Riot Games’ Valorant has started to become a very addictive game for people and they are now looking to delete their Valorant account to get rid of the game from their lives.
In this article, we will go through exactly what you have to do to delete your Valorant account. We will also talk about what happens once you delete your Valorant account, the ability to retrieve your account and how deleting your account lets you fully reset your Valorant account information.
How To Delete Your Valorant Account
To delete your Valorant account, you must:
- Go to the Valorant Support Page
- Sign in to Your Riot Account
- File a Ticket Under the Request Type “Account Management, Data Requests, or Deletion”
- Title the Ticket “Account Deletion”
- Wait for an Auto-Response From a Bot
- Reply with the Requested Information
- Wait 30 Days Without Requesting a Cancellation of the Deletion
- Your Account is Deleted!
These steps are the only way you can delete your Valorant account. You must go through these exact steps. Since I already deleted my Valorant account, I am unable to show you all the corresponding images but I’ll do my best I can.
If you are looking to give back, please forward me your screenshots of the images I’m missing as they will be helpful for others who are also looking to quit Valorant. Email them to email@example.com.
Now, let’s get on with the deletion process.
1. Go to the Valorant Support Page
If you Googled “Valorant Support Page”, the first (sometimes 2nd) result that pops up will be the one you need to click on.
If you want to go to their front page, Google Valorant or go to playvalorant.com/en-us/ to start on the official Valorant page.
From there, you will need to click on the “Support” button located on the navigation bar of the window.
Select Valorant on the game selection open and you have officially arrived at the Valorant support page.
2. Sign in to Your Riot Account
Once you have arrived at the Valorant support page, you will need to sign in to your Riot account.
If you use your Riot account for multiple games, you will be unable to delete one game without deleting the others. Therefore, if you want to get rid of your Valorant account and you use that same account for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, League of Runeterra or League of Legends Wild Rift, you will lose access to all of those games.
To sign in from the support page, click on the “Sign In” button situated at the top right of the window on the site’s navigation bar.
From there, you will be required to fill in your username and password. Your username is not your Valorant IGN, it’s your Riot account username. This is the username you use to sign in to Valorant, not the name that is displayed publically. The password is your corresponding password to sign in to Valorant.
Once you have that filled in, press “Sign In” and you will have been successfully signed in to the account you are looking to delete.
3. File a Ticket Under the Request Type “Account Management, Data Requests, or Deletion”
Now you will need to navigate to the page where you can file a ticket. Click on the “Submit a Ticket” item on the navigation bar located at the center top of the screen (as shown in the image below).
From there, you will see a screen that says “Submit a request” and ask you to “CHOOSE A REQUEST TYPE”. To cross-reference, look at the image below. If you don’t see the image below, you clicked the wrong button.
For the request type, you will need to select “Account Management, Data Requests, or Deletion” situated at the button of the fill-in field (as shown in the image below).
This exact term may change from time to time, but for the most part, it should stay the same (if it has changed, let me known via email). If for whatever reason you don’t see that exact option, use a bit of common sense and figure out which response correlates to a deletion of an account.
Once you select the option, assuming you are signed in, you will see a number of other fill-in fields popup.
4. Title the Ticket “Account Deletion”
You will need to fill in your ticket’s title, which will allow Riot Games’ bots to identify you want to delete your account and send you an autoresponse. Therefore, be sure you title it exactly “Account Deletion”.
Once that’s done, you will need to wait a few business days (for some reason I guess Bots take weekends off) before getting a response.
For your description, you can fill in whatever. In my experience, it doesn’t make a difference. However, Riot Games recommends you fill in the following to confirm your identity:
- Account Name (The name you login to the Valorant Client with):
- Summoner Name (The name your friends see in-game on Valorant):
- The server you play on:
- Creation date of the account:
- The location that you registered the account from (City, Country):
- The email address used to originally register your account:
You can fill that in any way in the case, but again in my experience it made no difference. I don’t think the bot really checks it anyway.
Send off that ticket and wait for the response.
5. Wait for an Auto-Response From a Bot
Once you send off the ticket, the bot will respond in a few days. That response would be an automatic message asking you to confirm your request and informing you that you will lose assess to all games associated with that account. Not to mention that the data cannot be retrieved.
I wish I could show an image of this message, but as I mentioned above, my account is already deleted therefore I cannot pull it out. If you have this message, please send me a screenshot through email :).
Don’t get impatient and send a reply yourself. This actually resets your position in the queue and requires you to wait longer. I’ve made that mistake before.
6. Reply with the Requested Information
Anyway, you will need to reply to the bot saying something along the lines of “I understand, please proceed to delete my account”.
After you send that off, you have to play the waiting game once more. But this time you don’t have to do anything specific when you send it off, so if you are looking to quit playing Valorant, you can forget all about it at this point.
7. Wait 30 Days Without Requesting a Cancellation of the Deletion
This is the final message you will get. After much waiting, Riot wants you to suffer more by making you wait once more – in this case, exactly 30 days.
Below are the messages I received for both my Kelfish4 and Kaylefish4 accounts.
With this underway, whatever you do, don’t ask to cancel the deletion process! Obviously, you can if you decide you don’t want to delete your account after all, but assuming you are addicted to the game, this gives Riot Games wiggle room to win you back into the game.
Don’t fall for it, stand your ground and keep yourself busy over these 30 days. Maybe go camping, travel or start the deletion process during peak season at work.
Do whatever you can to make it as easy as possible for you to not think or worry about having to stop the deletion process. Because once you pass that 30-day threshold, all your data is gone and you will lose motivation to play.
If you, however, come back at the 20-day mark, it’s as if you never even queued up a deletion and everything is back to the old gloomy normal.
8. Your Account is Deleted!
Hurray! This step is just a celebration that you made it past the 30-day mark. After you have waited long enough, Riot Games terminated all your personal and account data from their database but keep the money that you’ve spent. Not to mention all the time you may have wasted on the game.
But get excited, life has so much more to offer instead of Valorant. You could spend that same time learning a new instrument, spend time with family, volunteer in the community, work on a business venture, play a less-repetitive story-driven game like Assassin’s Creed. The world is your sandbox now.
No more toxic kids yelling at you and you can focus on what’s really important in life.
What Happens When You Delete Your Valorant Account?
When you delete your Valorant account, Riot Games terminates all associated personal and account information from their database. They also terminate your data from League of Legends, League of Runeterra or Teamfight Tactics that are associated with your account.
If you want to keep your data before the account is deleted, be sure to request it before you delete your account. Because Riot Games is literally removing any trace of your information from their database and will never be able to retrieve that information again.
You also end up losing the temptation to play Valorant after your account is deleted. This is because your motivation to play that came from growth and progress are now diminished as your overall growth and process are all whipped away.
How to Retrieve Your Valorant Account After Deletion?
It’s impossible to retrieve your Valorant account once the deletion process has been completed. This is because Riot Games terminates all associated personal and account information from their database. You can, however, make a brand new account with the same account name.
The sad reality is that once something is gone, you can’t get it back. This is why you have to be completely sure before you delete your account that you will not want to play it again.
If you do desire to play the game again, you must use another person’s account or create a brand new account. You can even use the same username you had before with the same email.
However, after terminating your account, anyone can take your old username as well.
How to Reset Your Valorant Account?
To reset your Valorant account completely, you will need to file an account deletion ticket. After 30 days from approval, Riot Games will terminate all account-related information from their database. You will register your same email and username to have a fully reset account.
Note that by resetting your Valorant account, you will also be actively resetting your account for any Riot Games products that are joint to that ID. This includes League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, League of Runeterra and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
If you are okay with that, you must follow the process stated above in this article to completely reset your Valorant account.
You will have to wait the 30 day grace period to have your account information terminated. Also note that after it’s deleted from the Riot Games database, the username you previously used can now be used by any other person who desires it.
That means you want to quickly recreate your account after you deleted your last one. Especially if your friends try to troll you by taking the name before you can.