There are multiple ways via which Xbox users can change their Xbox Gamertag. The feature is not just limited to so the console, even users who do not own a console can change Xbox gamertag without Xbox. The most preferred way to do so is to simply use a web browser on a Windows PC.
Gamertags, if you are not aware is your alter ego in the Xbox world. It’s made from an alias, optional avatar or picture (called a Gamerpic), and a bit of info to represent you when you’re playing games and sharing with other people in the Xbox community.
Can you change your Xbox gamertag for free?
Often, we like changing gamertag to suit our mood but what restrains our urge from doing so is the fear of losing our Gamerscore, Achievements, or even Friends list. Not anymore!
If your gamertag was created for you when you initially signed up for Xbox (Not the one selected by you), you can change it one time for free. Additional Xbox gamertag changes cost extra.
Let us see the method of changing the gamertag via Xbox app on Windows 10.
How can you change your Xbox gamertag?
Xbox Gamertag is your alter ego in the Xbox world. It’s made from an alias, optional avatar, or picture (called a Gamerpic). Basically, it represents the info you choose to show or share with other people in the Xbox community while playing games. There are multiple ways you can use to change the Gamertag. These include,
- Xbox app on a Windows PC.
- Changing Gamertag online.
- Using Xbox Series X/S gaming console.
- Using Xbox 360 gaming console.
- Converting your offline profile into a gamertag.
All your Gamerscore, Achievements, and Friends list are kept intact. So, there’s no fear of losing them.
How to change Xbox Gamertag using Xbox app on Windows PC
Launch the Xbox app in Windows 10
Sign in using the Microsoft account email address and password associated with your gamertag.
In the upper-left corner of the app’s home screen, find your gamerpic and select it.
Next, In the banner at the top of the profile screen, chose Customize option
Thereafter, hit the ‘Change gamertag’ tag.
Enter text for your preferred gamertag, and then select Check availability.
If available, select the desired gamertag and hit the Change gamertag button to claim it.
Once done and confirmed, the change will be reflected across Xbox and it will also be visible to your friends. No need to inform them about this.
2] Change Xbox Gamertag online
Go to the Xbox social webpage, and sign in with the Microsoft account email address and password associated with your gamertag.
Enter the new gamertag you want in the text box and select Check availability. Note, the selected name can be up to 12 characters long, including spaces. It shouldn’t start with a number.
If you get a ‘That name isn’t available. Try a different one’ message, it means you’ll need to choose a different name.
Then, on the next page, review how the gamertag will look across Xbox services.
If the selected gamertag is already being used, you can still use a version of it with a suffix that includes the # symbol and a unique set of numbers. Microsoft allows this to enable gaming enthusiasts to use their desired gamertag while still having a unique identifier.
3] Change Xbox Gamertag using Xbox Series X/S gaming console
Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
Choose Profile & system tab and then select your gamertag.
Now, choose My profile> Customize profile, and then select your gamertag.
Under Choose your new gamertag title, enter the new gamertag you want in the available text box and select Check availability option.
On the next page, review how the gamertag will look across Xbox services.
If you’re satisfied with your new gamertag, select Change gamertag.
4] Change Xbox Gamertag using Xbox 360 gaming console
On your Xbox 360 console, go to Social, and then select Sign In or Sign Out.
Next, choose your profile to sign in.
Then, scroll right to Settings and choose the Profile tab.
Now, select the Edit Profile option > Gamertag > Enter New Gamertag.
Choose a new gamertag and then hit the Done button to save the changes. If the gamertag you entered is already taken, you’ll be prompted to try another gamertag.
After you enter or select a new gamertag, hit the Yes, use this gamertag link.
5] Change Xbox Gamertag by converting your offline profile into a gamertag
Before you proceed with this method, make sure you have a Microsoft account available that’s not currently associated with another gamertag. Also, when you follow the steps in this method, the gamerscore from your offline profile transfers to your Xbox profile.
Now, to convert your offline profile into a gamertag, sign in to the profile that you want to convert from an offline profile to a gamertag.
Press the Guide button on your controller to bring up the mini-guide.
Then, head to Settings and choose Profile.
Here, select Join Xbox Live.
Enter your first name, alongside your Microsoft account details (email ID and Password)
Verify the information and current privacy settings.
Review the Microsoft Services Agreement, and then, hit the I accept button.
Can you have a 3 letter Xbox gamertag?
Although you can have any 3 letter gamertag you want, you will get # and numbers against it, if it is already taken.