Minecraft user name changing official, coming February 4th

After a few Mojang developers' jokes became mis-intepreted as a confirmation for username changing in Minecraft, we finally have an answer. According to a post on Mojang's blog, the feature is coming on February 4th.

The details are pretty simple, you can change your username once every 30 days. Mojang will be freeing up usernames without paid accounts in the coming weeks, meaning a greater database of usernames to choose from coming up. The only requirement to change your username is a paid copy of Minecraft and a Mojang account (if you haven't transitioned from a Minecraft account to a Mojang account, hurry up!).

And if you happen to be famous in the Minecraft world, you'll be happy to know that only one person can use the same username at once. If you change your username, after 30 days your old name goes back in the bucket for anyone to use.

Source: Mojang

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xXIron_AtomXx
January 12, 2015 at 8:38 AM delete

Im totally famous enough or people to want to steal my username...*cough cough* ;)

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JoshB104
January 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM delete

Finally! I'm surprised mojang actually has a date though.

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January 12, 2015 at 12:22 PM delete

About time! :D

I have wanted to change my name since FOREVER! Yay!

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rockintyler8
January 12, 2015 at 1:24 PM delete

Your old name becomes available to others after 37 days to give users the abiity to change back if they don't like their name.

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Zachary Aranha
January 14, 2015 at 1:10 AM delete

who are you

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Adam Easley
January 14, 2015 at 3:44 AM delete

xXIron_AtomXx

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Joseph Ford
January 14, 2015 at 5:50 AM delete

Finally, I can change my name soon

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PixelBucket
January 16, 2015 at 6:07 AM delete

I really don't think that this will be of much use to me, I like my username, and besides, this could cause REAL issues on servers.

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CraymozoidGaming
January 20, 2015 at 1:39 AM delete

I think this is going to cause many problems. Mainly on servers. Servers use usernames to apply ranks to players and if someone changes their name they could be admin on a server one day and a basic player the next day.

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January 20, 2015 at 3:24 AM delete

Actually servers and plugins now store users as a unique ID instead of by their username, this started when 1.7.9 or 1.7.10 was released in anticipation of name-changing. As long as the server is on those versions, there should be no problems at all.

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CraymozoidGaming
January 20, 2015 at 6:51 AM delete

Ah. I see. I never knew about that.

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Radioactive1224
February 7, 2015 at 9:02 AM delete

I wanted to change my name so when i found out we could i changed it immediately, But after that i went on to my favorite sky block server and found i couldn't go on my old island because i changed my name but the sky block thing didn't change it. Is there a way that i don't have to wait the 30 days to get my old name back??? please help i did it this morning and now I'm really sad D: :{

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Radioactive1224
February 7, 2015 at 9:06 AM delete

yes, yes it dose

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May 26, 2015 at 7:20 AM delete

mmotube

That makes two of us.

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