How can I change my username?

Is there a way to change my username so my full name doesn’t display in chat?


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have already heard complaints about this issue and it has been filed as bug 386 in the bug tracker. It is marked as “pending” which means that we WILL solve it, but not yet. We’re currently fixing bugs by theme, and are currently we’re working on “lab interface.” The next theme will be “user issues,” including this one. Please understand that we’re working as fast as we can, but have finite developer resources.

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Over 3 years ago? I’d rather watch paint dry. Any update this “difficult” project? If you need help, let me know.

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Our dev team is currently tiny. They just hired our (first?) full time developer, Jnicol. Hopefully, we’re going to get our new issue tracker running soon, as well as player development (if you are loooking to help in development, please PM either jeehyung or jnicol may be able to help). We should also have our devs who are students back and working more this summer.In other words, please be patient, as nothing much is happening at this point.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I change my username?.

I would like to change my username, but I don’t know how. Is it even allowed?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I change my username?.

I was wondering if it is possible to change my in game username because I don’t think anyone has addressed this in 5 years. Has this feature been implemented since it was last asked?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is there a way to change your name on Eterna?.

I used a username generator and chose this name. But upon meeting Astromon, Iroppy, and jaxman821, I saw they had really cool names, and I wanted to change mine.

After merging a bunch of previous topics on this matter:

While there is no built-in feature for players to change their usernames currently, if anyone wants to have their username changed, that’s something a developer can do for you. Feel free to let me know if you want me to do so!


I took a break from the game since I asked this question due to schoolwork, but I’m now ready to get back into it. Could you please change my username to ‘oligo8’? Thanks in advance!


can u plz change my name to Watermaster or Firescortcher

If you pick one, I can do that :slight_smile:

Would you like to please change my name to DrPrinzen? Thanks! (Alternatively DrKPrinzen)

As an update to the suggestion of being able to change your username on your own: We have (and continue to) manually do this on a case-by-case basis, however I’m not sure if this creates potential problems with attribution (eg in papers) - I think because we usually list a user ID, that it should be ok. @Omei and @rhiju do either of you have thoughts on this, or if there are any other potential issues?

I can’t think of any attribution problem over and above what happens when a person changes their ordinary name.