18.12.2023, 09:06
25.05.2024, 12:41

How to change your name in WoT

World of Tanks is a tank-themed online shooter game, developed in 2010. Each participant in the tank battles uses a 'nickname'– a unique identifier. Players are often unsure how to change their nickname in World of Tanks.  Veteran players are aware that their World of Tanks nickname can be changed both for free and at a cost. 

How to change your nickname in WoT for a fee

In World of Tanks, players can change their username for 2500 gold units.

This name change in the game can be done via the personal account on the Wargaming or Lesta Games website, depending on the game version:

  1. Log in to the Wargaming site for World of Tanks or Lesta Games – for the World of Tanks universe.
  2. Go to the personal account.
  3. Click on the pencil icon next to the current name.
  4. Enter a new nickname.
  5. Select the payment method – 2500 gold units.
If the player's account lacks gold, the in-game currency must be purchased in the store in advance.

The nickname change on the World of Tanks site occurs within a few minutes, renaming in the game can take up to 1 hour.

You can change your username in WoT no more than once every 2 weeks.

How to change your nickname in World of Tanks for free

For players who do not wish to shell out their hard-earned cash, there are two ways to change your World of Tanks (WoT) nicknames for free - through other users' complaints or after a prolonged absence from the game. 

How to change your nickname through players' complaints

If a player uses a nickname that the gaming community finds inappropriate, it's possible to change it for free after receiving numerous complaints from fellow participants. The user will see the entry "renamed_user" in their username field if the game administration receives enough complaints. The player can then freely select a new nickname through their personal profile. Changing your nickname free of charge due to complaints is not considered reliable. The participant would need to secure the backing of allies who are prepared to lodge complaints against the nickname. However, please be aware that complaints sent do not guarantee that the username in WoT will change to "renamed_user".

Changing your WoT nickname after an extended absence

An "inactive" account is assigned the name "renamed_user" after 3-6 months of a player's inactivity on World of Tanks. Upon returning to the battleground, the player can change their name to any unoccupied nickname. The system will reset the timer if the user shows any activity in WoT: logs into their account, partakes in battles, or makes purchases in the online store.

Those patient players who can afford to do it often wait for 6 months to ensure their account will be assigned the nickname "renamed_user". Remember, the best place for gaming, especially World of Tanks, is on the official website. Take me to the game!

The Final Countdown

In 2024, tank game enthusiasts have three options for changing their in-game username in WoT - through a paid method via the personal user interface, or free courtesy of complaints lodged by other players, or simply through inactivity lasting for a period of 3 to 6 months.

The most straightforward method is to opt for a name change in the game for a fee of 2500 gold units.

However, the free alternatives of changing the username might not be suitable for all users - it either requires accumulating complaints from a significant number of other tank players or taking a hiatus from the WoT game for a minimum span of 3 months.


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