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How to change your Fortnite name

Looking to spice up your Fortnite username? You’re in luck! This guide will walk you through the steps to change your username and make it unique. Your Fortnite name is more than just a title – it’s a chance to showcase your personality and differentiate yourself in the gaming world.

Whether you’re looking to rebrand yourself or simply want a fresh start, changing your Fortnite name is a simple process that can have a big impact.

In this article, we’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to change your Fortnite name and personalize your character.

How to change your name in Fortnite

The process of changing your in-game name varies depending on the platform you are using to play the game. Below, we have provided steps for changing your name on each platform.

For PC

Changing your in-game name is simple if you are playing the game on a PC. Your Fortnite name is connected to your Epic Games account, so you’ll need to make changes through the Epic Games website. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Fortnite website and log in to your Epic Games account.
  2. Click on your Display Name in the upper right of the screen and select “Account” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Navigate to the “General” tab and locate your Display Name.
  4. Click on the edit button and enter your desired new username. 

For Nintendo Switch

The process is the same for Nintendo Switch and mobile users. Simply log in to the Fortnite website with your Nintendo Switch or mobile account credentials, and your Display Name should update when you log back into Fortnite.

For PS4 and PS5

In PS4 and PS5, your name is tied to your PlayStation Network account, so you’ll need to change your PlayStation Network Display Name to update your Fortnite name. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the PlayStation Network website and log in to your PlayStation Network account.
  2. Look for the “My PlayStation” button next to your current display name and click on it.
  3. Click on “Profile” and then “Edit Profile.”
  4. Select the “Edit” button next to your current Online ID and follow the instructions to change your PlayStation Network Display Name.

Keep in mind that changing your PlayStation Network ID will incur a cost. Non-PlayStation Plus members will be charged approximately £7.99, while PlayStation Plus members can change their Online ID for a reduced fee of £3.99.

For Xbox

Similar to PlayStation, changing your Fortnite name on Xbox involves updating your Xbox Live account’s Display Name. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Select your profile from the top left of your Xbox screen.
  2. Choose “My Profile” from the corresponding menu.
  3. Select the “Customize Profile” option.
  4. Press the button associated with your current Display Name to change it.

Please note that changing your Xbox Live Gamertag incurs a cost of approximately £7.99, regardless of whether you have an Xbox Live subscription or not.

Restrictions on your name selection

When selecting a new name, there are a few things to keep in mind such as costs, availability and some limitations (you cannot select an offensive name). Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Availability: The new Fortnite name you choose must be available and not already taken by another player.
  • Restrictions: Epic Games has certain restrictions on Fortnite names, including prohibitions on offensive or inappropriate content. Make sure your new name adheres to their guidelines.
  • Costs: While changing your Fortnite name is free on PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile, PlayStation and Xbox users may incur charges for the process.

That’s everything you need to know in this Battle Royale game. If you find this guide helpful then check out our other Fortnite guides, such as What is the rarest emote in Fortnite? and How to gift skins in Fortnite.