Amazon’s New World game won’t let you name your character ‘Amazon’ or ‘Bezos’

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Amazon’s New World game won’t let you name your character ‘Amazon’ or ‘Bezos’

With the release of any new online multiplayer title, such as Amazon Game Studios’ New World, there will always be a flurry of players vying for the coolest and most unique usernames in an attempt to set themselves apart from the crowd. In regards to New World however, which launched just yesterday, the most sought-after name is probably exactly the one you’d assume it’d be.

Players all over the world have been actively seeking ways to pay homage to – or more accurately, take jabs at – Amazon founder and second richest man in the world (Elon Musk is No. 1 again), Jeff Bezos. However, perhaps not unexpectedly, Amazon appears to have banned any references to Bezos or the company in usernames. 

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PC Gamer asserts that this is most definitely a case of the names being blocked as opposed to already taken. Their extended testing showed that variations of ‘Bezos’ and ‘Amazon’ turned up a “cannot be used” error, while “this name is in use” error is received when attempting to use a taken name.

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