BattleTag™ Naming Policy

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A BattleTag™ is a unified, player-chosen nickname that will identify you across all of -- in Blizzard Entertainment games, on our official websites, and in our community forums. Similar to the Real ID system, BattleTags will ultimately give players on a new way to manage public profiles, find and chat with friends they've met while playing, form groups, and stay connected across multiple Blizzard games.

Naming Rules

The following rules apply when a BattleTag is created:
  • BattleTags must be between 3-12 characters long.
  • Accented characters are allowed.
  • Numbers are allowed, but a BattleTag cannot start with a number.
  • Mixed capitals are allowed (ex: TeRrAnMaRiNe).
  • No spaces or symbols are allowed (“, *, #, +, etc…).
An identifier will be added to every BattleTag automatically. This number cannot be modified or altered. Customer Support cannot assist with changing an identifier.

Naming Policy

The below naming policies applies to all players. If you see a BattleTag that violates these guidelines, please report it to our Customer Support team for review.
The following categories are not acceptable for use as a BattleTag:


  • Negative racial/ethnic connotations
  • Negative national connotations

Extreme Sexuality/Violence

  • Extreme and/or violent sexual acts
  • Extremely violent real life actions

Sexual Orientation

  • Negative reference to any aspect of sexual orientation


  • Inappropriate references to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Pornographic

Harassing or Defamatory

  • Insulting reference to other individuals, both in-game and out

Blizzard Employees

  • Names of any customer support representative or employee of Blizzard Entertainment (both real names and aliases)


  • Inappropriate references to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • References to illegal drugs or activities
  • Racial/ethnic/national connotations
  • Religious connotations
  • Anything considered otherwise inappropriate


If a player is found in violation of the naming policy, they may:

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