How To Change Your Overwatch Username

Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter game designed and developed by Blizzard, an American video game developer company.

If you haven’t played the game much, then you wouldn’t know about its unique character design, imaginative maps, advanced weapons, stunning realized style, and compelling action.


The best thing I liked about Overwatch is that any kind of player can enjoy the game, you don’t have to always take snipers or shotguns to win the game.

But, today we are not here to discuss how good the game is, instead, we will see how to change the Overwatch username.

As a video game player, everyone wants to maintain a unique or special username. But, if you’ve been playing the game since it’s release (or for a long time), you must have taken the common username and would like to change now.

But, changing the Overwatch username is a bit tricky and we have received several emails asking us to explain it as they are not able to change their username.

In this article, we will see how to change your Overwatch username.

Change your Overwatch Username

Before we go ahead on how to change the username, you should know that you can only change your BattleTag (player-chosen nickname that identifies your Blizzard account) once for free.

Although you can change it for the number of times you want, you’ll have to pay a small fee.

Changing Overwatch username is a bit difficult compared to other video games because you cannot change it directly from the game, instead, you have to do it in the Blizzard portal.

As we have discussed, Overwatch is developed by Blizzard, so you need to go to Blizzard account portal from its official website.

To change the Overwatch username, you have to follow the steps below:

  • Go to Blizzard website and log in to your Blizzard account.
  • On the left side menu, select the ‘Account Details’.
  • Scroll down to the ‘BattleTag’ and click on ‘Update’.
  • Change the name.
  • Lastly, click on ‘Change Your BattleTag’.


Within a few minutes, your username will be changed and reflected in Overname. Now, whenever you play the game, your new username will be displayed.

If you want to change your username once again, then you’ll have to pay $10. No one knows why Blizzard charges for changing the username because it costs them nothing. I don’t remember any other video game that charges for changing the username.

Choosing a Username for Overwatch

Now, you know how to change Overwatch Username, but it’s hard to find an exceptional (or cool) username as there’s a lot of competition in that also.

You may have seen some really unique usernames of other players that you have remembered the name of as soon as you read them. That said, great usernames can stand out you from the other gamers.

So, you need to pick a great username before any other game player does. We suggest keeping yourself updated with the trends so that you look the coolest one whenever you play a multiplayer game.

The best way to pick a trendy name is by using social media because of any trending news viral from social media itself.

Tip: You should wait till you find a superb username, but do not copy someone’s username ever.

Below are some of the ways which you can take into consideration while choosing an Overwatch username.


Several Overwatch players have created their Twitter profile and suggest really unique usernames that you can choose.

One of the best accounts you can follow is Reaper Names. We have seen many players who thank Reaper Names for providing the usernames.


If you don’t know about it, then it might be difficult for you to choose a username as most of them are already taken by others. Nevertheless, you can take inspiration from those usernames, and maybe you’ll come out with an excellent one on your own.


You might not use Tumblr often, but there is an account named Funny Overwatch Names which provides unique and funny usernames that you can use for yourself.


You can even submit a post either you have a great idea or you want to ask others whether your username is exceptional or not because sometimes what we feel is great doesn’t mean it will be liked by others as well.

Game Name Generator

Generating a username from Game Name Generators is a fun part. Several name generators are out there, such as SpinXO, Jimpix, and more.

If you want to give a personal touch to your username, then you should use SpinXO. It lets you generate a username based on your nickname, hobbies, likes, numbers, etc. So, you’ll be able to create a username according to your personality.


Wrapping Up

Overwatch is a shooter game and the best of its genre. It was released four years ago and has been providing an unparalleled multiplayer experience since then.

Most importantly, it’s never being ignored by gamers after all these years. And we would recommend it to anyone without any hesitation.

Changing an Overwatch username is a bit different from other games. Most games allow you to change the username from within the game, but Blizzard uses BattleTag across all of its games so you need to change from your Blizzard account.

As you can change Overwatch username once for free, so you should come up with an exceptional username before making a change.

Have you ever changed your Overwatch username? If yes, then how many times have you changed it? Or, do you know any other way to find an excellent username? Do tell us in the comment section below.

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