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Battle.net offering free name changes to StarCraft 2 players

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Battle.net is offering all Starcraft 2 players a free name change as a mea culpa for the game's lack of name change options, the StarCraft 2 team announced via the official website.

"We owe you an apology," the post reads." ... The small percentage of players who used the free name changes that we previously offered, the introduction of Battle.net Battle Tags, careful consideration of how character names will work with Battle Tags in the future, and our increasing focus on completing StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm all contributed to us deprioritizing the Paid Character Name Change feature."

"The fact that we didn't keep you updated when we deprioritized the feature was a mistake, and we aim to do a much better job of keeping you informed in the future," the post continues.

Players can change their character name by logging into account management and selecting the StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty game license. A "Character Name Change" button at the bottom will begin the request; players can then log into the game and make corrections from there.

Battle.net plans to offer another free name change after the game's Clans feature goes live. Additionally, more information on paid character name changes will be available after StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm releases in March.