How to change your Fortnite name

The battle royale mode in Fortnite is all about appearance. Your style, clothing, and choice of pickaxe are just about as important as the number of victory royales you have. But all of that is meaningless if you have a goofy name that everyone scoffs at when they see you in matches.

How embarrassing.

As such, it is of the utmost importance that you have a name in Fortnite that you both like and feel comfortable sharing online. As we get older, it is common for our tastes and style to change, which is why the Fortnite username you made a couple of years ago might not accurately reflect the person you are today.

Keep in mind that this method does not change your PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch gamertag — it only applies to your Epic Games account. If you want to bypass those names when playing Fortnite on consoles, upgrade to a full Epic Games account.

If you’re looking to change your console gametag(s), read the following:

How to change your Fortnite name

Fortnite Change Name 1

Step 1: Log in to your Epic Games account.

Step 2: Once logged in, your account opens to the settings page by default. Click the blue Pencil button located to the right of the display name field.

Step 3: A pop-up window appears. Enter your new display name in the top text field. Confirm the name by entering it in the bottom text field.

Step 4: Choose the box that confirms your understanding that the display name is unable to be changed again for two weeks. There is no way to change your display name without first selecting this box.

Step 5: Click the blue Confirm button to finish.

Step 6: Finally, scroll to the bottom of the main account page and click the Save Changes button.

Your new username will now be displayed while playing. With your new identity, other players can now cower in fear.

Fortnite Name Limitation

You can change your name as many times as you would like: There’s no limitation, and it’s always free, no V-Bucks or money necessary. However, the game limits how frequently you can choose a new name. You may change your name once every two weeks.

So, be sure to choose a name that you feel comfortable with for the time being. If you’ve made the mistake of picking out a bad name, you can opt to play in offline mode until you can change it again.

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