Riot Games’ closed beta for their new first-person shooter, Valorant, is well underway. As users eagerly await Twitch drops and log in for the first time, they might notice they’re stuck with their previous League of Legends (LoL) alias. Fortunately, there’s a simple way users can easily update both their in-game name and tagline.
Locating League of Legends account information
All Valorant accounts are, by default, tied to LoL. For this reason, you’ll need to change your alias by accessing settings through the League of Legends account site.
To do this, you’ll need to use this website. If you’ve signed in before, the site should ask you to reconfirm the log-in information. As a secondary verification, there’s a possibility it will require you to locate a code through your email before proceeding to the next step.
Alternate method: If the League of Legends client is already installed, you can access your account settings by clicking the gear symbol in the lower-right corner of the client. Then, you’ll click “Edit my account” in the lower-left corner.
Changing your Riot Games ID
Either method you choose from the above will open the League of Legends account page. Then, select the subsection titled “Riot ID.”
Select the edit pen on the right side of your current Riot ID. Two new subsections will appear underneath the heading “New Riot ID.” In the left text box, enter your desired alias. The right text box customizes your unique numerical tagline. The numbers you enter will be used by friends to add your account.
Note: It’s best to click the “randomize” option underneath the right text box. This will automatically set an unassigned numerical combination to your alias.
Riot Games allows users to change their names once every 30 days. Make sure you’re satisfied with your alias before you save any changes. You’ll have to wait a month to change the ID if you make a mistake! Now you’re ready to give out your new alias to your gaming crew.
About the Author
Minna Adel Rubio is an esports journalist with an interest in first-person-shooter games. She specializes in class-based, arena, and tactical shooters like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Overwatch, and Team Fortress 2. Additionally, Minna is a senior CS:GO guides writer at Dignitas and a graduate student. Catch her on Twitter for memes and more content!