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Change Your BattleTag For Free In Overwatch

In honor of the name change for the gunslinger Cole Cassidy, formerly known as McCree, Activision Blizzard is offering the chance for Overwatch players to change their own names. Well, their BattleTag. 

It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at this time regarding ongoing allegations about the work culture. The ongoing lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the company is over reported toxic workplace culture. The bulk of the suit focuses on “violations of the state’s civil rights and equal pay laws,” specifically regarding the treatment of women and other marginalized groups. To learn more about the proceedings thus far, including details listed in the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, please check out our previous coverage here.

Have an embarrassing or outdated BattleTag you’d like to change? Starting today and running until November 5, you can make a new name for yourself in Overwatch. Announced on the Overwatch site, here’s the official announcement of the promotion: 

“As we introduce a new name, you might have the desire to do the same. Starting 22 October, 2021 and continuing through 5 November, 2021, all players will be offered a free BattleTag name change. This applies to anyone who does not currently have a free name change available. Existing name changes will not stack for future use.”

That’s right, it’s open to any player with an existing BattleTag but looks to be limited to one free change per account. You better pick a good moniker with this freebie because it’ll cost you to use the service again. Use the link above the quote to find the official announcement which contains a form to submit for a new Overwatch identity.


Are you going to use this opportunity to rid your account of an old name? Let us know in the comments!

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