Starcraft 2 players given free name change by way of Blizzard apology


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 toAccount Managementand 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.”

Thanks Polygon.