Hello Doctor! You cannot change or withdraw some things when you create a new game account, and for a while, that applied to change your name in Arknights.
Have you tried changing your Arknights name in game to no avail?
Fortunately, it is now possible to change its name. Renaming your squad has always been a possibility, albeit with exceptions. This guide will inform about the Arknights renaming and it applies to both iOS and Android.
Change your name in Arknights
Changing your player’s name in Arknights hasn’t always been a possibility. The only way to get a new one was to create a new account. Doing this is similar to rerolling. Renaming was a possibility that only new players could entertain, but only until recently with the introduction of reboot cards.
The “Operation Originium Dust” helps to change this with the “Reset ID Card”. It’s a free card to claim, but only for a limited time. The Card was delivered after August 18 to all players’ in-game mail. Eligible players were required to log in and create an account by October 1, 2021 03:59 (UTC-7). However, guest accounts are not included in this offer as you must link an email to be eligible.
If you are eligible for the Card, follow these steps to change your player’s name:
- Pick up your free ID reset card from in-game mail.
- Touch Depot.
- Find the reset card. Its color is blue.
- After selecting it, tap on use to choose your new name.
Please note that the # number after your account name will change after using the ID reset card. Also, remember to redeem the Card before October 1.
Operation Originium Dust is a new side event that will last until September 1, 2021 at 03:59 (UTC-7). Therefore, to participate in it, you must first finish “Main Story 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 the event stages to get rewards. The event brings the new “Multivariate Cooperation” game mode, essentially a cooperative. Co-op allows players to create, combine, or join someone to play together without using “Sanity.”
Completing event missions will earn you “Rhodes Island Supply Ration Coupons” and other rewards. You can use coupons to redeem commissary items. The new event store will remain open until September 8, 2021. Some of the store’s top rewards include LMD, Battle Records, Tachanka’s Token, Elite Materials, and Special Equipment Exhibition Room Furniture.
The new banner for the event is a limited headhunting banner. He has four new Team Rainbow operators, such as Ash, Tachanka, Blitz, and Frost.
Ash is the 6-star featured character and the acting leader of the team. His custom M120 grenade launcher is useful for clearing obstacles as it deals a lot of damage on an armored target. Blitz uses a pistol and a tactical light shield that is good for blinding nearby enemies in a confined space. Frost uses modified mechanical traps that obstruct enemies. Tachanka uses a machine gun and a grenade launcher, making him the powerhouse of the team.
Remember to use your free x10 rolls of the event banner before September 1st. The event also brings new skins for Schwarz, Tachanka, Ash, and Liskarm that will be sold for a limited time.
Despite the many features of the event, 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 rename a squad in Arknights
Check out these steps to change your squad names:
- Go to the main menu.
- Now select the Squad button.
- Note that you will have your four squads named at the bottom.
- To rename a squad, first select it. Then click on the “pencil icon” to change the name.
Note that the computer name cannot contain special characters. That 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 seem to find the correct word, edit it and keep trying.
Renaming has never been relatively easier in Arknights
Arknights may not have gotten off to the right foot with their name change policy; however, things are changing and that change looks promising. Although players can only change their name once with the Card, it does not have an expiration date.
Please note that certain letter and word combinations are censored, so a name change may not be available for you or your squad. While you may not be able to choose names as freely as you want, at least you can now.
So what’s your new Doc name? How did you end up naming your squads? Let us know in the comment section below.