Activision Is Letting You Change Your Battle.net ID for Free But Only for a Limited Time

Published 10/25/2021, 2:14 PM EDT


If you do not have an embarrassing username from your World of Warcraft days, consider yourself lucky. As for the rest of the players who have had to suffer for years because of the poor choices in their early days, Activision Blizzard has some relieving news for you.

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Since Blizzard Entertainment’s return to the world of Overwatch comes with essential changes to the game’s characters, the developer is now allowing players to rewrite their mistakes by letting them change their BattleTag for free. Here’s everything you need to know about the Overwatch developer’s recent announcement.

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Activision Blizzard: free BattleTag change

As the community waits for updates on the next title in the franchise, Overwatch 2, what the fans do know is a favorite hero will now have a new name. Following the departure of Jesse McCree, lead level designer for Overwatch, the devs decided to rename the hero Cole Cassidy.

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The announcement of the rename option, although it came a day prior, is in correlation with Cassidy’s addition to the roster as per the blog post. Starting October 22nd, Activision Blizzard has been allowing all members to change their BattleTag for free before November 5, 2021. However, this only applies to anyone who does not have a free name change available.

Individuals can register for the name change by filling a form. Although the form is not much of a hassle, the post form process can take up to four weeks. But waiting for a name change is better than having your friends call you the not-so-ideal alias you came up with in school, isn’t it?

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Now, if you are thinking of stacking up the name change cards by filling the form, that isn’t happening. As per the official word from the creators of Overwatch, “Existing name changes will not stack for future use.” All additional alterations will require players to spend $10 USD. So don’t forget to make the best out of this opportunity to let go of that humiliating handle and come with a smart one.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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