Gamertag change

Hi folks,

I want to change my gamertag, but I wanted to kindly ask if anyone has ever had any problems changes theirs?   and,,, how long does the change take before it's in place?

Thanks in advance for any and all replys.

Victor

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

thanks to all for the responses... I'll be changing up tonight... IF the one I want is still available.

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The change takes effect right away just takes a little bit of time to update on your friends list.

It’s easy to change your gamertag. If you created your gamertag when you signed up for Xbox LIVE, you can change your gamertag once for free. Changing your gamertag after that costs 800 Microsoft Points.

To change your Xbox LIVE gamertag on your console


  • On your console, sign in using the Xbox LIVE gamertag you want to change.
  • Go to Social, and then select your gamertag.
  • Select Change Gamertag.
  • When the price of the change appears, select Enter New Gamertag. 



Note If you don’t have enough points for the purchase, select Add Microsoft Points.
After you enter a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.
If the gamertag you choose is already in use, you’ll have to try another one. If it’s not already in use, you’re all set!

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To add on to what Killn said, your friends just have to sign out then sign back in or turn off the console and turn it back on and they'll see your new name.

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However, for some people it's buggy so when they're in an Xbox LIVE party it shows their old Gamertag.

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Aside from what others have already said, I would recommend that you message all of the people on your friends list informing of them of your name change.  Otherwise some may delete you because they don't recognize the name.

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