How to change your username in Fortnite

Due to its huge popularity, many people try out Fortnite just to see what it's all about. They create an account, put in a silly username, and then start playing without expecting too much from the game. If they want to continue playing, however, they often regret the name they originally chose. Others just want to change a username they now consider boring.

In this article, we are going to show you how to change your Fortnite username for all platforms.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on an Android Device

If you are using the mobile version of Fortnite, changing the username is a simple process. As the game itself doesn't have a dedicated site, relying on the Epic Games webpage for all of its settings, you'll need to change it there. To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. On your Android device, open your mobile internet browser.
  2. Go to the Epic Games website by typing "epic games" in the search bar. This should be the first result.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  3. If you are not logged into your account, you can do so now. If you're already signed in, skip to step 7. Otherwise, you can sign in by tapping the three-line icon in the top-right corner of your screen. Tap Connect.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  4. Touch the icon of the desired connection method.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  5. Enter your username and password, then tap Login Now.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  6. Once logged in, you will be back on the home page. Tap the Three Lines icon in the top right of the screen, then tap your username.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  7. In the menu that appears, tap Account.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  8. Scroll down to Account Settings. You will see your display name greyed out. Press the edit button to its right. It's the blue pencil button.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  9. Enter the username you want, then enter it again in the display name confirmation text box, then tap Confirm.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  10. Your display name should now be changed. You can exit this screen and continue playing.
    How to change your username in Fortnite

How to Change Your Fortnite Username on an iPhone

Changing usernames on mobile is not platform dependent as the change happens on the Epic Games Accounts page and not the app. To change your username on an iPhone, follow the instructions given above. They are one and the same. The only difference is that you are using Safari instead of another web browser.

How to Change Your Username for Fortnite on an Xbox One

For console users, their display names are not linked to their Epic Games account. Instead, they depend on their console service providers. For Xbox One, this means your Fortnite display name is tied to your Xbox Gamertag. It should be noted that changing your Xbox Gamertag changes it for all games, not just Fortnite. To do this, follow these steps:

On Xbox One

  1. Using your controller, press and hold the Xbox button.
  2. Go to Profile & System, then choose your existing Gamertag.
  3. Choose my profile
  4. Select Customize profile.
  5. Under the Choose a new gamertag tab, enter the new gamertag you want to use. Alternatively, you can choose one of the suggested Gamertags. 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 in use. If so, choose another name or change it to be unique. If not used by anyone else, confirm your selection.
  7. You can now navigate away from the system screen.

Change gamertag using a browser

  1. On your Internet browser, open your Microsoft account.
  2. Click on your username.
  3. Scroll down and click Go to your Xbox profile.
  4. Click Customize Profile.
  5. Click the Change Gamertag icon to the right of your gamertag.
  6. Alternatively, you can jump straight to the change gamertag screen by clicking this link.
  7. Enter your new Gamertag, then click Check Availability. If not, change it until you get one. Otherwise, click Change gamertag.
  8. Your gamertag should now be changed.

How to Change Your Fortnite Username on a PS4

Like the Xbox, the PlayStation 4 relies on the PSN name as the in-game username. If you want to change it in Fortnite, you will need to change your PSN name. Remember, this also changes for all your other games on PlayStation Network. Here's how it's done:

On PS4

  1. On the home page of your PS4, go to Settings.
  2. Choose Account Management from the menu.
  3. Select Account Information.
  4. Scroll down, then select Profile.
  5. Choose an online ID.
  6. Click on "I accept" in the window that appears. Remember that you are changing the name of your entire PSN account. Any other game whose progress is tied to this ID may have its records erased. If you're happy with that, click Continue.
  7. You can enter your new online ID here. You can do it now or choose one of the suggestions on the right. If you want to see more suggestions, click Refresh.
  8. Once you have entered your new online ID, click Confirm. If the ID is not available, you will have to enter a new one until you find one that is not in use.
  9. Exit 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 the Edit button next to your Online ID.
  3. Enter the desired Online ID or choose from the suggestions provided.
  4. Follow the prompts that appear. Once you have changed your Online ID, click 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. Go to the Epic Games website using your browser of choice.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  2. Hover over your username. It is located in the upper right part of the web page. In the menu that appears, click on Account.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  3. In the General tab, you will find your display name under Account Information. Click the edit button next to it.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  4. In the window that appears, enter your new display name and click Confirm.
    How to change your username in Fortnite
  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

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch also uses Epic Games account display names. To change it, you need to visit the Epic Games website. You can do this by accessing the page through a PC or Mac, or even your mobile device. Once you have opened the site, follow the steps outlined above to change usernames via PC.

Upgrading Console Accounts to a Full Epic Games Account

If you play Fortnite on console or cross-platform and are not registered with Epic Games, you may consider upgrading to a full account. This allows you to transfer progress from one console to another. As Fortnite offers Crossplay compatibility, this could be a great idea. To do this:

  1. On a web browser, go to the Epic Games website.
  2. Make sure you are currently logged out. Otherwise, log out now.
  3. At the top right of the screen, click Login.
  4. Choose the icon for the platform you have an account on, either Xbox or PSN. If you have a Nintendo Switch, this can also be chosen.
  5. You will be redirected to your platform account. Enter your credentials. Once completed, you will be redirected to Epic Games. Note that if you are not taken back to Epic Games, this means that this account has no progress data. Check again if you have logged in to the correct account.
  6. Enter the required details, then click Create Account.

Additional FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Fortnite usernames:

1. Is changing your Fortnite username free?

The answer to this question depends on the platform you are using. If you use the mobile versions, like Android or iOS, it's totally free. This is also true for the Nintendo Switch version. The PC version also offers a free name change. Since your username change is tied to Epic Games, you won't have to pay for any additional display name changes you make.

The same is not true if you are using the console versions for Xbox and PS4. Changing your account name will only be free if you are changing your gamertag name or PSN for the first time. Any additional changes will need to be paid for. Xbox and PlayStation charge a fee for additional edits after the premiere. Each edit currently costs $10,00 per edit on both platforms.

2. How often can you change your Fortnite username?

If you change your username using the Epic Games account, you can do this once every two weeks. This means that if you are using Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch or PC, you will have to wait two weeks after each change.

Since PlayStation and Xbox charge users for account name changes, they can do this as often as they want.

Follow simple steps

There can be several reasons why someone would want to change their Fortnite username. There are those who want to change imagined usernames on the fly or want a new one because the old one has become obsolete. Doing so is a fairly simple process, as long as you know the steps.

Have you ever had any problems with how to change your username in Fortnite? Did you use a method not listed above? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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