Here are the Dos and Don’ts if you want to get the elusive Riot Gun Buddy in VALORANT.

As the most sought in-game item in the esports industry, the Riot Gun Buddy is one of countless designs, all representing different themes including cosmetics, rank and agents.

Why is the Riot Buddy so rare?

(Image via Riot Games / WestJett)
(Image via Riot Games / WestJett)

Developers are allowed a total of 10 buddies to give out at their discretion, limiting the number of Riot buddies available.. As a result, they tend to be picky about who they gift these rare digital items.

How do I get a Riot Gun Buddy?

There are a few ways to get the buddy, and although possible, the chances are slim. Riot Gun Buddies are not available for purchase. Here's a list of how you might get one:

  • Become a Rioter: You may apply for jobs at Riot Games. Rioters have an allocated number of buddies to give out. They are welcome to send them out as they please. This could be to friends or even people that leave lasting impressions.
  • Sportsmanship: With a slim chance of receiving the Riot Gun Buddy, sportsmanship is a well-known method. It is also officially endorsed. If you happen to have a Rioter as your teammate, there is a chance they will reward you if they notice kindness and sportsmanship.
  • Become a public figure: Being a public figure in the industry is a way to obtain the Riot Gun Buddy. It is a surefire way to catch the attention of Rioters. To become a public figure, you might try streaming, joining the professional circuit, or working with tournament organizers. The latter might allow you to meet Rioters in person.

What not to do?

(Image via Riot Games)
(Image via Riot Games)
  • Harass Rioters or Customer Service: Do not harass rioters on their social media or in their private lives. Do no submit support tickets requesting it.
  • Bothering Riot Gun Buddy holders: If you come across a teammate or opponent with a Gun Buddy, do not spam, harass, or bully someone for having it. They are not able to give it out and may not want to share their streams.

We wish you luck in your pursuit of obtaining the Riot Gun Buddy.

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