How to Change a Name in Left 4 Dead

By James B. Jones

Updated September 22, 2017

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Left 4 Dead is a popular multiplayer game on the PC and Xbox 360 that puts you in the shoes of one of four humans trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. While each of these characters are set in its appearance and background, you can change your character's name on the PC version of the game.

Turn on Left 4 Dead and enter either a single-player or multiplayer game.

Press the tilde key (~) to open the developer console.

Type the command "name" (without quotes) followed by a space, then enter your new name. Press "Enter" to change the name.

Press the tilde key again to close the developer console.


You also can change your name by changing your account name on Steam.

This will reset every time you turn the game, so you must re-enter your new name each time you play.