Thursday, 19 May 2016

Micosoft Unlocks Gamertags


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Good news for all you Xbox users that are bored of your old worn out Gamertag! Microsoft this week are unlocking nearly one million (yes! one million!) unused Gamertags. These are Gamertags that were snapped up before the Xbox 360 and have remained unused ever since.

“Starting on Wednesday, May 18th @ 11:00AM PST, we will begin releasing nearly one million Gamertags to our valued Xbox Live Gold customers with active subscriptions and at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure,” reads a post on Xbox Wire.

“These Gamertags will be released over a 24-hour period, to give our fans in various countries an equal chance to get one.”

Microsoft won’t share the actual list, so you will have to just try and hope the name you’re looking for is there. They have however provided a category list which might be helpful.
  • Proper names
  • Pop culture references (entertainment, sports, gaming)
  • Types of food
  • Geography and Travel
  • Science and Technology
  • Maths and numbers
  • Animals
  • Some of the greatest inventions of all time
“While it may be challenging to find the exact Gamertag you want, keep trying, as there are many great Gamertags that will be released,” says the post.

Access to these newly-released Gamertags will be available on Xbox.com. Customers can also access these Gamertags within the Xbox App on Windows 10 and on the Xbox One console. Xbox 360 customers will need to use Xbox.com, the Xbox App on Windows 10, or an Xbox One console. To change your Gamertag on the web, please visit here.

Changing your Gamertag won’t impact your Gamerscore, Achievements, or your Friends list. However, it may make you the envy of your friends and fellow gamers.

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[ Source: news.xbox.com ]

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