If you are a fan of Riot Games’ titles such as VALORANT, League of Legends, or Teamfight Tactics, you might be wondering how to change your in-game name. Your name is part of your Riot ID, which is a universal identifier for all Riot games. In this article, we will explain what a Riot ID is, how to change it, and whether it is free or not.
What is a Riot ID?
A Riot ID is composed of two parts: a game name and a tagline. For example, if your Riot ID is “EarlGreyTeemo#sip”, then your game name is “EarlGreyTeemo” and your tagline is “#sip”. The name that you use in-game and in your friends list is your game name. A short code that follows a hashtag and distinguishes players with the same game name is your tagline.
How you appear in all Riot games is determined by your Riot ID, which is linked to a single email. By logging into your account via account.riotgames.com or by hovering over your profile picture in the game client, you can verify your Riot ID.
How to change your Riot ID?
You can change your Riot ID by following these steps:
- Go to your Riot Account page
- Change your Riot ID and tag however you like
- Click Save Changes
You can also change your Riot ID in the game client by entering the Shop, clicking the Account button, selecting the Riot ID Change offer, and following the popup to account.riotgames.com.
Is changing your Riot ID free?
The answer to this question depends on when you want to change your Riot ID. Riot Games announced in October 2023 that they would be phasing out the usage of “Summoner Names” and moving all players exclusively to Riot IDs. As part of this transition, they also updated how often players can change their Riot IDs for free.
All players were given a free Riot ID change regardless of how recently their last change may have been. After that, it will take 90 days from your last free Riot ID change before it’s available again. This means that you can change your Riot ID for free once every 90 days.
Riot announced this after noticing that the community was not happy with the previous announcement on the RIOT ID Transicion.
Changing your Riot ID is a way to customize your identity and express yourself in Riot Games’ titles. You can change your Riot ID for free once every 90 days.
To change your Riot ID, you can visit your Riot Account page or use the game client. We hope this article helped you understand how to change your Riot ID and whether it is free or not.
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