How much does a new Gamertag cost?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

A new Gamertag for Xbox One typically costs $9.99. However, Microsoft does allow you to change your Gamertag for free once. After that, any subsequent name changes will require payment of the $9.99 fee.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft reserves the right to change your Gamertag at any time, but they usually only do this if your chosen name violates their rules or guidelines. This is to ensure that all Gamertags are appropriate and adhere to their community standards.

The $9.99 fee for changing your Gamertag may seem a bit steep to some, but it’s important to understand that this fee is intended to discourage frequent name changes and ensure that users choose their Gamertags carefully. It helps maintain consistency and prevents abuse of the system.

If you’re considering changing your Gamertag, it’s a good idea to think carefully about the name you want to choose. Make sure it reflects your identity or interests and is something you’ll be happy with in the long run. Keep in mind that once you’ve made a name change, you’ll need to stick with it or pay the fee for subsequent changes.

In my personal experience, I have changed my Gamertag a couple of times over the years. The first change was free, and I took the opportunity to come up with a name that better represented me as a gamer. However, I found myself wanting to change it again shortly after. This is when I had to pay the $9.99 fee, which made me think twice before making another change.

The cost of a new Gamertag may seem a bit high, but it serves as a deterrent for frequent changes and helps maintain a sense of identity within the Xbox community.