Apparently, they removed the command setinfo name "your name" and it doesn't do anything anymore.

Is there another way to change your TF2 name while in-game?

  • I believe the Steam overlay is the only way, but I am not confident enough to write this as an answer. – Austin Mohr Jan 29 '13 at 2:34
  • It could be that you're playing on a server that has manually disabled the command, not necessarily that it has been removed – Robotnik Jan 29 '13 at 2:59
  • @Robotnik, I read in a few forums that they disabled it to avoid a exploit of some kind – juan Jan 29 '13 at 13:07
  • @jmfsg - Ah ok. Do you still have the source? If so, could you add it? (Telling a diamond what to do, scary business :P) – Robotnik Jan 29 '13 at 22:25
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    @Robotnik trhservers.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3130.0 – juan Jan 29 '13 at 23:54

Sorry, the Steam overlay is the only way you can change your in-game name. There just isn't any other way.

However, a while back, there WAS a way: Type "setinfo name (NAME)" in the console. This has however, been removed from the game and cannot be used.

Source: Looking through a bagillion sites.

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    Yes, it was removed in an effort to stop those, all too common, hackers that constantly change their names so as not to be vote kicked. – Luck Jan 30 '13 at 18:29
  • Too weak of a solution to be honest, they could have limited it to 1 change every hour, or session, or something like that. Well, too bad then. – juan Jan 31 '13 at 12:52
  • @jmfsg Agreed >.> – MerajA Jan 31 '13 at 14:20
  • Valve keeps everything excessively simple. Case in point: it kicks you out of upgrade UI when someone joins or leaves and discards what you did. – doug65536 Jan 4 '16 at 0:14
  • @doug65536 Wait, that is not a bug? – Erik Aug 23 '17 at 18:35

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