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How to change your username in Fortnite

Now you can fix that terrible, terrible gamertag.

To change your username in Fortnite, log into your Epic Games account, go to Account Settings, and click the blue pencil icon next to your Display Name. On the pop-up window, type your new username, confirm it, and your name will be changed.

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To change your Fortnite username on PlayStation, modify your PSN name via My Playstation > Profile > Edit Profile. For Xbox, update your Gamertag through My Profile > Customize Profile or Account Settings > Change Gamertag from the home screen.

Before you change your username, remember once you’ve reinvented yourself on Epic, it goes across any title that uses the feature inside the store. Your username is your Epic display name, so make sure it’s good, or you’ll get bullied.

If you’re trying to reach the pinnacle of esports, changing your Fortnite name to something that’ll stick in your opponent’s head is integral. No one will take you seriously if you’ve got an awful name like “Captain Ogg” or “360noScope420BlazeIt.” So, maybe it’s time to take your Fortnite name seriously.

If you need a step-by-step guide on how to do this, we got you.

How much does it cost to change your username in Fortnite?

Changing your name in Fortnite on Xbox and PlayStation is free if it’s your first change. After that, it costs $10 USD for each name change. On PC and Mobile, you can always change your Fortnite name for free, but only once every 15 days.

That’s because, for console gamers, odds are your Fortnite name is attached to your gamertag. This means Xbox users are going to be set back roughly $10 USD for each name change. As for PlayStation users, if you’re subscribed to PlayStation Plus, you’ll be able to change your name at a discount. It’ll set you back $4.99 if you’ve renewed your subscription, and $10 if you haven’t. Both platforms offer you a free username change per account, so you don’t have to pay anything if it’s the first time you’re making the change.

How to change your username in Fortnite

You can change your Fortnite name through the Fortnite official website or the Epic Games launcher. We’ll be going over both of them to cover all bases.

  1. Go to the Fortnite website and click the sign-in button on the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Enter your details into the areas provided and log into your account.
  3. Once this is done, you’ll head back to the main page.
  4. You can find your username on the top right corner of the screen, click on it, and go into the “Account” option in the drop-down menu.
  5. Your Display Name will be under the “Account Settings” tab, where you can change it by clicking the pencil icon next to it.

Alternatively, you can log into the Epic launcher and click on your name in the bottom left corner. Click on Manage Account on the menu that appears, and the Fortnite webpage should pop up by itself, navigating you to the last step.

Note you can only change your username every two weeks, so there’ll always be a next time to come up with that super cool alias.

How to change your Fortnite username on PS4 and PS5

To change your Fortnite name on PS4 and PS5, you must change your PlayStation Network (PSN) Online ID through your console’s settings. Doing it through a browser is relatively simpler and it doesn’t require you to turn on your console.

  1. Head over to the official website of PlayStation Network and log in with your credentials
  2. Click on the My PlayStation button that will be next to your name
  3. Choose Profile
  4. Click on the Edit Profile button below your profile picture
  5. Select the Edit button next to your Online ID
    • Accept the terms to enter your new name

Unfortunately, for you console players, once you’ve chosen your name, you’ve made your bed. PS4 and PS5 players will get one more chance to fix up their awful names for free, so use this opportunity wisely. Otherwise, your wallet will suffer the consequences.

After completing the process, your name in Fortnite will change, and so will your PSN ID. This means that you’ll be changing your name in all the other games you play on your PS4 or PS5.

If you’d like to perform additional Fortnite name changes, you will need to pay a fee that’s around five dollars for PS Plus subscribers and 10 dollars for non-subscribers.

How to change your Fortnite username on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

Head to the Xbox official website and go to your Account Settings to change your Fortnite name on Xbox. Similarly to PlayStation gamers, Xbox players must change their gamer tags to get a different username in Fortnite.

To change your Fortnite name on Xbox Series X and S, you’ll need to:

  1. Navigate to the Xbox home screen.
  2. Choose your profile from the top left corner of your screen
  3. Select My Profile from the dropdown menu
  4. Click on Customize Profile
  5. Select your current username, and you’ll be able to change your Gamertag
    • You’ll need to check the availability of your new username before finalizing the process.

To change your Fortnite name on Xbox One, you’ll need to: 

  1. Hold down the Xbox button on your controller
  2. Make your way to the Profile and System tab and choose Gamertag
  3. Click on My Profile and select Customize Profile
  4. Tap on your current Gamertag, and you’ll be able to edit it
  5. Decide on your new username and check its availability before completing the process

How to change your Fortnite username on Nintendo Switch

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For you Nintendo Switch players, it seems you’ve chosen the right console. You’ll be able to change your name in Fortnite with ease, as the Switch relies on Epic Games’ network when it comes to creating in-game names.

  1. Head over to Fortnite’s official website
  2. Click on the Sign In button, which will be located at the top right corner of your screen
  3. Choose your preferred login method and enter your credentials
  4. After logging into your account, you’ll be redirected to the main page
  5. The Sign In button will be replaced with your current in-game name
  6. Click on your username and choose Account from the drop-down menu
  7. Navigate to the General tab and select the pencil icon next to your name to change it

You’ll be able to change your name in Fortnite without your Switch account name changing.

This means that you’ll be able to change your Fortnite name through the game’s official website: just log in with your Nintendo account if you’ve never logged into the website before. 

How to change your Fortnite username on mobile devices

Gamers on their mobile devices won’t have to jump through hoops to change their names. Fortnite gamers on mobile devices aren’t forced to have dedicated Gamertags, so go wild with your name.

To change your Fortnite name on a mobile device, you’ll either need a computer or a web browser.

  1. Navigate to Fortnite’s official website
  2. Click on Sign In and log in with your preferred method
  3. After signing in, you should be reverted back to the main page
  4. The Sign In button will be replaced with your username
  5. Click on your username and choose Account
  6. Head over to the General tab and click on the pencil button next to your name to make changes

How to change your Epic Games display name

To change your Epic Games display name, log into your Epic Games account on the launcher or the website and change it in your Account Settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click your profile icon on the top right of the screen
  2. Click “Account” in the drop-down menu
  3. Click the white-and-blue pencil button to the right of the Display Name box in the Account Settings screen.
  4. Type your new Display Name on the blank field in the pop-up window.
  5. Click the checkbox next to “I understand I can not change my display name again for 2 weeks after this change.”
  6. Click the blue “Confirm” button
  7. Your Epic Games display name has been changed

Do you lose your skins when you change your username in Fortnite?

Your skins will remain on your account. You’re only changing your name, not the account. All of your pickaxes, emotes, and gliders will stick to your account like a bad smell. But it’s a welcomed bad smell.

The only time your skins won’t be in your account is if you’ve made an entirely new account.

So, to change your Fortnite name, you need to change your username on the platform you’re playing it on. Ironically, you can’t change your Fortnite name inside the game.


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