Knowing how to change your Xbox Gamertag is the solution if seeing your online name makes you shudder. It means you can finally get rid of that awful Gamertag handle or choose something more carefully than the one you picked because you were eager to start using your console.
Although we also discuss how to do it online, our major focus here will be updating your Gamertag on the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. The procedure is rather simple, as you’ll see, so coming up with anything appropriate will be your biggest issue. Make sure your Gamertag isn’t too offensive if you intend to stream your games or publish screenshots with it on them.
Here’s how to modify your Xbox Gamertag.
How to modify your Xbox Gamertag online
Using a browser may be the simplest approach to changing your Gamertag.
1. Open a new tab, go to https://social.xbox.com/changegamertag, and sign in with your Microsoft credentials. This account must be linked to the Xbox profile you want to edit.
2. Type in your new Gamertag, which will replace the current one. Your Gamertag cannot begin with a number, and you are only allowed a maximum of 12 characters.
3. Choose Verify availability. You will be prompted to enter another Gamertag if your current one is already in use.
4. If you’re content, choose Change Gamertag if not.
How to modify your Xbox Gamertag via the console
Using an Xbox Series S or Series X console, you can also alter your Gamertag.
1. To enter the console’s menu, press the Xbox button on your controller.
2. Select your Xbox profile by going to the Profile & System tab at the top of the menu.
3. Click My profile when a pop-up for your profile displays.
4. The right-side menu now has a Customize profile option.
5. From the list of Gamertags on the left side of the screen, choose your current one.
6. Type in a new Gamertag to replace the current one. Your Gamertag cannot begin with a number, and you are only allowed a maximum of 12 characters.
7. Choose Check for availabilities. You will be prompted to enter another Gamertag if your current one is already in use.
8. If you’re content, choose Change Gamertag if not.
There you have it. You are now aware of how to modify your Xbox Gamertag.