How to Change Name in Dota 2 in 2024

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How to Change Name in Dota 2 in 2024

Dorjee Palzang
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With the compendium update 2023, Dota 2 gained a few new interesting features but lost the much-loved in-game name-change one.
Here's how you can change your in-game Dota 2 name in 2024 with the absence of the old feature.

On 28th September 2023, Dota 2 fans were greeted with new features as a part of Valve’s promise to make more engaging content for players. The new features included the much-loved mini profile display and the new profile showcase where players could flaunt various items in their inventories. However, amidst all the excitement, a beloved feature in Dota 2 was discontinued. Players quickly noticed the absence of the change name feature that was previously available in the profile section. If you’re now wondering how to change your in-game, fear not, there are two easy ways to do it.

In this guide, we will look into how to change your in-game name in Dota 2 with the new feature.


Changing Name In Dota 2

In-game names are sacred and are very special to players. While most of us stick to just one across different games, there are times when a player might want to change their in-game name and flaunt a different persona.

Here are the two different ways in which you can change it:


Method 1: Changing Name through the in-game Client

The first method is the easier method and is a quick five-step process.

Step 1: While inside the game client, press Shift+Tab

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Step 2: Click on the Friends logo at the bottom of the screen

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Step 3: Click on the dropdown arrow next to your name and select “Edit Profile Name”

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Step 4: Change your name and press Confirm

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Step 5: Done!

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This method is quick and uses the in-game Steam overlay to change your in-game name. Now, the second method can be used without the need to start the Dota 2 game client.


Method 2: Changing Name Through Steam Profile

The second method changes your name directly from the Steam profile and you can also change your display picture and edit other settings.

Step 1: Click on your name and select “Profile”

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Step 2: Click on Edit Profile

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Step 3: You can now change your name to your desired name and also change your display picture and click Save

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Step 4: Done!

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Both methods should have immediate effect and change your in-game name as soon as you click save. However, readers should note that offensive words and certain words like “support” are prohibited and will appear as “******” in-game. Therefore, readers should choose appropriate names that align with Valve’s guidelines. 


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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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