Get Rid Of That Stupid Old Gamertag – Xbox LIVE Deal Of The Week

by on August 3, 2011

If you have been spending years on Xbox LIVE under a pseudonym that has been causing you embarrassment, or you’ve gone through a name change, or you just want to spruce things up a little – now is the time, as Microsoft are offering up their Gamertag change service at a reduced rate. Normally costing 800 Microsoft Points, the Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week this week sees Microsoft knock 240 points – 30% off that price tag. Gamers can now change their LIVE identity for only 560 Microsoft Points.

Here is the official word from Microsoft on how to change your Gamertag:

How to change your Xbox LIVE gamertag:

  1. On your console, sign in using the Xbox LIVE gamertag that you want to change.
  2. Go to My Xbox, and select your gamertag.
  3. Select Change Gamertag.
  4. Note the Price of the change, and then select Enter New Gamertag or Get Suggestions to view possible gamertags.
  5. Once you enter or select a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.

When you confirm your new gamertag, the change spreads across Xbox LIVE. You don’t need to tell your friends that you changed your gamertag—their friends list automatically updates.