Here is how to change your Valorant home screen

Olivia Richman • June 17, 2022 11:36 am

Looking to customize your Valorant home screen? Some gamers have discovered it’s possible, but it may not be advised.

A Valorant player recently took to Reddit to show the FPS community a neat trick they uncovered. They found the background of the home screen could be changed to just about anything by going to a special file location.

VALORANT/live/ShooterGame/Content/Movies/Menu/HomeScreen.mp4

On a social media thread, the user even showed a video of their own background having Walter White from Breaking Bad. They also noted that the video’s length and audio can’t be changed. The file must also be “Read Only.”

Changing the home screen in Valorant may not be advised

The Valorant community responded with curiosity to the revelation. Some suggested adding a highlight reel of plays and headshots. There’s no denying that customizing the home screen to reflect a player’s interests or best gaming moments is a fun discovery.

Unfortunately, it may not be the best idea.

Some Valorant players started questioning if Vanguard would even allow the files to be changed. Others wondered if they would get banned for changing the file. It wasn’t clear if changing the home screen background would lead to a ban automatically or if players had a high chance of getting away with it.

A Valorant subreddit mod said that they had reached out to Riot Support to find out if it’s allowed and the team “strongly recommended” that players not change the background. Tampering with a game file can lead to permanent bans.

While there is definitely some risk with changing the Valorant home screen background, many felt it was worth the risk to have Walter White there.

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