We’ve all been there, been that kid who loved Winnie the Pooh, loved Milne’s stories so much that your friends would jovially call you ‘Pooh’ as a nickname. “Hey Pooh,” they would say. Or, “Smells like Pooh’s arrived at the party”. Or even, sometimes “F*** off, no one wants you here”. Ah, school days. But as you got older and your interests changed you wanted to lose the nickname but you’d found it had stuck.
Starcraft 2 players were in a similar sticky situation, until now.
Once you’d picked your name in Starcraft 2 that was it for good. Blizzard said that they planned on giving a means with which to change that but beyond that initial promise it never materialised.
By way of apologising for not providing a paid-name change, Blizzard has provided all accounts with a single free name change. They've also stated that the promised paid-name change will be appearing, though it will not be a priority till after the release of Heart of the Swarm.
The instructions for changing your name go as such: "If you'd like to change your character name, log in to Account Management and choose your StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty game license. On your game license screen a "Character Name Change" button at the bottom will initiate the request. After confirming that you'd like to change your character name, log in to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and you'll be prompted to assign your character a new name."