Jagex’s RuneScape wrote the book on free online multi-player games. Released back in 2001, it was the thing to play on PC. Nowadays, players are still enjoying RuneScape’s refreshed graphics and interface in the revamped 2013 version called RuneScape 3.

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(optional) You may be prompted to sign in to your account again.In the new “Account Settings” window, you’ll see your display name near the top if you set one. Scroll down and select “Change Character Name.”
Press the “Set Name” button to confirm the change.
Open the currency pouch.
The next window you’ll see is for the Marketplace. Scroll through the options and press the image for “Display name change.”
Follow the prompts to complete the name change.

Old School RuneScape

Old School RuneScape’s interface is relatively simplified in comparison to the newer version, but the steps are similar to the process to redeem Bonds for name changes.

Launch the game and press the wrench icon to open “Settings.”Go to your Bond pouch.Press the “Redeem name change” button near the bottom right corner of the window.Select the “Confirm” button to spend the Bond.Follow the prompts to change your name.

You still need to be an active member to redeem Bonds for name changes in both RuneScape and Old School Runescape.

What Happens to Inactive User Display Names?

Display names for inactive users are eventually released for other players if these conditions are met:

It’s been a year since the last login.RuneScape skills are under level 30.There were no membership purchases for the display name.

Even if you’re a free player, you’ll be able to keep your name if you’ve logged into your account in the past 12 months or you have a skill level of 30 or more.

What’s in a Name?

Display names are used as more than unique identifiers in a multi-player game. They’re the first and sometimes last impression that other players have of you, so pick wisely. A witty or unique name may garner positive attention, whereas a string of numbers or lackluster name may go ignored.

In a world where who you team up with can mean survival, going with the best name possible may be the difference between victory and defeat.

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How do you choose your display name in RuneScape? How often do you change it? Let us know in the comments section below.