Want to be invisible to your friends in Valorant? It’s possible with a certain easy trick which we will explain in this guide. You may want to hide from friends and show as offline for multiple reasons. You probably don’t want them to see you playing, or you want to play without them joining you. Of course, you can remove them as a friend but sometimes that is not even an option. Look no further, because we will show you how to appear offline in Valorant.
How to Be Invisible to Friends in Valorant
There is no official way to hide your online status from friends. But you can appear offline in Valorant if you use a third party software called Deceive. As the name suggests, you can deceive your friends and seem invisible while you are actually online and playing. It also seems like Riot has “allowed” the use of this software meaning that you won’t be banned for using it. But they can block the use of Deceive in the future, so if that happens, you need to update the Deceive version you have to get it compatible with Valorant.
How does Deceive work to Show as Offline in Valorant?
What Deceive does is that your chat connection to Riot’s server gets cut off. This is how you appear offline to friends who might want to join you in a game but you are not in the mood to do so. Want to know how to set it up? Follow the steps given below.
How to Use Deceive in Valorant
- First, make sure to close Valorant.
- Download the latest version of Deceive software from Github.
- Once you have the Deceive.exe file, create a shortcut by right clicking on it.
- Then right click on the shortcut you just created.
- Click on Properties.
- In the Target section, add an extra space after .exe and type Valorant.
- Click on Apply.
- Click on OK.
After doing this, run the Deceive shortcut as admin. Then Valorant will open and you will see that your status is ‘online’ or ‘available’ to you but it will show as offline to your friends. Mission accomplished! To know if Deceive is active and running, check your sidebar or message history.
How to Go Back Online
In case the friend you were trying to be invisible to is now offline and you want to show your current status as online, here’s how to do it:
- Right click on the Deceive option and switch to Offline.
- Launch Valorant directly which will also make you appear online.
So, that’s all you need to know about how to appear offline in Valorant and seem invisible to your friends. While you are here, don’t forget to test out these Valorant cheat codes as well.