BattleTag™ Naming Policy

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For general information on creating or changing your BattleTag™, visit our BattleTag article.

Naming Rules

The following rules apply when a BattleTag is created:

  • The BattleTag 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 is added to every BattleTag automatically. This number cannot be modified or altered. Customer Support cannot assist with changing an identifier.

Naming Policy

The following naming policies apply to all players. The following types of language are not acceptable for BattleTags:


  • Negative racial/ethnic connotations.
  • Negative national connotations.

Extreme Sexuality/Violence

  • Extreme 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 language.

Harassing or Defamatory

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

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.
  • Language with racial, ethnic, or national connotations.
  • Language with religious connotations.
  • Anything considered otherwise inappropriate.


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

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