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No more embarrassing BattleTags as Blizzard lets you pay for more name changes

BattleTag name change

We've all been there, adolescence I mean. We've all pruned and preened to stand out from the crowd, even in the digital realm. And now you no longer have to live with the foul remains of the folly of youth.

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Until this weekend, Blizzard's online community network Battle.Net would only permit changes to your unique identifying handle once, and if you weren't quite out of the dark woods of puberty when you took that decision there's a good chance you were, to put it mildly, quite screwed.

Now the one-time name change is just the one-timeĀ free name change and even if you're still happy to be known as KewlKelly or SnipeViper or ChaosSmurf now, you are only a few years and $10 away from redemption.

So if you're stuck with a reminder of that one bad nickname from school, or you changed to Genji in a fit of post-Overwatch release hype only to realise Bnet isn't Steam, you can now change your moniker...for a price.

See Blizzard's blog post detailing of exactly where to go to cleanse your digital soul, or just blunder into Account Management and figure it out from there like the rest of us.

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1 Year ago

Is there any explanation for why this costs whereas on Steam it's free? I mean did Valve just have the right forethought and pre-planning in designing their system, or is it just the case that Blizzard are making more bank?

I'm usually hesitant to say things like that, but $10 for a name change seems kind of ridiculous. That's about the cost of most DLC's, and I SERIOUSLY doubt it involves the same amount of work as even the most basic cosmetic addons (or if it does, it really shouldn't for that kind of database change).

I mean there's a system in my Steam friends list where I can even see what previous names I've seen my friends go under. Everyone has their own unique account ID, but as far as I'm aware (haven't done it more than a few times myself) they can call themselves whatever they want, whenever.