StarCraft 2 players can now change their character names for free

Saturday, 12th January 2013 19:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

StarCraft 2 players can now change their names for free, according to a post on

According to Blizzard, players can now change their character names through the account management system, choose your StarCraft 2 game license, click on the Character Name Change button, and there you go. After confirming the name change, log into the game and assign your character a new name.

The ability to change names for free comes after Blizzard planned to make a paid name change service available to players, but prioritized work on Battle Tags and completing Heart of the Swarm instead.

“The fact that we didn’t keep you updated when we deprioritized the feature was a mistake, and we aim to do a much better job of keeping you informed in the future,” reads the post.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that the lack of name change options has caused anyone. We should have more information about a Paid Character Name Change feature shortly after the release of Heart of the Swarm. In the meantime, we’ve added a new free name change to all player accounts, [and] another free name change [will be offfered] to all players when the new Clans feature goes live in the next couple of months.

“So don’t worry about removing your clan tag from your character name with this one. We will alert you to that when the time comes.”

More information on this can be found through the link.



  1. Mineral4r7s

    Paid name changes is nonsense. Its like paying zuckerberg 100 dollar to write him a message. Oh wait.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Talkar

    Have to agree with you. Sure we get a few free name changes, but considering it is just a string in a database getting updated, i don’t see why they should charge for it…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight


    TO control the amount of people change the name and it having to update the database maybe?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Talkar

    ^The control is done by simple validation, and the database update happens automatically. I really doubt anyone manually handles the name changes.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    Lol, best spam bot yet!

    “I became Sizzly…” :D

    Hahaha, I’m going to start saying that now! :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight


    I wasn’t suggesting that it was manually done. I was suggesting that its done to not overwhelm the automation system.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Talkar

    ^In that case they could just implement a queing system, if there are a set amount of requests, then they will be taken care of at a later time. Not really that hard to do.

    #7 2 years ago

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