Valorant: How to Add Friends

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From left to right, Agents Omen and Viper holding Vandal guns on Site B of the Icebox map in Valorant.

Valorant is a team-based, tactical first-person shooter created by Riot Games. The game sees teams of five go against each other and take turns to attack and defend sites. With that being said, co-operation and teamwork can be vital for securing a win in Valorant, so you might want to recruit some friends to play alongside you.

In this guide, we explain how to add friends and accept friend requests in Valorant.


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Valorant: How To Add Friends

Players can add friends in Valorant from the bottom right of their home menu, by inputting their Riot ID and tagline.

Adding friends is simple... provided they can remember their Riot ID and tagline. Once you know the ID and tagline of your friend, simply navigate to the lower right-hand corner of your home menu and click the icon that displays a person with a '+' symbol (shown above).


From here, you can input your friends details and click '+'. It may take a moment, but they'll soon have a friend request from you to accept. Once accepted, you can hover over their name in your friends list, and if they're online, you can join their party or invite them to join yours.

Players can accept friend requests in Valorant in the lower right-hand corner of their home menu, by selecting the mail icon and accepting the request.

If things are the other way around, and your friend has sent you a request, it'll pop up in the lower left corner of your home menu screen with a small mail icon. Clicking on this will display the above image, and you'll be able to click 'Add Friend' to accept them. Then, let the games commence!

That's everything you need to know about adding and accepting new friends in Valorant. Valorant is fun to play solo, but playing with a strong duo or even a team of five is much-needed if you want to climb competitive ranks. To up your game, check out our guide on how to get better at Valorant or our guide to the ranking system if you plan on playing competitive matches with friends.


This article was updated on 16th November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor. Contributions from Lloyd Coombes.