Do you want to know how to change your Xbox Gamertag? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there when we’ve had a name we made as a 13-year-old and now 5-10 years later you regret it… yes we’re talking to you XXNAMETAGXX! Fortunately, there are a few ways to change your Xbox Gamertag and one method is free.
How to easily change your Xbox Gamer Tag for Free!
To change your Gamertag you can do it from either the online website or your console itself. If you are changing your Gamertag for the first time it won’t cost you a penny or dollar or whatever the currency, it won’t cost anything! It doesn’t matter if you created the name when you made the account or whether Xbox made the name for you, you still get to change it for free. Unfortunately, if you’ve already redeemed the free change to a regrettable decision, then you’ll get charge to change it… alternatively you can make a new account but is that worth all the achievement loss for the sake of a bit of money… probably not.
To change your Xbox Gamertag go to the Official Xbox website and log in. Make sure you’re on your actual account by checking the gamer tag in the top right corner of your screen. If you follow this link, it will take you directly to the new Gamertag choice page. Enter the tag you want to change it to (a maximum of 12 characters is allowed, with spaces) and press enter. If it says “That name isn’t available. Try a different one”, it’s most likely taken or breaches Microsoft terms and conditions.
Once you’ve got a tag you like it will show you how the Gamertag appears. It may suggest other versions of the tag if it’s been taken by someone else. Once you’ve got the Gamertag you’re happy with click “claim it”, you’ll know if you can get the name change for free because it will automatically change for you without any payment options. If you have changed it then you will be given a fee (varies per region) on how much the name change will cost you. The change of name will then happen automatically without you having to do anything.
Changing your Xbox Gamertag on Console, this method will change slightly per the console but will be very similar for the different versions.
Once your console is booted up press the “Xbox” button which will open a guide menu.
Next, go to the “profile & system” option.
Go to your “profile” followed by “Customise Profile”, press your Gamertag.
As with the above options you can now change your Gamertag options, check the availability and go through the system to change your Gamertag. If you are using an Xbox 360 you can change your gamer tag by doing the following:
Once booted, go to “Social” and then “sign in or out”
Click your profile and sign in if needed
Next, go to “Edit Profile” and click “GamerTag”, you can then enter a new gamer tag. As with the above, it will check the availability.
Just like that, you can change your Gamertag for either free or a small fee, depending on your region.
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