When making a Riot Games account, you have to select a specific region within which you’ll be playing your favorite games, including VALORANT. Having region-locked matchmaking prevents players from gaming with high ping. As an added bonus, matching players within the same region in VALORANT (which is a tactical shooter, requiring a great deal of communication) increases the odds of them being able to communicate with each other properly.
If you would like to change your matchmaking region in VALORANT, it is not an easy task. Changing your region through the developer itself is only possible in the event that a player has been wrongfully assigned to a region they do not currently reside in. Officially, it is impossible to change your region in VALORANT for any other reason. There are ways to circumvent the regulations, though, so that you can play VALORANT with people from all over the world, but the downside here is that you will have to create a new account in order to do so.
The Best Way to Change Region in VALORANT
The secret ingredient is a VPN. In short, a VPN is a type of online technology which encrypts your online activity and allows you to freely surf the web without worrying about any safety concerns. One of the key features of many VPNs is the ability to connect your VPN to a specific geographical location, which can be very helpful when trying to bypass geo-restrictions on various websites and applications. This is how we will be able to change our region in VALORANT.
When deciding on which VPN you want to use, remember to do your own research and choose a reputable, safe and trustworthy service. Keep in my mind that when you decide to use a third-party service, you are doing so at your own risk.
Before we jump into the nitty-gritty, there are a few more things worth mentioning. Firstly, if you want to play in a different region in VALORANT, it is imperative that you create a new account, as it is impossible to change region on an already set up Riot Games account. Secondly, it has to be said that most competent VPN services are not free to use. However, when dealing with personal information such as your traffic data and IP address, we recommend paying a couple bucks extra for access to a credible and quality service provider.
Now, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change your region in Valorant:
Install a VPN on Your Computer
There are a ton of reputable VPN providers on the web to choose from. When making your decision on which one to subscribe to, take these factors into consideration: price, internet speed, server network (whether they have a server in the country you want to change your region to), safety and privacy measures, customer support, and well as user reviews.
Change Your IP Address
Changing your IP address is very simple. Go to your VPN provider’s servers list and search for the country you want to change your region to (for example, ‘China’). Once you find your desired country, click on it and your IP will soon be changed into a new one. Now, we can finally get onto changing your VALORANT region.
Set Up A New VALORANT Account
Now, when setting up your new (free) account, the Region of Residence should be set to the country you selected in your VPN service. If not, select your desired country manually and continue as normal. Finally, download the game and hop into a match, based in your new region.
Changing your region in VALORANT isn’t exactly possible since you can’t change the region of an account once it’s been created, but since the game is free to play there are definitely ways to play in different regions in case you want to play with your friends who live in different parts of the world.