How to Connect Valorant to Discord

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Updated on Dec 11, 2023
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How to Connect Valorant to Discord

How to Connect Valorant to Game Activity Status on PC

By connecting Valorant to the game activity feature, the auto-detect system will scan the game file of Valorant and display it to your account as your currently running game in your status message.

To connect Valorant to your game activity:

  1. Open Discord
  2. Once you open Discord, hover over the User Settings option

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Click on Activity Privacy and turn on Display current activity as a status message unlike in older versions, it can be found in the game activity tab


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  1. Click on Registered Games; In older versions of Discord, it appears as Activity Status or Game Activity
  2. Valorant should be automatically connected in Registered Games by the auto-detect system

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  1. Search for Valorant in your added games to check if it's connected, and it will present as your game status

You can also check what your friends are playing; click Friends and view your buddies and the game they're currently playing.


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Unfortunately, some games won't show in your online status. Thus, you must manually create a custom status for them!

How to Manually Add Valorant to Game Activity Status on PC

You will have to manually add the games to create a custom status because there are scenarios that they're not usually added automatically by the auto-detect system. If Valorant is still not added to your game status by the program, follow these steps!

  1. Open Discord
  2. Once you open Discord, hover over the User Settings option

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  1. Click on Activity Privacy and turn on Display current activity as a status message unlike in older versions, it can be found in the game activity tab

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  1. Click on Registered Games; In older versions of Discord, it appears as Activity Status or Game Activity
  2. Click the Add it! hyperlink

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  1. You will see a dropdown list, and there you can search for Valorant

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  1. Check if Valorant is now in your custom status

How to Enable Discord Overlay For Valorant

You can enable Discord Overlay for Valorant to experience excellent communication with other players by following these steps:

  1. Launch Discord and access the User Settings by clicking the gear icon at the bottom

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  1. From the Activity Settings, select Game Overlay and turn on Enable in-game overlay

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  1. Remember to set a keybind on TOGGLE OVERLAY LOCK located beside the Enable in-game overlay option to activate this feature
  2. After that, go to Registered Games to check if the Discord overlay in Valorant is turned-on
  3. If not, click the monitor asson next to the game, and it will turn on

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  1. You could also set a hotkey for Toggle Overlay in the Keybinds option with Add a Keybind to display your in-game overlay

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  1. Discord Overlay will automatically start running while playing Valorant

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However, this special feature does not work for some gamers, and here are some solutions for you!

Ways to Fix Discord Overlay Not Showing Up

There are multiple cases and probable causes why your Discord Overlay does not work. These causes include that the game you currently play does not support this feature or could be security software. These are possible fix that might help you, such as:

Changing Discord Overlay Hotkey

Conflict hotkeys can be one of the causes for the Discord Overlay Feature not to appear. A solution would be changing the hotkey for Discord Overlay Feature by following these steps:

  1. Launch Discord and access the User Settings option

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  1. From the Activity Settings, select Game Overlay
  2. Besides the Enable in-game overlay option, you will find the TOGGLE OVERLAY LOCK option

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  1. Assign a new hotkey to the option and check if Discord Overlay is working

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  1. Reboot Discord by pressing Ctrl + R and check if your Discord Overlay works

Running Discord as Administrator

Not providing admin privileges for Discord can sometimes cause the overlay feature not to appear. You can run Discord as an administrator by following these steps:

  1. Right-click your shortcut Discord application
  2. There, you will find an option to Run as an administrator

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Another way of running it as an administrator is by:

  1. Right-clicking your shortcut Discord application and selecting properties.

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  1. In the pop-up window, find the Compatibility tab
  2. Check Run this program as an administrator

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  1. Restart Discord by pressing Ctrl + R and see if the Discord Overlay Feature is fully functioning.

Disabling Hardware Acceleration

Enabled Hardware Acceleration can cause Discord Overlay Feature to not show up. Follow these steps to disable hardware acceleration:

  1. Launch Discord app and click the User Settings icon

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  1. Select Advanced

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  1. There you will find an option of Hardware Acceleration, then disable it

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  1. Restart Discord by pressing Ctrl + R and see if your Discord Overlay works

Rescaling Screen Display

Check if your display scale is 100%; if not, I suggest turning it in 100%, as this might cause the Discord Overlay Feature not to appear on your screen.

  1. To launch the Run command dialog box, press Win + R
  2. After launching the Run command dialog box, type ms-settings: and press Enter

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  1. Select System

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  1. Select Display, and there you can find Scale and Layout
  2. Set Scale and Layout to 100%

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  1. Restart Discord by pressing Ctrl + R and see if your Discord Overlay works

Reinstalling Discord

If it's still not working even though you tried all the solutions above, I suggest reinstalling your Discord, as the problem might be within the application. To do this, follow these steps to reinstall Discord:

  1. To launch the Run command dialog box, press Win + R
  2. After launching the Run command dialog box, type Control Panel and press Enter

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  1. Select Uninstall a program under Programs

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  1. Find Discord, right click and select Uninstall

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  1. After successfully uninstalling Discord, install it on their official website
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