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How to Fix “Name Change Failed” in World War 3

Are you trying to change your name in World War 3 but you can’t?

Here’s the error message that you might get, “Name Change Failed”.

Followed by, “Each subsequent change of nickname costs 500”.

WW3 turned into a free-to-play game in September 2022.

As a result, it attracted a ton of new players which contributed to server issues.

The game is available on the official website and on Steam.

In this guide, you’ll learn why you’re getting the “Name Change Failed” error in World War 3 and how to fix it.

Why can’t I change my name in World War 3?

Name Change Failed World War 3

You can’t change your name in World War 3 because the server is experiencing issues.

Otherwise, your nickname might contain offensive words that attack others on their gender, age, ethnicity, or racial origin.

Due to the free-to-play release of the game, there is a huge increase in the number of players.

As a result, the game’s server is unable to handle the traffic because it’s overloaded.

Many users are reporting the error on social media and forums.

“Wait, did you get to the Name Selection screen? A lot more than my case”.

“Yep, that’s the furthest I got, but I couldn’t even apply the name”.

“We can’t even get in on the menu? And if you do, you’ll get kicked out of the game”.

“Man, I restarted the game like 5 times and it keeps getting stuck on 53% initializing. It was also stuck on nickname creation. The game is broken”.

How to fix “Name Change Failed” in World War 3

To fix “Name Change Failed”, you need to restart the game and try setting your nickname again.

When you’re choosing your nickname, avoid using profanities or offensive language.

If you’re still getting the error message, you need to wait for the servers to be less crowded before playing it.

If the game is under maintenance, you need to wait for the in-game maintenance to complete.

You can check if the game is under maintenance by following @ww3thegame on Twitter.

The game’s official blog stated that you might experience certain gameplay and technical issues.

This is due to the overwhelming number of players due to the free-to-play release of the game.

The increase in the player count has overloaded the game’s servers.

If you’re still having trouble, you can contact MY.GAMES support here: https://support.my.games/ww3.

Alternatively, you can contact them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MYGAMES/.

Further reading

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