A BattleTag™ is a player-chosen nickname that identifies your Battle.net account in Blizzard Entertainment games, websites, community forums, and more. Using a BattleTag lets you chat with friends met in-game, form groups, and stay connected across our games without disclosing your Real ID information.
BattleTag names do not need to be unique. You can use any name you want, as long as it follows our BattleTag Naming Policy. Only one BattleTag can be associated with a Battle.net account. Each BattleTag is assigned a numeric ID after your chosen name to create a unique identifier (for example, FallenSlayer#3592).
To change your BattleTag, log in to Battle.net Account Management, go to the Summary page, and click Change in the BattleTag section.
Note: Each Battle.net Account is only allowed one free BattleTag change.
To add a BattleTag friend:
- Open your Friends List (or the Social window) and click Add Friend. In Diablo III, you can also send BattleTag requests by right-clicking a player’s BattleTag in game.
- Type their BattleTag, including the unique ID, into the appropriate field.
- Click Send Request.
- If the other player accepts your request, you will see each other's Battletags on the Friends List.
- Real ID friends will see both a BattleTag and real name in their friends list, along with information about what their friend is playing.
- BattleTag friends can't see each others real names.
- Friend lists (including Real ID and BattleTag) are not available cross-region. You must add friends to each region’s friend list when you log in for the first time.
- You need to create a BattleTag before playing Diablo III and Hearthstone or before posting on the forums using a Diablo III or Hearthstone-related identity.
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