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    • book12
    • By book12 10th Jul 18, 6:43 AM
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    Xbox gamertag change
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    • 10th Jul 18, 6:43 AM
    Xbox gamertag change 10th Jul 18 at 6:43 AM
    I want to change my xbox gamertag as I chose a randomly generated one when I signed up (so I could start gaming straight away) and that at time I couldn't think of a good one. I have thought of a good gamertag now.

    Whoever done this in the past or recently, did it reset your game progress and achievements? It's just that I don't want my game achievements and progress to go back to zero/beginning.
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    • JamoLew
    • By JamoLew 10th Jul 18, 8:06 AM
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    No it won't reset any progress or achievements
    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 10th Jul 18, 10:39 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 10:39 AM
    If you create a brand new account with a new tag you'll revert back to 0G with nothing recorded on your gamer card. If you simply change your name all achievements and progress to date is protected (changed my tag about three times over the last ten years)

    Achievements are kinda pointless though, would be nice to receive a reward from Live for hitting 10k, 50k etc etc (I am sat at about 57k) I have a friend who is a legit 190k (madness)
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    • 10th Jul 18, 2:39 PM
    I want to change my xbox gamertag as I chose a randomly generated one when I signed up (so I could start gaming straight away) and that at time I couldn't think of a good one. I have thought of a good gamertag now.

    Whoever done this in the past or recently, did it reset your game progress and achievements? It's just that I don't want my game achievements and progress to go back to zero/beginning.
    Originally posted by book12

    Any gamerscore etc isnt reset, I did it years ago.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 11th Jul 18, 1:33 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 1:33 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 1:33 AM
    If you create a brand new account with a new tag you'll revert back to 0G with nothing recorded on your gamer card. If you simply change your name all achievements and progress to date is protected (changed my tag about three times over the last ten years)

    Achievements are kinda pointless though, would be nice to receive a reward from Live for hitting 10k, 50k etc etc (I am sat at about 57k) I have a friend who is a legit 190k (madness)
    Originally posted by Eagles1905
    Apparently they did originally have plans to offer rewards for achievement scores but plenty of people were so keen to just get the score that they ended up not having to bother offering any rewards.

    Also agree about being able to change the gamertag and keep the account progress.

    John
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