How to Change your Battle.Net Battletag

Want to change your Battletag? We’ll show you how.


Just recently Blizzard announced that players of games like World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch would be able to change the gamertag that appears in their account. The process can be a bit confusing, as you can’t actually make the change in the Battle Net application, which means you’ve actually got to go to the website. We’ve got all the details in our latest guide, so keep reading to learn how to update your Battletag and change it to something new.

The first thing you will need to do is head over to the website. This is where you downloaded the application, you know, way back when you first got into WoW or Hearthstone. Once you are on the site, load up your account by pressing the Log in option at the top. This will sign you into your account, where you can purchase new games, see what games you own, and most recently, change your Battletag.

Locate the dropdown menu with your current Battletag and press on it. Then from here click Account Settings. This will load up all your account information. It should also be noted that you will need access to any cellphones of Mobile Authenticators that you might have set up to protect your account. Otherwise you will not be able to log in and change your Battletag.

Once you are in your Account Settings, locate the Account Details information, which is located in the far left hand column on the page. You should notice an area right under your Account Name and your Name that says BATTLETAG. You should also have noticed your current Battletag, as well as your unique account number. There should also be a new link here that says Change. Click on that link to be taken to the new Battletag customization page.

On this new page you can change your Battletag, create a randomized Battletag, or just back out of the process entirely. It should also be noted that you only get to change your Battletag once for free, and any other changes will cost you. So make sure your name change counts.

That’s how you change your Battletag account. It’s a fairly simple process overall, however Blizzard has made it a bit confusing by not allowing you to do it straight from the application. All you Hearthstone lovers should check out our latest Hearthstone Heroic guides, which walk you through beating all the latest DLC bosses in Hearthstone. Our Editor in Chief, Steve Watts, has put a lot of sweat and blood into those guides, and he really knows what he is talking about, so be sure to check it out if you’re having trouble with the newest bosses.

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