How to add friends in Valorant

Learn how to add and play with your friends in Valorant, because everything's better with your pals.

Playing a team-based FPS with random matchmaking is often little better than a chaotic deathmatch, so we do our best to avoid it when possible. Valorant is especially dependent on your team working together, so save yourself some trouble and learn how to add friends in Valorant so you can play as a team. It’s quick, and simple, all you’ll need to do is follow the steps below.

How to add friends in Valorant

The quick steps to add friends in Valorant are listed below, with explanations underneath:

  • Get your Riot ID and share it with your friends
  • Search for your Riot ID in the friends section of the main menu
  • Send and accept friend invites
  • Invite your friends to a party
How to add friends in Valorant
© Riot Games

You can add friends in Valorant from the main menu. What you’re after are a couple of buttons shown in the bottom right corner of the screen. Click the Magnifying Glass icon to open a search where you can enter the Riot ID for anyone that you know. This is your username followed by a hashtag and a four digit number. If you already have a League of Legends account and are friends, you may already see them in your list.

To see your Riot ID, hover the mouse of your name in the party section on the right side of the main menu. A box will appear listing your name and the Riot ID number. Share this with your friends or have them share with you then search for this in the box in the bottom right. 

Once you’ve added them, click your friends names in the list on the right of the screen and choose to send an invite. If they accept, they’ll be added to your party. From there, anyone in the party who needs to can eadd each other as friends with a simple click of the name in the party. 

After you’ve all grouped up, hit the Play Now button to start searching for a match. And there you have it, it’s as simple as that to play with friends in Valorant.

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By reading this guide you should have learned how to add friends in Valorant. If you’re after any other advice, leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to help!

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