Riot today has released a PSA on how Valorant players can earn a Fist Bump Gun Buddy charm. But really, it was Riot’s polite way of asking players to stop spamming devs’ Twitter DMs for the charm, as players can only get one by “demonstrating good sportsmanship while in a match with a Riot employee.”
You want Gun Buddies, we love giving them. But there’s really only one way to earn the Riot Fist Bump Gun Buddy.
Follow these tips and read our full advice here: https://t.co/upQSzDLVSS pic.twitter.com/HgHRsugAVG
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) July 14, 2022
In the new Gun Buddy FAQ post, Riot specifically pointed out that it is not a good idea to ask a Riot employee for the charm. “There’s a limit to the number of Fist Bumps each Rioter can give out,” Riot said. “So they’re unlikely to give you one just because you asked–if anything, this lessens your chances.”
Riot also said that no Rioter will ever offer to sell players a Gun Buddy and submitting a ticket for a Gun Buddy while claiming good sportsmanship will also not work. The company added that following Rioters on Twitter and sliding into their DMs will also–guess what?–not work.