How to Modify Your Fortnite Username

How to Change Your Username on Fortnite

Many people try Fortnite due to its enormous popularity to see what all the fuss is about. They create an account, choose a ridiculous username, and then begin playing without having high expectations for the game. But if they want to keep playing, they frequently regret the name they initially picked. Others are simply tired of their current dull username and want to change it.

We’ll demonstrate how to alter your Fortnite username across all platforms in this article.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on an Android Device

The username can be easily changed if you’re playing Fortnite on a mobile device. You will have to change it there because the game doesn’t have a separate website and instead relies on the Epic Games webpage for all of its settings. To do so, adhere to these guidelines:

  1. Open your mobile browser of choice and go to the Fortnite site.
  2. If you have not signed in to your account, you can do it now. If you are already signed in, skip to Step 7. Otherwise, you can sign in by tapping on the three lines icon at the upper right corner of your screen. Tap on Sign in.
  3. Tap the icon of your desired sign-in method.
  4. Enter your username and password, then tap on Log In Now.
  5. Once signed in, you will be back on the home page. Tap on the three lines icon at the upper right of the screen, then tap on your username.
  6. On the menu that appears, tap on Account.
  7. Scroll down to Account Settings. You will see your display name grayed out. Tap on the edit button to the right of it. It is the blue pencil button.
  8. Type in your desired username, then enter it again in the confirm display name textbox. Then tap on Confirm.
  9. Your display name should now be changed. You can navigate out of this screen and continue playing.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on an iPhone

Since the change takes place on the Epic Games Accounts page and not the app, changing a username on a mobile device is platform independent. Follow the directions above to change your username on an iPhone. They are interchangeable. You are using Safari instead of another web browser, which is the sole difference.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on an Xbox One

Their display names are not connected to their Epic Games accounts for console users. They are reliant on the console service providers instead. Because of this, your Xbox Gamertag and Fortnite display name are linked on Xbox One. Notably, updating your Xbox Gamertag affects all games, not just Fortnite. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Using your controller, hold down the Xbox button.
  2. Navigate to Profile & System, then choose your existing Gamertag.
  3. Choose My Profile.
  4. Select Customize Profile.
  5. Under the Choose new Gamertag tab, type in the new Gamertag that you want to use. Alternatively, you can choose one of the suggested Gamertags given. You can choose More suggestions if you want to see another set of suggested usernames.
  6. Select Check Availability to see if the Gamertag is already taken. If it is, choose another name, or edit it, so it becomes unique. If it is not being used by anyone else, confirm your selection.
  7. You can now navigate out of the system’s screen.

Changing Gamertag using a browser

  1. On your net browser, open your Microsoft Account.
  2. Click on your username.
  3. Scroll down and click on Go to your Xbox Profile.
  4. Click on Customize Profile.
  5. Click on the Change Gamertag icon to the right of your Gamertag.
  6. Alternatively, you can proceed directly to the change Gamertag screen
  7. Enter your new Gamertag, then click on Check Availability. If it’s not, change it until you get one. Otherwise, click on Change Gamertag.
  8. Your Gamertag should now be changed.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on a PS4

The PSN Name serves as the game’s username on the PlayStation 4, just like the Xbox. You must modify your PSN name in order to change it in Fortnite. Keep in mind that this affects all of your PlayStation Network games as well. Here is how to do it:

  1. On the home page on your PS4, navigate to Settings.
  2. Choose Account Management from the menu.
  3. Select Account Information.
  4. Scroll down and then select Profile.
  5. Choose an Online ID.
  6. Click I Accept on the window that appears. Do remember that you are changing the name for your entire PSN account. Any other game whose progression is tied to that ID may have its records wiped. If you’re ok with this, click on Continue.
  7. You will be able to enter your new Online ID here. You can do this now or choose one of the suggestions on the right. If you want to see more suggestions, click on Refresh.
  8. Once you have typed in your new Online ID, click on Confirm. If the ID isn’t available, you will need to enter a new one until you find one that is not in use.
  9. Navigate out of this screen. Your name should now have been changed.

Changing Online ID on a Browser

  1. Open your PlayStation Network Account. From the menu, choose PSN Profile.
  2. Click on the edit button beside your Online ID.
  3. Enter your desired Online ID or choose from the given suggestions.
  4. Follow the prompts that appear. Once you’ve changed your Online ID, click on confirm.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on Windows or Mac

Changing the display name on a PC or Mac is quite similar, as the change is done through the Epic Games website.

  1. Proceed to the Epic Games website using the browser of your choice.
  2. Hover over your username. It is located on the upper right portion of the webpage. On the menu that appears, click on Account.
  3. On the Generals tab, you will find your Display Name under Account Info. Click on the Edit button beside it.
  4. On the window that appears, enter your new Display Name, then click on Confirm.
  5. Your Display Name should now be changed. You can now close the website.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on a Nintendo Switch

The Epic Games account Display names are used for Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch as well. You must go to the Epic Games website to make changes. You can accomplish this by visiting the page on a computer, a Mac, or even a mobile device. Once the website has loaded, proceed as described above to change your username on a PC.

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