Can You Change Main Pawn Name in Dragon's Dogma 2

I see a large section of the player base wondering whether you can change the main pawn name in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Some because they messed the name up when inputting it and not noticing, others have left the name field empty by accident. You’d think that there’s an easy way to just fix this on the fly, right? Yeah, you’d think. Here’s what’s actually the case.

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Can You Change Main Pawn Name in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Can You Change Dragon’s Dogma 2 Main Pawn Name?

No, you cannot change the name of your main pawn in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Once you’ve named your number one companion, you’re stuck with it. Same goes for the pawn’s moniker, as well as your name and moniker. And yes, we tried using the Art of Metamorphosis scroll (more on that in our How to Change Appearance guide). While this item lets you change every single aspect of how you look and how your main pawn looks, it’ll do precisely jack squat as far as the name goes. This is most likely because the names are connected to your one save. Which would make sense, considering the online feature of letting other players summon your helper.

So, is there absolutely no way to change the main pawn name in Dragon’s Dogma 2? Technically there is. Technically. All you need to do is delete your save and start over from the beginning. Which might not be so bad if you ended up naming your pawn MainPawn because you accidentally left that field blank. Yes, you will have to make your character all over again, but it’ll go faster the second time around. And you can push through to the point where you create your main pawn in about twenty minutes. If you want to know how to do all this, check out our guide titled How to Delete Save in Dragon’s Dogma 2. It’s an absolute nuisance that you can’t rename characters in the game, so if you have found an easier workaround, let us know in the comments.

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