The Weapon Name tag device, or just Name-tag, is a single-use inventory item introduced to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on 29, August 2013.


A Name Tag permits a player to rename one weapon skin they currently own (including stock weapons) for $1.99 (USD)/1,75€ (EUR)/£1.35 (GBP) , allowing the name to be displayed with "quotes" around them in the kill cam, buy menu, and inventory and do not have to be unique.


Name Tag Inventory Icon

A weapon's name's character limit is 20 and these characters can be used in the name:

A-Z, a-z, 0-9, `!@#$%^&*-+=(){}[]/|\,.?:;'_ 

Note: Although spaces are allowed in the name, a name cannot start with a space. In addition, you can't name guns with profanity.

The weapon skin can be renamed again with another Name Tag. Applied Name Tags cannot be transferred between weapons.

Names Tags are maintained through trades and market sales, so they are not automatically removed from a weapon skin when the skin is traded.

The name on a weapon skin can be permanently removed at no cost using "Rename" option in the menu and selecting the "Remove Name?" option. The Name tag will NOT be returned.

When viewed in the weapon inventory through Steam, weapons applied with a name tag are marked with a red exclamation mark on the top left of the weapon icon.

Renaming a StatTrak™ weapon skin will not clear its StatTrak™ stats.


  • Renaming supports localizations tokens, if player renamed own weapon to "#SFUIHUD_hostageid" will display "Hostage %s" in current player language and colored "Hostage" to yellow with normal "s%"[1].
    • During renaming player can use only localization tokens under 20 characters[2].


  1. Apparently you can change the color of weapons when you rename them on
  2. iNoToRi0uS' NameTag Guide


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