How to change your username in Fortnite

Now you can fix that terrible, terrible gamertag.

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Once you’ve reached new heights, battling it out against the top-tier competition of an esport, the last thing you want is a bad username. No one will take you seriously if you’ve got an awful name like “Captain Ogg” or “360noScope420BlazeIt.”

To be a world champ, you’ve got to act like one. Fortunately, Fornite allows you to change your name if you’ve gone and made a huge mistake. It’s an incredibly straightforward process that’ll help you in your hour of need.

The last thing you want is to be a bot frag and have a bad name to match. Considering changing your name used to be a premium feature in past popular titles, players can take advantage of their creativity whenever they want to in Epic Games’ battle royale.

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.

Here’s everything you need to know to change your in-game name in Fortnite.

How can you change your username in Fortnite and other Epic titles?

There are a couple of ways to change your name in Fortnite, you can do it through Fortnite official website or the Epic Games launcher. We’ll be going over both of them to cover all bases.

Firstly, go to the Fortnite website and click the sign-in button on the top right corner of your screen. Enter your details into the areas provided and log into your account. Once this is done, you’ll head back to the main page. You’ll be able to spot your username on the top right corner of the screen, click on it, and go into the “Account” option in the drop-down menu.

Your Display Name will be under the “General” tab, and you’ll be able to change it by clicking the pencil icon next to it.

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

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

How to change your Fortnite name on PS4 and PS5?

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 wallets will suffer the consequences.

You’ll be able to change your PlayStation Network (PSN) name through your console’s settings, but doing it through a browser is relatively simpler and doesn’t require you to turn on your console.

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

After completing the process your name in Fortnite will change but so will your PSN ID. This means that you’ll essentially 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’ll 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 name on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One?

Similarly to PlayStation gamers, Xbox players will need to change their gamer tags to get a different username in Fortnite. Head to the Xbox official website, and navigate through all the steps necessary.

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

  • Navigate to the Xbox home screen.
  • Choose your profile from the top left corner of your screen
  • Select My Profile from the dropdown menu
  • Click on Customize Profile
  • 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: 

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

How to change your Fortnite name 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.

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. You’ll be able to log in with your Nintendo account if you’ve never logged into the website before. 

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

How to change your Fortnite name 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, you’re allowed to have an awful name.

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

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