How to Change Name in Overwatch 2 (Explained)

Updated: May 1, 2024
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You might be tired of using the same name in Overwatch 2. Or maybe you started maining a new Hero and want your in-game name to reflect that.

Whatever your reasons, this guide explains how to change your name in Overwatch 2.

How to Change Your Name in Overwatch 2

For PC players and console players playing cross-play, your BattleNet BattleTag is the name displayed to other players in Overwatch 2.

IF you’ve never changed your BattleTag before, follow these steps to change your name in Overwatch 2 for free:

  1. Go to your account page on the BattleNet website.
  2. On the “Account Details” tab, you can change your Overwatch 2 name under the BattleTag section.

BattleNet BattleTag

Every BattleNet account can change their BattleTag once for free. However, if you’re like me and have already changed your BattleTag, you’ll need to purchase a BattleTag Change to change your name in Overwatch 2.

In the United States, a BattleTag change costs $10. You can check the price in your country in the BattleNet store.

BattleTag Change in BattleNet Store

If you’re playing on console and do not have cross-play enabled, the name that is displayed to other players is your Gamertag/PSN ID.

To change your name in Overwatch 2 on PlayStation (viewable to others when not playing with cross-play enabled), change your PSN ID by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Accounts > Profile > Online ID.
  2. Enter a new PSN ID.

To change your name in Overwatch 2 on Xbox (viewable to other players when not playing with cross-play enabled), change your Xbox Gamertag by:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Select your Xbox profile.
  3. Go to My Profile > Customize Profile.
  4. Update your Gamertag under “Choose your new Gamertag”.

Overwatch 2 Name Change Considerations

If changing your BattleTag to change your Overwatch 2 name, you should know:

  • Each BattleNet account only gets ONE free name change.
  • After your free BattleNet name change, you can purchase additional changes for $10.
  • Changing your BattleTag will change your display names in all Blizzard/BattleNet games, including Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, StarCraft, etc.