The great majority of War Thunder players are using a unique nickname, through which they are recognized by friends and other players in game and on the forums. Players that are regularly changing their nickname often abuse this ability to be able to break the game rules or to harass other players in an effort to avoid responsibility. Consequently, the requirements for changing nicknames associated with player accounts have been changed. Please be careful when choosing a new nickname, as from now on, only one name change will be free of charge.
We understand that for a few honest players the ability to change their nicknames only once might not be sufficient. This is why we did not remove the ability for additional name changes entirely, but introduced a new shop item for careful access to this functionality if required.
The War Thunder Team