Valorant is a popular multiplayer FPS game from Riot Games that meant to level with other popular competitive shooters.
Much like with their other popular release (League of Legends), you can select a champion, team up and fight your way to the top.
Now here’s the less exciting part: Valorant comes with a region lock, which is a bit unfair, but that’s all we get for now.
Despite the fact that players from all around the world have been pleading for server transfers, Riot is yet to implement this feature.
The reasons why you’d want to change your Valorant region range from lower lag, to unblock certain payment options and queue with other players.
In this short guide we’ll try to explain how you can change your Valorant region in no time.
How can I change my region in Valorant?
1. Check Valorant’s support page
- Head over to Valorant’s region change support page
- Scroll down until you see the Log In button
- Click the Log In button and sign in to your Valorant account
- Press the Check button
- Wait for the system to check if you’re eligible for a location change
That’s the official way to change your region in Valorant, and it requires no additional tools.
You just log into your account and let the system perform a quick region check.
If you’re eligible, you can easily select another region that you feel meets your needs better.
On the downside, you’ll only be able to switch to countries that Valorant deems appropriate for your location.
If you encounter any error during this seamless process, don’t shy away from submitting a ticket.
2. Use a VPN
- Buy a VPN subscription plan
- Download the VPN installer on your PC
- Install the VPN client on your PC
- Launch the VPN
- Connect to a country that you want to use with Valorant
- Head over to Valorant’s website
- Create a new Valorant account using the VPN location as your region
The new account that you create will be linked to the country you’ve connected to using your VPN client.
Note that you may have to connect to the chosen VPN location each time you play Valorant.
A consequence of choosing a different country than your real location is an increase in ping and possibly packet loss.
This method may not be convenient for everyone, considering that it involves creating a new Valorant account.
However, right now it’s the only way you can choose a different location for your Valorant account, given that there’s no server transfer support yet.
To sum things up, if you’re trying to change your Valorant region, you’ll be glad to know that there are two ways you can go about it.
The official way involves accessing a region change support page and letting Valorant’s system perform a check to see if you’re eligible.
This method may not work every time (reportedly it rarely, if ever, works) and you may have to submit a ticket.
The second method involves using a VPN and creating a new Valorant account using the VPN location as your default region.