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How to Change Your Overwatch Name for Free

In honor of Cole Cassidy’s name reveal, Blizzard is allowing players to change their Overwatch usernames for a limited time.
In honor of Cole Cassidy’s name reveal, Blizzard is allowing players to change their Overwatch usernames for a limited time. / Blizzard Entertainment

In honor of Cole Cassidy’s name reveal, Blizzard is allowing players to change their Overwatch usernames for a limited time.

Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed the new name for its iconic Overwatch cowboy hero: Cole Cassidy. This Wild West-inspired character shares his name with Butch Cassidy—the infamous outlaw responsible for several bank and train robberies in the late 1890s. In tandem with the announcement, the company is offering its users the same opportunity to change their own usernames.

How to Change Your Overwatch Name for Free

Users can change their usernames through Blizzard’s ticket service from through to Nov. 5. This offer applies to anyone who doesn’t already have a free name change credited to their account at the time of redemption.

Users can use this form linked in Blizzard’s offer announcement blog post to file for their name change. Those who don’t want to use the form or cannot access it for any reason should follow the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Battle.net support webpage.
  2. Scoll down to the “Games” heading and select “Overwatch.”
  3. Once the next page loads, select the “Account” tile option on the right side.

From there, players can file for their free BattleTag change request through the company’s support ticket service. It shouldn’t take long for the ticket to be approved and the change to be credited to the account as the support staff are likely expecting the requests. Following a successful approval, players simply need to log in to their Battle.net account profile and change their tag underneath the Account Details section.

Users can redeem a BattleTag change for free the first time and then for $10 each time afterward. BattleTags can only be changed once every 30 days.