CoD Modern Warfare 2: Change name & color - Game Guide

 In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, your name may not match your PSN ID or Xbox gamertag. This is because the game uses your Activision ID as the display name. In the following we will tell you how you can change and color your name.

CoD Modern Warfare 2: Change name & color - Game Guide

Change name in CoD MW 2

You will find the option to change your name directly in the game itself. It is also fairly easy and quick to do.


Important note: Changing the name will cost you one token! This counts as a consumable and will disappear after the change. Every 6 months you will get another rename token if you want to make a name change again. So make a wise decision.

Modern Warfare - How to Change your...
Modern Warfare - How to Change your In-Game Name (PC & Console!)


If you want to change your display name within the game, follow these steps:


  1. Starts Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
  2. Open the options and navigate to the settings (gear).
  3. Switch to the "Account & Network" tab.
  4. Now select "Activision Account" and click on it.
  5. In the menu that follows, click on "Change display name".
  6. Now you can enter your new display name and you only have to confirm it.

Important: Changes to your Activision account, in this case your display name, will require a restart. So if you have changed your name, you will need to quit and restart the game for the name change to take effect.

Color name

In addition to changing the name, you can also color your name.

Important note: In order to be able to color your name on your console, you must connect a mouse and a keyboard! Use the mouse to navigate to your rank in the top right corner and then select 'Edit clan tag'. Then use the keyboard to type in one of the codes listed below.

  • Start CoD MW 2.
  • Open the options and navigate to your rank in the top right and then to "Edit Clantag".
  • Now you have to enter the respective code to color your name. We list all combinations for you:
    • ^0 = black
    • ^1 = red
    • ^2 = green
    • ^3 = yellow
    • ^4 = blue
    • ^5 = light blue
    • ^6 = pink
    • ^7 = white
    • ^8 = dark blue
    • ^9 = dark red
    • Period (.) = light green
    • Apostrophe (') = Gray
    • Star (*) = Purple
    • Percent sign (%) = mint green
    • Plus (+) = orange
    • Minus (-) = Faded or Sky Blue
    • Semicolon (;) = Navy Blue
And that was about it. By the way, you can change the color as often as you like, there is no limit here.

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