What Is a Moniker in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Dragon's Dogma 2 Moniker Arisen or Main Pawn screen
Image Credit: CAPCOM Co,. LTD.

Many fans are excited about Dragon’s Dogma 2 after waiting years for a sequel to the original game. If you’re one of many players who has already been using the game’s character creator, you may notice something called a Moniker. But what does that mean, and how does the system work? As it turns out, the answer is quite simple. This guide will explain what a Moniker is in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

What Is a Moniker in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Dragon's Dogma 2 character design
Image Credit: CAPCOM Co., Ltd.

When you create your characters and pawns in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you can name them whatever you like. You also have the option to choose a Moniker from the provided list, which includes names from Capcom’s most popular games, such as Street Fighter and Resident Evil.

This second option serves a distinct purpose. Should the game detect that the given name to the character is offensive or inappropriate in any way, it will instead show the Moniker to the online player base. This system helps censor anything inappropriate when picking pawns from the rift to join your team.

In essence, your chosen Moniker is a nickname the game will default to if it cannot display your chosen username. This system has been in place since the original Dragon’s Dogma and continues to be used in the latest sequel.

Pawns will be the ones most commonly using Monikers. Although you can choose one for your main character, it is the pawn that matters, as this character will be shown publicly in the rift for other players to pick.

While this system is in place, it does not mean that there is a multiplayer mode in Dragon’s Dogma 2. It would be nice for the game to have that option, but the only multiplayer experience you’ll have is choosing pawns created by other people.

With all that in mind, feel free to use whichever Moniker you find most suitable. It will only ever be displayed if your chosen custom name is deemed inappropriate.

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Written by Amy Eastland

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