Character limit on Xbox gamertag prevents me from using a name that is less than 15 characters

Discus and support Character limit on Xbox gamertag prevents me from using a name that is less than 15 characters in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; Hello. I'm on PC and I've seen some thread posts saying it's still possible to change your gamertag to something that is less than 15 characters but... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by ObeseMorese, Jan 8, 2022.

  1. ObeseMorese
    ObeseMorese Guest

    Character limit on Xbox gamertag prevents me from using a name that is less than 15 characters


    Hello. I'm on PC and I've seen some thread posts saying it's still possible to change your gamertag to something that is less than 15 characters but more than 12. I can't seem to get this to work on PC. Does anybody have any solutions?

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    ObeseMorese, Jan 8, 2022
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  2. ngocphi Win User

    Character limit on Xbox gamertag prevents me from using a name that is less than 15 characters

    Ya the limit is 15 still never changed but I don't think you realize what that is

    One 4 characters are reserved for hashtags

    Now if you mean trying to circumvent the system

    That's never a good idea

    Either way can't be done on a pc or a current xbox

    You can try Google.I'm.sure there are guides probably not a good idea once you find out what it takes it's.a lot.more.then 10 dollars I can tell you that
  3. Jesse E' Win User

    Character limit on Xbox gamertag prevents me from using a name that is less than 15 characters

    Hello, My name is Jesse. I'm an Independent Advisor and a member of the Microsoft community and I'd love to assist you today.

    The only way to achieve that was to change it on an Xbox 360, as those still use the old gamertag system. It was working a while ago, not sure if it still works in 2022. Other than that it isn't possible.
  4. KimberlyReach Win User

    Unable to Change Gamertag

    Update: If I try a gamertag with 14 or less characters, it seems to move forward. However the character limit is supposed to be 15 and the new gamertag I want has 15 characters. :-(
  5. MsAshh Win User

    Gamertag change - wording misleading - " will be available to others"

    I would like to add that if your previous gamertag is longer than 12 characters, it will not be able to be claimed by anyone; including yourself. The character limit used to be 15, but it was recently changed to 12 for the new gamertag system.
  6. Daft Badger Win User

    username recovery

    The old limit was 15 characters so your old gamertag couldn't of been 16 characters long.

    You might still be able to change to a tag with more than 12 characters if you do it on a xbox 360 console unless they've fixed that workaround but other than that then you will have to stick with the 12 character limit.
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