It’s harder than you think.
If you’ve jumped into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC and ever typed in the in-game chat, you may have been alarmed to find the game seemingly broadcasting your real name to others in the game. Understandably, some are irked at this feature and wish to turn it off.
The problem is that the setting for disabling this functionality exists in a couple of different places and may currently be bugged out, so even though you have the necessary options unchecked you’ll find that your name might still be showing up to fellow gamers. We’re here to show you how to hide your real name in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 once and for all.
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Why is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 showing my real name?
As the game uses Blizzard’s Battle.net platform, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 makes use of the platform’s “Real ID” feature which allows you to show your real name alongside your in-game username. This setting exists globally and each game handles it a little bit differently.
In the case of Black Ops 4, your real name is set to show by default if you have Real ID set up on your profile.
I turned the Real ID setting off but my name still shows up
Whether due to a bug or intentionally, it is not sufficient to simply disable Real ID in Battle.net’s settings menu to hide your name. There are actually a few different places you have to manage this setting in order to get the desired result, and that’s exactly what we’re here to show you how to do.