Your Display Name is a unique identifier for your Guild Wars 2 account. It is created when first setting up your account by combining your chosen username with a randomly generated four-digit number. The resulting Display Name serves as a master identifier for your account: allowing users to add you to their social lists (friends, guild, block, etc.) and send you in-game mail, and serving as your forum identity when accessing and posting on the official forum.
Changing your Display Name
To change your current Display Name for your Guild Wars 2 account, follow the instructions below. (You can only change your Display Name once every 90-days.)
- Login into your ArenaNet account
- Click the Settings tab
- Click the Edit link next to your Display Name
- Enter your new Display Name* and click SUBMIT
You’re done! Your Display Name has now been updated. Please remember: You will not have the ability to edit your Display Name for another 90-days.
Although not common, there may be some brief side effects when changing a Display Name. These side effects include some issues with:
- Guild Lists
- Guild Rosters
- Inability to chat
- Broken friend/block/social lists
- The old and new name showing intermittently
*Please note that you cannot change the numbers at the end of your Display Name, as these are randomly generated by our system.