How much does it cost to change your gamertag?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

Changing your gamertag on an Xbox One is a fairly simple process. All you need to do is access your user profile and make the necessary edits. The first thing to note is that you can change your gamertag for free, but there is a catch — you can only do it once. After that, if you want to change your gamertag again, you’ll need to pay a fee of $9.99 for each subsequent name change.

Now, let me walk you through the steps to change your gamertag on an Xbox One. First, make sure you are signed in to your Xbox One console using the account for which you want to change the gamertag. Once you are signed in, follow these steps:

1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
2. Navigate to the “System” tab and select “Settings.”
3. In the Settings menu, choose “Personalization” and then select “My profile.”
4. Under “Profile & system,” select “Customize profile.”
5. In the Customize Profile menu, choose “Change gamertag.”
6. You will be prompted to sign in again for security purposes. Enter your password to proceed.
7. Now, you can enter a new gamertag of your choice. You can either generate a random gamertag or create a unique one yourself. Keep in mind that the gamertag must adhere to Xbox Live’s terms of service and code of conduct.
8. Once you have entered your desired gamertag, the system will check for availability. If the gamertag is available, you can proceed. If it’s already taken, you’ll need to try a different one.
9. After confirming your new gamertag, you will be asked to pay the $9.99 fee if this is not your first name change.
10. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the payment process, if required.
11. Once the payment is processed, your gamertag will be changed.

It’s worth noting that changing your gamertag will not affect your Xbox Live achievements, friends list, or game progress. However, some games may not display your new gamertag immediately, and it may take some time for the change to be fully reflected across all platforms and services.

Changing your gamertag on an Xbox One is free for the first time, but subsequent changes will cost you $9.99 each. So, make sure you choose a gamertag you’re happy with, as you’ll have to pay for any future changes.