How To Change Xbox GAMER TAG: Find Out Here!

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Published: 21 Apr 2022
Time to make changes to your Xbox Gamer tag!

The Xbox Gamer tag is like a username that is visible to other players on the Xbox app when you are playing a game or sharing some content with them. Many people don’t pay much attention when choosing their Gamer tag and later end up regretting their choices. In case you are one of them then this guide will help you change your Gamer tag on the Xbox app.

How To Change Xbox GAMER TAG: Find Out Here!

The Gamer tag is the most important alias on the Xbox Ecosystem that will be used to identify yourself by your friends and the community when you are gaming on the platform. Your friends will need to use your Gamer tag to add you to their friends list and invite you to a game.

It is also visible when you create a new record on the leaderboards or unlock an achievement in a particular game.

When creating an account for the first time, Microsoft will automatically assign you a random Gamer tag based on your name while also giving you an option to set a Gamer tag of your choice.

Most people don’t much attention during this process and often end up with the default Gamer tag assigned by the Xbox app. Currently, the company allows you to change your Gamer tag for free for the first time while requiring a payment fee if you decide to change it multiple times.

How to change Gamer Tag online

In order to change your Gamer tag online, head over to this website and log in to your Microsoft account.

After you log in, you will be greeted with a screen where you need to enter the new Gamer tag of your choice and check its availability. Do note that you cannot choose a Gamer tag with less than 12 characters or one that begins with a number.

If the Gamer tag that you have entered is available, you will be shown a preview of how it will be visible to other people. You can then confirm your choice and your Gamer tag will then be changed. You might need to log out and sign in back again to ensure that change takes place.

Do note that only the first Gamer tag change is free while any subsequent attempts will require you to pay some fees depending on your currency and region.

How to change Gamer Tag on Xbox X/S and Xbox One

Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide and then click on your profile icon in the right corner of the menu.

In the Profile & System menu, tap on your Gamer tag to open the profile menu.

Next to the profile menu, select My profile and then click on the Customize profile option.

Now tap on your Gamer tag and you will be able to enter a new Gamer tag of your choice.

You will be shown a preview of the new Gamer tag if it is available and will need to confirm it by clicking the Change Gamer tag option. In case you have changed your Gamer tag previously then you will be required to make a payment to get your desired Gamer tag.

How to Change Gamer Tag on the Xbox app

Open the Xbox app on your Windows machine and log in to your Microsoft Account. Now click on your profile picture in the top-right icon and select the Settings option.

Here you need to tap the Change Gamer tag option and you will be redirected to the Microsoft Website where the process will be the same as mentioned above.

Choose your new Gamer tag and check whether it is available or not. In case it is available then you will be given an option to change it and will be required to make a payment if you changed your Gamer tag in the past.

That’s it, now go ahead and follow this process to make changes to your Xbox Gamer tag!

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