How can I change my username?

You can change your Nexus Mods account username by following these simple steps.

  1. While logged in, select Account Settings from the profile menu in the top-right of the website.
  2. Click the Change username option under the Profile tab.
  3. Enter your desired username, click the checkbox and hit "Change username".

Note: Don't forget to update your login details in your password manager, if you use one!

Which characters can I use in my username? 

Usernames must be alphanumeric, meaning they can only contain letters from the ISO basic Latin alphabet and/or numbers. You can not use spaces, dashes/hyphens, accented characters or any other symbols. 

How often can I change my username? 

Usernames can be changed once every 6 months. 

Will my previous username be forgotten?

For transparency, your account moderation history will be updated with your previous username. This is only visible to the moderation team and used in cases where a user may have changed their name since the reported event took place. 

The old username will be available again for new users to register with. If you try to change your username back and another user has since registered with it, we won't be able to complete the request. 

My old username still appears in some places, can I fix this?

Please allow at least 15 minutes for the change to take effect across the entire Nexus Mods website. 

Due to the way the authentication system works, some areas of the Nexus Mods network may take longer to update. In some cases, you may need to log out and back into your account to see your new username. 

Third-party tools that use the Nexus Mods OAuth system may also store your username persistently. In these cases, please contact the application/website developer for support. 

I made a mistake when changing my username, how can I fix this?

To request a username change outside of the normal cooldown time, please contact our support team using the template below. You can use this link to start writing an email with the template pre-populated.

My current username: 

My desired username: Alternative1, Alternative2, Alternative3

Reason for change: