StarCraft II gamers get a free name change

When StarCraft II launched, a whole bunch of people got more than a little confused when they were asked to enter their names. The result: swarms of gamers with names that “didn’t represent their usual multiplayer nicknames”, unusual monikers, or – embarrassingly – their real name in many cases.

Today though, that all changes. Blizzard have made good on the promise they made back in August, giving all gamers one free name change. Just one, so choose wisely.

You’ll have to log into Account Management on, choose your StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty game license, and click the “Character Name Change” button at the bottom of your screen.

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Choose wisely, this time!

Make sure it’s what you really want to do, though – and then log in to the game and pick your new name.

Blizzard advise you to choose carefully, this time around – they will not change your name again for you just because you feel like it.

However, there’s still buzz about a World of Warcraft-style service which will see you able to purchase additional name changes for a fee. Stay tuned for more details on that – and in the meantime, I’ll see your newly-renamed self on the battlefield.

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