May 19, 2016

Microsoft freeing up nearly 1 million inactive Xbox gamertags

Filed under: Uncategorized —— Molly M @ 3:35 pm

Bored of your gamertag on Xbox Live? Microsoft is giving you a chance to change it up.

On Wednesday May 18th, Xbox Live Gold members with active subscriptions and at least a one year of gold tenure can switch their gamertag to one of nearly 1 million monikers being released into the wild.

“Many of the best and most desirable gamertags were unavailable… Until now,” Microsoft explained. The gamertags released this week “are from the original Xbox era.” The “accounts never migrated to Xbox 360 and as a result they have been inactive for quite some time.”

Although Microsoft didn’t say what gamertags they will be releasing, it will include:

-Proper names

-Pop culture references (entertainment, sports, gaming)

-Types of food

-Geography and travel

-Science and Technology

-Math and numbers


-Some of the greatest inventions of all time

Once a gamertag has been changed, all the information from the previous gamertag they had would be transported to the new gamertag.

You will be able to change the gamertag with Windows 10 Xbox app or on the Xbox One.



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