Sick and tired of your Roblox username? Perhaps you created it on a whim, not realizing how awesome the game is, and now all your progress is tied to your account. Fortunately, it will soon be possible for all players to change their display name in the near future!
How to Change Your Roblox Display Name (Coming Soon)
Soon, players can change their Roblox display names within the Account Details page. As detailed by the Roblox Staff in a Developer Forum, it will be as easy as navigating to your account settings and tweaking your display name to your preference. However, this new feature isn't available yet, so we're breaking down everything we know.
Display Names vs. Usernames - What's the Difference?
A username is the unique name all players assign themselves when first signing up for Roblox. Usernames are what players use to log in to the platform. Once created, usernames cost 1,000 Robux to change.
Going forward, a display name is the name that will appear in chat, player lists, or above your in-game character's head. Essentially, display names are your social name, the name that you prefer all players to recognize as your Roblox character. Consider display names as a personal expression for your online persona.
As described in the Developer Forum:
Gone are the days of being CoolRobloxFan43732 - now, you can simply be CoolRobloxFan!
Even better, all those pesky numbers attached to your Roblox username will no longer be visible if you choose to make a display name!
Okay... What's the catch? How much will Display Names cost?
Display names will be totally free! They will not cost any Robux, however, there are still specific guidelines that display names must follow. Display names must:
- Be between 3-20 characters.
- Only be changed once every 7 days.
- Must be verified by Roblox filters (aka display names must be appropriate for all ages).
When will Display Names come to Roblox?
There is no specific release date for display names yet. According to the Roblox Staff, display names will slowly roll out over the next few months. Currently, Roblox game developers have been encouraged to code their games as much as possible to enable display names when the Roblox company decides to launch the rollout.
As soon as we know the exact date of display names, we'll be sure to update this page with all relevant information.