Valorant is the new competitive shooter from Riot Games, the company responsible for League of Legends (LoL) and Legends of Runeterra. Valorant is free to play and a strange mix of the gameplay and weapon purchasing system of Counter-Strike and Overwatch characters with special abilities. Today we’re going to show you how to add your friends to an online match.
Valorant uses the Riot ID system, a unique identifier for the company made up of a nickname and a numeric code, to help prevent fraud. The Riot account can be used not only for Valorant, but also for Legends of Runeterra and League of Legends games, so all friends are accessible at the push of a button.
Valorant launch trailer featuring the game’s dueling agents
How to add friends to play online at Valorant
Adding new friends to your Riot account to play Valorant online is pretty straightforward, but it does require some careful attention due to the discreet system used by the company. Follow the steps below to add to your friends list:
Step 01 – Obtain the Riot ID of the person to be added. The ID consists of the nick plus a code with 4 digits.
Step 02 – With Valorant open on your PC, go to the main menu and find a gray vertical bar on the right side of the screen. Click here to expand your friends list. The friends list contains all of the contacts you have added so far, as well as your own nickname in case you want to pass it on to someone.
Step 03 – Navigate the mouse pointer to the bottom of the bar. There you will find a doll symbol with a “+” symbol on it. Click on it, then enter your friend’s nickname in the left field and Riot’s numeric ID in the right part.
Finally, click on the other giant “+” sign next to the fields. Your friend request was successfully sent there! In order for a contact to appear in your friends list, they must first accept your friend request.
Watch out for mistakes!
Note that if you enter an invalid code, you will hear a weak tone and nothing will happen to your friends list. Only a small indication that the entered user does not exist appears on the left-hand side at the bottom of the screen.
The effect is also the same if you try to re-add a person to whom you have already sent a friend invite. So pay close attention to the friend’s nickname and numeric code that has been added.
Now that you know how to add new friends in Valorant, it’s time to compete against each other! Enjoy that it’s here on the blog and also check out our tips on optimizing the game to run with more FPS on your PC.
If you want, you can check out our guide with all the characters in the game and their skills, or even choose the best agents online for an unbeatable team. Remember, knowing the power of any agent is important if you want to gain an advantage in the confrontation.