You must pick a name when you make a Riot Games account to play VALORANT. This is the name your friends will use to find and invite you to play. The good news is, you can change this name later, and I’ll show you how.
In VALORANT, your in-game name is called your Riot ID. So, if you want to switch it up, just log into your Riot account settings. Here’s how: [Steps can be added based on the content that follows in the original text, which is not provided in your current request.]
Change the name in VALORANT.
1. Go to account.riotgames.com, then enter your username or email (the name you use to log in! We’ll explain more below) and your password.
2. Maybe Riot sends an authentication code to the registered email. If this happens, go to your email inbox, copy the code provided, and paste it into the field indicated on the login page.
3. On the left side menu, look for the Riot ID option.
4. Now, just change your name and, if you want, your tagline (a numerical sequence that identifies you from other players with the same name).
5. Click on Save Changes.
Alright! When you pick a nickname for your Riot account, it stays the same across all Riot games except for League of Legends (LoL). For LoL, you’ll have to use real money to change your Summoner Name.
Here’s a heads up: in VALORANT, you can only switch your name once every 30 days, so choose wisely. Also, avoid using special characters, offensive words, or spaces when picking your name.
What is the difference between a username and a Riot ID?
One thing that often confuses players is understanding the difference between a username and a Riot ID. They’re two separate things: your username is what you use to log in to the game client, and you can’t change it. On the other hand, your Riot ID is like your in-game nickname that other players see.
Just to clarify, VALORANT is a free 5v5 tactical shooter game, and it’s only available for PC.