Most modern online competitive titles allow players a great deal of freedom with how they want to personalize their profile in the game, and Overwatch 2 is no stranger to this fact.
From changing their in-game settings to equipping new titles and character cosmetics, there is a lot that fans can do in Blizzard’s latest franchise. Unique in-game titles allow players to provide their profiles a fair bit of personality and help them be easily remembered by those that they matchmake with and against.
Hence, picking one's username in competitive titles is something that is very important, and this is especially true in Overwatch 2. The shooter does not allow one to change their in-game as frequently as one would hope.
Hence, today’s guide will specifically go over how players will be able to change their in-game name in Overwatch 2, and why it is important that they get their usernames right, at least on the first reset.
Changing your username in Overwatch 2
Here's how you can change your in-game name in Overwatch 2:
- Launch the Blizzard Battle.net launcher and then go to your user profile. You can do this by clicking on your profile icon that is present at the top-right corner of the screen.
- After clicking on the profile icon, you will then be required to click on View Account, which will then automatically take you to the Battle.net Dashboard on your default web browser. It is here on the official website that you will be able to change your name in the shooter.
- Click on Account Details, which will automatically take you to the BattleTag section. You will need to click on the Update button to change your name in Overwatch 2.
- Changing your name in the Battle.net client will automatically change your name in the shooter.
It’s important to keep in mind that you will only be able to change your name for free once. For a subsequent alteration, you will be required to pay a 10$ fee to purchase a new Battle Tag.
Additionally, updating one's Battle Tag in Battle.net will change the in-game names for all the other games that are linked to the account. Hence, if you have already replaced your battle Tag once for free in another game, you might be required to pay the 10$ fee to get it changed in Overwatch 2.
In competitive multiplayer games, especially shooters like OW2, Valorant, and Apex Legends, in-game names go a long way in making the online experience much more memorable and unique. Not only do they give your profile a persona, but really cool usernames stick out a lot from the rest of the competition, making it quite a special experience for many.