How to Recover and Prevent Valorant Account from Being Hacked [Easily]
Valorant is a first-person shooter game, that created its unique reputation among the gaming community. Despite the tremendous competition, Valorant has offered the players a wide variety of characters based on different cultures, one way to unite the international community. With a wide variety of guns to choose from to agents with different special abilities, the game turned out to be a huge success.
But once a wise man said, with great games comes great cheaters. Just like this, Valorant is often plagued by hackers. However, Riot Games are very active when it comes to banning hackers and making their games cheat-free. However, sometimes the players do get their accounts hacked. And if you’re an esports player then losing your account would be very frustrating. That’s why we are here to help you recover your hacked Valorant account. Furthermore, we will tell you how to secure your Valorant account from being hacked.
So first of all, how to know that our account has been hacked? There are a few pointers that you have to keep in mind.
- Certain settings, such as skins and crosshairs, have been mysteriously altered.
- If you get emails or Discord messages directing you on how to recover your account that is not from Valorant or Riot, please disregard them.
- Receiving odd Valorant friend requests that are followed by statements concerning your account and password
There are a few other in-game activities that you can monitor
- Is there evidence of unauthorized outbound messages in your activity log?
- Do your friends mention seeing you in games you never played in?
- Are you being disqualified abruptly while playing?
- Have you dropped unexpectedly in the rankings since your last login?
If the above-mentioned points are evident to you, then there is a chance that your account must have been hacked. So now it takes us to the question “How to recover our account?”
So there are two possibilities here. The first one is that your account is hacked but you still have access to the account. So in case follow the below steps.
- Change your password right now.
- On the Riot Games recovery website, you can reset your password.
- It is strongly advised that you use a password manager to protect your account from other strong hacking attacks.
- Change the password for the Riot Games account’s email address.
- If you have saved credit card information on your Riot Games account, contact your bank to deactivate and replace your card.
Now comes the second possibility, your account has been hacked and your username and password have been changed. In this case, follow the below steps.
- You must create a support ticket with Riot Games.
- Choose “Recover my account” from the drop-down menu.
- You must fill out a form that contains information about your account. Include as much information as possible in the description area. Include information such as when you first observed unusual activity on your account, what it was, and any relevant attachments.
The better you fill-up the details it will be easier for the recovery team to take action and soon retrieve your account.
If you have been wondering how hackers take access to your account, then there are numerous ways a hacker can get access to your account. Down below are some pointers which you should keep in mind. This may prevent your account from getting hacked.
- Scams involving e-mail. When prompted for login information, always double-check the email address. It is commonly known as Phishing scams
- When you sign on, you walk away. If others may access your device, always sign out of your account.
- The email account has been compromised. If the email address linked with your Valorant account is hacked, hackers will have an easy time breaking in.
- Passwords that aren’t strong. Using a password manager can help protect against brute-force attacks.
- You are sharing your account. The more people that have access to your account, the more likely it is to be hacked.
The above-mentioned pointers are enough to secure your account from any hacking attempt. Do check out our other articles that will give you other insights about different games.