RiiTag on Wii U

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RiiTag is a customizable and dynamic gamertag. By sharing your gamertag (a dynamic image), you can show what you’ve been playing to your friends! You launch a plugin on your Wii U console, and the tag updates on-the-fly.

What you need

  • A device capable of interacting with SD cards
  • Softmodded Wii U console
    • If you have not softmodded your Wii U yet, please do so. You cannot proceed without.
  • A Discord account
  • The latest release of Wii U Plugin Loader
  • The latest release of UTag plugin


Section I - Website instructions
  1. Go to the RiiTag website.
  2. Click Log In and log in with your Discord account.
  3. A dialog will pop up asking you if you want to authorize RiiConnect24 Login with Discord. Click Authorize.
  4. Click Edit Your Tag and customize it to how you like. You can add a background, overlay, flag, nickname, Wii Number, and manually enter in games to show on your tag (not needed if you’re using a USB Loader).
  5. Click Show Key and make note of the key shown. This will be used later on in this guide.
  6. Click Submit to save your changes.

Do not share your RiiTag key with anyone! If you do, people can abuse your tag.

Section II - Setting things up on the SD card
  1. Extract the Wii U Plugin Loader .zip file to the root of your SD card
    • You should see a folder titled wiiupluginloader in /wiiu/apps/ on your SD.
  2. Place the UTag.mod file in the /wiiu/plugins/ folder on your SD card.
  3. Create a new file titled utag.txt on the root of your SD card, and open it with a text editor.
  4. Paste the key you made note of earlier in Step 5 of Section I - Getting Started into this utag.txt file, and save it.
    • We’re all done with the SD card side of things.
  5. Insert your SD card into your Wii U.
Section III - Running the plugin
  1. Using your preferred method (browser exploit, Haxchi, Homebrew Launcher application, etc.), launch the Homebrew Launcher on your Wii U console.
  2. Navigate to, and launch the homebrew application titled Wii U Plugin Loader.
  3. You should be greeted with a menu, including a toggle for UTag. Enable UTag, and then press + on the Wii U GamePad. You should now be kicked back to the Wii U Menu.

You have now set up RiiTag on your Wii U! Note that you will have to launch the plugin with the above procedure every time you wish to launch the plugin, unless things change. In which case, this guide will be updated. Now go play some games, and watch them show up on your RiiTag!

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