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Valorant name changer – how to swap usernames

Here's everything you need to know about Valorant name changer and how to swap usernames in the Riot first-person shooter so your old name doesn't haunt you

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When you boot up Valorant for the first time, you might find that your username has been replaced by a series of letters, numbers, and hashtags. Luckily for you – and the teammates communicating with you – it can be changed pretty easily online.

But how, we hear you ask? Well, we’re about to explain. The lovely chaps over at Riot Games have ruled any player can change their username in Valorant every 30 days, so if you’re sick of your name and you want to reinvent yourself with a witty Valorant related pun, you can do so with a click of a few buttons.

Sounds good, right? We thought so. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about how to change your name in Valorant, and if it’ll cost anything to do it like it does in other games.

How to change your valorant name

To change your Valorant name, follow these easy steps:

  • Close the Valorant client
  • Log into your Riot Games account here
  • Navigate to the Riot ID tab, click on the pen next to your name
  • Enter your new name and hashtag
  • Click save changes
  • Log back into Valorant

Remember the hashtag isn’t limited to just numbers – it can be be used as a clan tag if you want.

How often can you change your Valorant name?

Changing your Valorant name is so simple that Riot Games has stuck a 30 day time frame on it. Once that time period is over, you’ll be able to choose a new name to be known as.

It’s also worth remembering that changing your Valorant name will also result in changes to your Riot ID overall – this will affect other Riot games, like League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and more, so be careful.

That’s everything you need to know about changing your Valorant name. While you consider what to change it to, make sure you’re up to speed on the meta with our Valorant tier list and you’re all set for Valorant ranked with our Valorant crosshair guide.