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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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    • 10th Jul 18, 8:06 AM
    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)
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 10th Jul 18, 2:39 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 2:39 PM
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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
    • book12
    • By book12 25th Dec 18, 4:56 PM
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    • 25th Dec 18, 4:56 PM
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    • 25th Dec 18, 4:56 PM
    Apologies for not replying earlier. Haven't been on for a while.
    Tried to change the gamer tag, but it won't let me. Forgot what the error message was.
    As a reminder to you all, when I first got the console, I chose a random username from the predefined gamer tag list on the Xbox website, clicked on one of them and claimed it.
    I read articles that the cost is 7.99 to change it.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 27th Dec 18, 2:49 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 2:49 PM
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    • 27th Dec 18, 2:49 PM
    Apologies for not replying earlier. Haven't been on for a while.
    Tried to change the gamer tag, but it won't let me. Forgot what the error message was.
    As a reminder to you all, when I first got the console, I chose a random username from the predefined gamer tag list on the Xbox website, clicked on one of them and claimed it.
    I read articles that the cost is 7.99 to change it.
    Originally posted by book12
    I believe if you picked a random one, it will allow you to change it once for free (or at least it used to let you).

    There used to be a way to bypass the cost on xbox 360 by getting a friend to report your gamertag - at which point the reported player would get the option to change it for free. Not sure if that still works with xbone though.
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    • Teresasteele
    • By Teresasteele 5th Jan 19, 5:10 AM
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    • 5th Jan 19, 5:10 AM
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    • 5th Jan 19, 5:10 AM
    I have also read the articles that the gamer tag can be changed, but don't know for sure. One of my frind also wanted to change his gamer tag but he didn't.
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