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How to change your Xbox gamertag

You can easily change your Xbox gamertag. If your gamertag was created for you when you initially signed up for Xbox (meaning you did not choose it yourself), you can change it one time for free. Additional Xbox gamertag changes cost extra.

If you created your own gamertag at signup and want to change it, you will be charged (fee varies by region and currency).

Solutions

Change your gamertag through a web browser

Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Change gamertag page at account.xbox.com.
  2. Sign in using the Microsoft account email address and password associated with your gamertag.
  3. Enter your new gamertag, and then select Check Availability.
  4. Once you find an available gamertag, click Claim it.
    Note If your gamertag was created for you when you initially signed up for Xbox (meaning you did not choose it yourself), you can change it one time for free. Additional Xbox gamertag changes cost extra.
    If you created your own gamertag at signup and want to change it, you will be charged (fee varies by region and currency).

Change your gamertag on Xbox One

Note Xbox One may not be available in all locales.

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  2. Select your gamerpic in the upper-left corner of the screen, and then press the A button  on your controller
  3. Select My profile, and then Customize profile. Select your gamertag to edit it.
  4. You can either select one of the suggested available gamertags, or select Make my own to create your own:
    • If you’re making your own, type in the new gamertag, and then select Enter. If you receive a “Sorry, this gamertag is now reserved. Try another one” message, that means the gamertag is not available and you need to create another one.
    • If you want to use one of the gamertags that Xbox provides, but you don’t like any of the suggestions, select More to see additional gamertag suggestions.
  5. When you're finished, select Claim it, and then select Sounds good.
  6. Once you see your gamertag, select Close.

After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox, and if there is an additional cost, the payment option associated with your Microsoft account is charged. You don't need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag—their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

Change your gamertag on Xbox 360

Here’s how:

  1. On your Xbox 360 console, go to social, and then select Sign In or Out.
  2. Select your profile to sign in.
  3. Scroll right to settings and then select Profile.
  4. Select Edit Profile.
  5. Select Gamertag.
  6. Select Enter New Gamertag.
  7. Type a new gamertag (up to 15 characters), and then select Done.
    If the gamertag you entered is already taken, you'll be prompted to try another gamertag.
  8. After you enter or select a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.

After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox, and if there is an additional cost, the payment option associated with your Microsoft account is charged. You don't need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag—their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

Change your gamertag in the Xbox app on Windows 10

If your gamertag was created for you when you initially signed up for Xbox (meaning you did not choose it yourself), you can change it one time for free. Additional Xbox gamertag changes cost extra. If you created your own gamertag at signup and want to change it, you will be charged (fee varies by region and currency).

If you have changed your gamertag before, go to account.xbox.com to change it again. Your account will be charged. See Change your gamertag through a web browser.

If you have not changed your gamertag before, you can change it in the Xbox app on Windows 10. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Xbox app in Windows 10 and sign in using the Microsoft account email address and password associated with your gamertag.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the app's home screen, select your gamerpic.
  3. In the banner at the top of the profile screen, select Customize.
  4. Select Change gamertag.
  5. Type your preferred gamertag, and then select Check availability.
  6. Once you find an available gamertag, select Claim it.

After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox. You don't need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag—their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

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