Is your Riot ID the same as your username?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Your Riot ID is not the same as your username. Your Riot ID is the in-game name that is visible to other players when you play games like Legends of Runeterra, Project A, Wild Rift, and other future titles developed by Riot Games. It’s like your Summoner Name in League of Legends but for all Riot Games titles.

The purpose of a Riot ID is to provide players with a unique and customizable identifier that they can use across multiple Riot Games titles. This means that you can have a different Riot ID for each game, allowing you to choose a name that best represents you in each specific game.

Having a separate Riot ID from your username gives players the flexibility to create different personas or identities in different games. For example, you might have a serious-sounding Riot ID for competitive games like Project A, while having a more casual or fun-sounding Riot ID for games like Wild Rift or Legends of Runeterra.

Creating a Riot ID is a great opportunity for players to express their personality and creativity. You can choose a unique and memorable name that represents you or reflects your interests. However, it’s important to note that there may be some restrictions or guidelines imposed by Riot Games to ensure that Riot IDs are appropriate and respectful.

It’s worth mentioning that your Riot Account username is separate from your Riot ID. Your Riot Account username is used for logging into your Riot Account and accessing various Riot Games services. It is not visible to other players in-game. So, while your Riot ID is the name that other players see, your Riot Account username is used for account management purposes.

In my personal experience, I’ve found the concept of Riot IDs to be a great addition to the Riot Games ecosystem. It allows players to have more control over their in-game identities and adds another layer of personalization to the gaming experience. I’ve enjoyed choosing different Riot IDs for different games, as it allows me to tailor my in-game persona to the specific game I’m playing.

To summarize, your Riot ID is not the same as your username. It is the in-game name that is visible to other players and can be customized for each Riot Games title. It provides players with the opportunity to express their personality and create unique identities in different games.