Don't Like Your BattleTag on Overwatch or Hearthstone? You Can Now Change It for Free

Blizzard will give you one free name switch, but it'll cost you after that.


Blizzard has introduced the option to change your handle on its service. Much like Microsoft does with its Xbox Live Gamertags, Blizzard is allowing users to pick a new BattleTag once for free, but it'll cost money for every change thereafter.

"Every user can choose a BattleTag to represent themselves both in-game and on their Friends list," reads the website. "If you change your mind later on, you can change it once for free.

"Just because you change your BattleTag doesn't mean anything else has to change--your friends will be right there waiting for you on your Friends list."

Switching your BattleTag after the one free change offer has been used costs $10. This feature will no doubt be appreciated by the many players out there that wish they had come up with a cooler handle for themselves when their accounts were first made. I imagine this player might be thinking about making use of the offer:

C'mon buddy, how is anyone going to add you as a friend?
C'mon buddy, how is anyone going to add you as a friend?

In other Blizzard news, the studio's senior vice president of story and franchise development, Chris Metzen, has announced his retirement. Metzen has been one of the key creative forces behind Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo series, as well as Overwatch.

In his statement, Metzen emphasised the use of the word "retire" because he's "not going to some other company or starting up new projects or anything remotely like that."

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