Changed gamertags instantly free up?

Im just about to join Xbox Live, but i want the Gamertag that my friend has, and he is just about to change his.

Once the name he has now is changed, if im quick enough, can i make it the name of my gamertag?

Or is there a time period to wait before somebody else can use his old Gamertag name?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

Once a gamertag is changed it isn't instantly freed up. I'm not sure of the timetable though. I've heard anywhere between 24 hours and 30 days.

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Damn, that sucks if its true...

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