In real life, you can’t choose your own name. However, when you are of legal age, you can always change your name. But then you spent many years of your life being called by a name you didn’t like.
That said, in the world of Xbox, you can choose any name you like and use that name, whatever it is. The name you choose in the Xbox world is known as Gamertag. This is the name that other users see when they interact with you online. Choosing your Xbox gamertag or changing it is easy. In this article, I will show you how to change your Xbox gamertag.
Is an Xbox gamertag exempt from modifications?
The first time you want to change your Gamertag, you can do it completely free of charge.
However, if you have already redeemed it once, there will be a charge: in the US it’s $9.99 each time, while in the UK it’s £7.99, and it varies even more between regions.
How to Change the Xbox Gamertag on a Console
If you’re on Xbox Series X, Series S, or Xbox One, here’s how to change your gamertag.
- Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the smart guide and navigate to Profile & System
- Select the profile you want to edit
- I went to My Profile, then Customize Profile
- Go to Choose your new Gamertag and enter your new choice, then tap Check availability
- If your choice is available, you will be shown what it will look like
- Tap Change Gamertag if you are happy to complete the process
How to change your Xbox gamertag on the web
You can also change your gamertag via the web, if that’s easier, follow the steps below.
- Go to the Change Gamertag page on the Xbox website
- Sign in to the appropriate Microsoft account
- Check that the Gamertag you want to change is the one displayed at the top right of the page
- Type your new Gamertag and click or tap Check availability
- When you have a new Gamertag it will show you what it will look like
- Press Request to complete the process and change your Gamertag
In the Xbox world, having a gamertag isn’t so bad. Many gamers in the online world can interact with you through your Gamertag. So if your old Gamertag doesn’t work for you or it’s not what you like, luckily you can change it. Here I have shown you 3 ways to change your Xbox gamertag, so depending on your preference, you can try any of the three.
Note that you can change your gamertag every third time. So make sure you are happy with the name you choose. Because next time you will have to pay money.