MineCraft to get new feature to facilitate Username changes
Players will be able to change their username with the new feature. Minecraft has completed five years in the market, which can be considered as a ...
Minecraft has completed five years in the market, which can be considered as a long while for some players to be stuck with the same old username which they might have intended to change. The game presently does not have any facility for the players to change their username. No official date has been set for the release of name changes, but various devs have teased the feature via Tweets, indicating that it might come sooner rather than later.
There is also an official word on the username support page of the game which yielded information in this regard ”When you first create your username, the website lets you know that you will not be able to change it, and requires a confirmation. We do not yet support changing or editing usernames, though this is planned for the future. We do not have a set release date for this feature. Make sure that you choose wisely, as your username will be used for your multiplayer persona and is visible to others.”
Username changes will not be available before Minecraft version 1.8. This does not mean that 1.8 is the release date for the username change feature.
Changing your username will be free, and limited to a certain number of changes in a given time period.
Username changes will only be available to Minecraft profiles that are on a Mojang account (those that log in with their email address). If you still log in with your username, visit account.mojang.com/migrate to update to the newer account format.
Minecraft servers now use a player’s unique identifying number (UUIDs) to deal with player data. This means that if you have a cape, are a server admin, or are whitelisted or banned on a server, nothing will change.
You cannot change your name to an existing username. That would be crazy.
Unmodified servers and Minecraft itself will handle most of the transitions to using UUIDs. Custom mods or plugins will need to update to accommodate for these changes.
Also minecraft received the Horse Update for PlayStation 3 and PS Vista.