How to Change Your Name in Genshin Impact

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Changing your name in Genshin Impact should be a simple endeavor, but it seems like miHoYo has recently removed this function.

When players start their journey in Genshin Impact, they pick one of two main characters - Aether and Lumine - to play as, and give their character a nickname. It's normal to change your mind and want a different name later on, which is why players may want to change their name.

How to Change Your Name in Genshin Impact

Previously, players could easily change their name by opening the Paimon menu, clicking on the "edit" symbol next to their nickname, and selecting "Edit Nickname."

On June 2, miHoYo suddenly removed this option from the menu, causing many players to be stuck with their current name. The option to edit your signature was simultaneously removed.

Genshin Impact Paimon menu, profile
"Edit Nickname" is no longer an option in the menu /

It's uncertain why miHoYo implemented this change, but one Chinese source states that it was done to avoid sensitive content during the Chinese national college entrance exams. According to the source, Genshin Impact is not the only game that does this, and miHoYo will add the name change function back soon.

Another source speculates that it's due to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4.

Either way, it has been a month since miHoYo removed the function. Players will need to be patient and stick with their current name until miHoYo decides to add it back, if they decide to do so.

While you wait, check out our Genshin Impact codes for July, or find out how to complete the Luhua Landscape side quest.