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How to change your Fortnite name

The battle royale mode in Fortnite is all about appearance. Your style, skin, 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.




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What You Need

  • Fortnite

  • Gaming console

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.

This only applies to Epic Games

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 gamertag(s), read the following:

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How to change your Fortnite name

It's easy to change your Fortnite name.

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: To complete the steps, scroll to the bottom of your main account page.

Step 7: Once you’re there, you’ll see a button to Save Changes. Click on that.

Step 8: After that, your new Fortnite username will save and become your new public persona. It’s the name that will be listed in your games and will hopefully evoke inspiration or fear among other players.

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Fortnite name limitation

Fortnite players are able to change up their usernames however they’d like. The company allows participants to swap up names with nearly endless possibilities; it won’t cost you any extra money or V-Bucks. The only limiting requirement is that you can only change your username every so often. Currently, you’re allowed to create a new name about every two weeks.

Because of this specific rule, we recommend that you pick names you know you’ll enjoy. If you accidentally throw in a typo or create a name you really don’t like, you can also play in offline mode for a couple of weeks until you’re allowed to make a new username again.

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