How to change your name in Arknights

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Hi doctor! You can't change or take back certain things when you create a new game account, and for a while this applied to renaming on Arknights.

Have you tried changing your Arknights name in-game to no avail?

Fortunately, changing the name is now possible. Changing your team name has always been possible, with a few exceptions. This guide will tell you about the Arknights name change and applies to both iOS and Android.



Change name in Arknights

Changing your player name in Arknights wasn't always a possibility. The only way to get a new one was to create a new account. Doing this is similar to raising. Changing names was a possibility that only new players could entertain, but only until recently with the introduction of reset cards.

'Operation Originium Dust' helps change that with the 'Identity Reset Card'. It's a free card to claim but only for a limited time. The map was delivered after August 18 in every player's in-game mail. Eligible players had to log in and create an account by October 1, 2022, 03:59 (UTC-7). However, Guest accounts are not included in this offer as you need to link an email to be eligible.

If you are eligible for the Card, follow these steps to change your player's name:

  1. Collect your free ID Reset Card from the in-game chat.
  2. Tap Deposit.
  3. Find the reset card. Its color is blue.
  4. After selecting it, press use to choose your new name.

Note that the #number after your account name will change after using the ID reset card. Also, don't forget to use the Card before October 1st.



Operation Originium Dust is a new side event that will last until September 1, 2022 at 03:59 (UTC-7). Therefore, to participate in it, you must first complete "Main Scenario 2-10" and "Operation Originium Dust Event Stage OD-1". The event is a crossover with "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege". Tachanka, a five-star character, is the event operator.

You can complete missions and objectives in event stages to get rewards. The event brings the new "Multivariate Cooperation" game mode, basically a cooperation. Co-op allows players to create, associate or join someone to play together without using "Sanity".

Completing the event missions will give you the "Rhodes Island Supply Ration Coupons" and other rewards. You can use coupons to redeem items at the commissary. The new event store will remain open until September 8, 2022. A few of the store's major rewards include LMD, Battle Records, Tachanka's Token, Elite Materials, and Special Equipment Exhibition Room Furniture.

The new event banner is a limited headhunting banner. It has four new Team Rainbow Operators, like Ash, Tachanka, Blitz, and Frost.

Ash is the 6-star featured character and acting leader of the team. His custom M120 Grenade Launcher is handy for clearing obstacles as it does a lot of damage on an armored target. Blitz uses a sidearm and a tactical light shield which is good for blinding nearby enemies in a confined space. Frost uses modified mechanical traps that obstruct enemies. Tachanka wields a machine gun and grenade launcher, making him the powerhouse of the team.

Don't forget to use your free x10 rolls of the event banner before September 1st. The event also features new skins for Schwarz, Tachanka, Ash, and Liskarm that will sell for a limited time.



Despite the event's many features, players should take advantage of the free ID Reset Card even if they don't participate much in the rest of the event.


How to change the name of a team in Arknights

See these steps to change your team names:

  1. Go to the main menu.
  2. Now select the Squad button.
  3. Note that you will have your four named squads at the bottom.
  4. To change the name of a squad, first select it. Then click on the “pen” icon to edit the name.

Note that the squad name cannot contain special characters. This includes spaces. You can add letters and numbers. A specific combination of letters is prohibited, regardless of the word and the order in which you use them. For example, "AV/av" or "SQ/sq" are not allowed. If you can't find the right word, change it and keep trying.


Renaming has never been easier in Arknights

Arknights may not have started off on the right foot with its name change policy; however, things are changing and this change looks promising. Although players can only change their name once with the Card, it does not have an expiration date.

Keep in mind that certain letter and word combinations are censored, so a name change for you or your team may not be available. Although you might not be able to choose the names as freely as you want, at least you can now.

So, what's your new Doc name? What name did you give to your teams? Let us know in the comment section below.

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