Did you register your Xbox gamertag in the days of the original Xbox or Xbox 360? Have you come to resent the handle you chose all those years ago? Don’t worry, you can change your Gamertag using an Xbox, Windows PC, or on the web.
If you’ve never changed your Xbox gamertag, Microsoft allows you to do it once for free. Subsequent changes cost $9.99 (plus tax) per change, a measure put in place to stop people from constantly changing their usernames and abusing the system.
In 2019, Microsoft introduced a system where random numbers are displayed after your chosen gamertag if it’s already in use. The idea here was to design a system where the numbers are less noticeable while increasing the total number of gamertags available. In reality, many games will display the full username, numbers and all. Make sure you’re happy with what you see before you finalize it!
There’s no need to do anything once you’ve changed your gamertag, your name change will be reflected across all…
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