The battle royale mode in Fortnite revolves around personal style and appearance. Your choice of skin, pickaxe, and, most importantly, your name, can greatly impact how others perceive you in matches. If you’re stuck with a goofy or outdated name, it’s time to make a change.
The Importance of a Suitable Fortnite Username
It’s crucial to have a Fortnite username that you genuinely like and feel comfortable using online. As we grow older, our tastes and preferences naturally evolve, and the username we chose a few years ago might not reflect who we are today.
Changing Your Fortnite Name on Epic Games
Please note that the method discussed here only applies to changing your Epic Games account name, not your PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch gamertag. If you want to update your console gamertag while playing Fortnite, you’ll need to upgrade to a full Epic Games account.
If you’re curious about changing your console gamertag, here are some helpful resources:
- How to change your PSN name
- How to change your Xbox gamertag
Steps to Change Your Fortnite Name
Changing your Fortnite name is a straightforward process. Just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Log in to your Epic Games account.
Step 2: Once logged in, you’ll be directed to the settings page. Look for the blue Pencil button next to the display name field.
Step 3: A pop-up window will appear. Enter your desired new display name in the top text field. Confirm the name by typing it again in the bottom text field.
Step 4: Check the box confirming your understanding that the display name cannot be changed again for the next two weeks. You must select this box to proceed.
Step 5: Click the blue Confirm button to finalize the name change.
Step 6: To complete the process, scroll to the bottom of your main account page.
Step 7: Once there, you’ll find a button labeled “Save Changes.” Click on it.
Step 8: Congratulations! Your new Fortnite username is now saved and will be displayed in your games. It’s time to inspire or strike fear in the hearts of other players!
Limitations on Fortnite Name Changes
In Fortnite, you have the freedom to change your username to your heart’s content. There are virtually limitless possibilities, and Epic Games allows you to swap names without any additional costs in terms of money or V-Bucks. However, there is one limitation: you can only change your username once every two weeks.
Due to this restriction, we recommend that you choose a name that you genuinely enjoy. If you happen to make a typo or select a name that you end up disliking, you can always play in offline mode for a couple of weeks until you’re eligible to change it again.
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