Updates are coming to Xbox Live Gamertags — umlauts to make a deal with extra metallic, and a naming conference that may allow you to select the tag you need, even when another person has had it for years.
The duplicate tag setup mimics how providers reminiscent of Steam, Discord, and Battle.net deal with handles. Principally, customers might choose any identity they like (inside cause, and the bounds of the phrases of use) and if it’s already taken, Xbox Live will auto-append a suffix to maintain everybody distinctive.
“We’ll even change the suffix font measurement to maintain the give attention to the identity you selected,” Microsoft stated. Video games are at the moment required to indicate the tag’s suffix throughout gameplay, so people can ensure that dudemanbestbro#2 isn’t dudemanbestbro1.
The first change is free (usually these items price $10). However, for those who’re proud of what you’ve got already, don’t fear, nothing about it should change.
The different choices embody assist for 10 new alphabets. Not solely does that imply further accents, tildes or the Nordic slashed O, it additionally accommodates Cyrillic, Thai, symbols for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, and many extras.
If that is complicated, right here’s an instance of how the brand new tags (and characters) will present up in menus on the Xbox Game Bar.
These updates grew to become accessible at the moment within the new Xbox app on PC and Xbox Game Bar and can come to cellular units and consoles over the next year.
Xbox Live’s new Gamertag choices come about two months after PlayStation finally let people change their PSN IDs.