So you’ve started out on your New World adventure, watching the opening cutscene. You’ve created your character, giving them a suitably fantasy-esque look, and then you’re asked to enter your character name. Eager to dive into New World, you smash your online alias in and then realize, wait, I really should have gone for something more in-keeping with the game’s fantasy vibes. Or perhaps after clicking ‘Ok’ you’ve realized you actually had a typo in there. If either of these sound like you (and I am most definitely one of you), you’re likely asking, can you change your character name in New World?
Can You Change Your Character Name in New World? Answered
Unfortunately, no, once you’ve chosen a name for your character, they’ll be stuck with it for the duration of your adventure.
The only way to get around this is to create a new character and name them whatever you want. However, keep in mind that you’re only allowed one character in each world/ server. As such, if you want to stay in the same server that you’re currently in — maybe because all your friends are in it — you’ll need to delete your existing character from the main menu screen that you reach before logging into the server.
Deleting a Character
To do this, simply left-click on the three dots next to the character you want to delete on the left-hand side of the screen, below the region selector.
After doing this, the ‘Delete Character’ will appear just to the right. Left-click on this, confirm you want to delete your character and they’ll be sent into the ether, never to be seen again.
That’s everything you need to know on changing a character name in New World. For more tips, tricks and guides, head over to our wiki, or see more of our coverage on the game below.
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