StarCraft 2 gives free name change because you can't buy one yet

Bad news, Dethkilla69[420]! You still can't pay to change the name on your StarCraft II account. But good news, Dethkilla69[420]! To apologise for not adding that long-promised paid option, Blizzard is offering everyone a free name change. Arise, Dethkilla69#YOLO.

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Bad news, Dethkilla69[420]! You still can't pay to change the name on your StarCraft 2 account. But good news, Dethkilla69[420]! To apologize for not adding that long-promised paid option, Blizzard is offering everyone a free name change. Arise, Dethkilla69#YOLO.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that the lack of name change options has caused anyone," Blizzard said in a blog post. "We've definitely heard your passion for this subject, and we should have more information about a Paid Character Name Change feature shortly after the release of Heart of the Swarm."

Yes, for now you'll have to make do with changing your account name for free. Awfully sorry. Blizzard also plans to dole out another free name change when SC2's Clans feature goes live in a few months, so people can remove superfluous clan tags. Don't worry, though, after that you should get to pay for the privilege.

To change your name, log into the Battle.net account management, go to your StarCraft II license page, hit the "Character Name Change" button, then fire up SC2 to pick a new name.

The second part of the StarCraft 2 trilogy, Heart of the Swarm, is due on March 12.

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    January 14, 2013 9:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, StarCraft 2 gives free name change because you can't buy one yet.

    Bad news, Dethkilla69[420]! You still can't pay to change the name on your StarCraft II account. But good news, Dethkilla69[420]! To apologise for not adding that long-promised paid option, Blizzard is offering everyone a free name change. Arise, Dethkilla69#YOLO.

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      January 14, 2013 9:17 AM

      Everyone got one free name change with their account, did Blizzard give everyone another free name change so I now have two? Or a free name change to just those who used up their previous name change? Or unlimited free name changes?

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        January 14, 2013 9:42 AM

        They don't stack, so if you didn't use your previous free one, you still have one free one.

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      January 14, 2013 9:56 AM

      is this to be read in the voice of professor farnsworth, or possibly professor putricide?

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      January 14, 2013 3:15 PM

      Blizzards online service is so bad. I still can't believe when they add global play, our unique identifiers (email / "RealID"") are still split off by region! WHAT?

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      January 14, 2013 3:24 PM

      Alice, it's obvious that Dethkilla69[420]! would've changed their name to xXx_Dethkilla69[420]!#YOLO_xXx

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      January 14, 2013 3:35 PM

      Did they patch in offline achievements yet? I'm stuck for a while without internet and would play the campaign if I knew the achievements could be recorded...

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        January 15, 2013 5:12 AM

        never going to happen, it's too easy to fake them.

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      January 14, 2013 3:56 PM

      Now I can finally get "PussyLuvR69"

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      January 14, 2013 4:19 PM

      I like Alice's articles. They're so refreshing.

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      January 15, 2013 12:32 PM

      Free name changes? YOLO!