I would like to change New order status text to something else at payment method section of magento2 admin.

Admin->Store->Configuration->Sales->Payment method->Check / Money Order

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I know that i can change this by core changes but i would like to change this text without making any change in core file.

I am able to do this by editing system.xml


Magento may load our custom system config and merge into the exist nodes. In our custom system config, we should try:

Tested on Magento 2.0.2 and 2.1.2


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Config:etc/system_file.xsd">
        <section id="payment">
            <group id="checkmo">
                <field id="order_status" translate="label" type="select" sortOrder="20" showInDefault="1" showInWebsite="1" showInStore="0" canRestore="1">
                    <label>Custom New Order Status</label> <!-- Custom label -->

Remember to add overridden module - Magento_OfflinePayments


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    <module name="Vendor_YourModule" setup_version="1.0.0">
            <module name="Magento_OfflinePayments"/>
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    This works. System.xml should live in Vendor/ModuleName/etc/adminhtml/system.xml. – Mat Hellums Oct 16 '16 at 16:40
  • @MatHellums I updated my answer properly. – Khoa TruongDinh Oct 16 '16 at 16:49
  • I tried your solution. but it doesn't helped me. Do i need to run any additional command? – Makwana Ketan Oct 16 '16 at 17:04
  • @MakwanaKetan which is your Magento version? – Khoa TruongDinh Oct 17 '16 at 3:57
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    This did not work (even though my <sequence> stuff was correct) and the module name was Exxx_Xxxxx. When modifying the order, so the module loaded last, in config.php everything worked fine... Magento 2.1.7... – Robban Jun 22 '17 at 17:00

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