How to change name in World of Warships — explained

Here's all the info you need about changing your Wargaming username.


There are many reasons for changing a username. Maybe your old name references an outdated meme, or you want to pay homage to a family member or hero. Or perhaps you just want to try out a new alias.

Wargaming allows you to change your username, with certain limits and restrictions. In this guide, you’ll learn how to change name in World of Warships, step by step, and the rules and requirements that apply.

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How to change your Wargaming username

You can only change your username on the website. It is currently not possible from within the World of Warships client.

  1. Open the Wargaming website and log into your Wargaming ID account.
  2. Click the Account Management link.
  3. Click the Edit button next to your current username.
  4. Type in your new username.
  5. Choose a payment method.
  6. Click the Change button.

Costs for changing your Wargaming username

Changing your username costs 2,500 gold or 2,500 doubloons. You can only request a username change once every 14 days. It may take up to 14 days for your new username to be applied to your account.

When you change your username, your old username becomes “locked” for 30 days. No other account can claim the username during this period.

Also, pay attention to any naming rules and restrictions if you’re planning to link World of Warships to Steam.

If you’ve recently changed your username and it contains a typo, you can ask for a change to correct it, free of charge. If your username violates the Game Rules, then support will ask you to choose a new username, at no cost to you.

Rules and restrictions to changing your Wargaming username

Wargaming has an exhaustive document that lays out all Game and Clan Rules for World of Warships. You can find the part relevant to usernames in the “Name (Players and Clans), Avatars, Images/Video, Signatures & Clan logos” section. In essence, Wargaming prohibits usernames with profanity, vulgarities, racism, nationalism, and sexuality. If your username may be offensive to someone, odds are it won’t be allowed.

That concludes our guide on how to change name in World of Warships. As you’ve learned, the cost for a name change, while not particularly expensive, is still enough to hurt your wallet. So, once you’ve committed to picking a new name, make sure it’s one that you’ll stick with for awhile.

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