna 
  • SpareMe 
  • TakeTheL 
  • NoCap 
  • BangBangBang 
  • Flame 
  • Anonymouse 
  • BadKarma 
  • ByeBoomers 
  • Kween 

For more names, you can check out the random name generator for Valorant or just use your creativity and imagination to have the best name possible in the game. 

Do let us know down in the comments section if you found this quick guide helpful. While you’re at it, check out our Dot Crosshair if you prefer this one or Valorant Circle crosshair settings guide.

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