About claiming gamertags on inactive acccounts

Discus and support About claiming gamertags on inactive acccounts in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; How does one exactly claim a gamertag from an inactive account? There is this account that has 0 gamerscore, 0 followers and 0 games. How can I claim... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by Lumiere7, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:42 AM.

  1. Lumiere7
    Lumiere7 Guest

    About claiming gamertags on inactive acccounts


    How does one exactly claim a gamertag from an inactive account? There is this account that has 0 gamerscore, 0 followers and 0 games. How can I claim his/her gamertag?

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  2. Smwutches Win User

    Claiming an inactive gamertag

    With the gamertag update last year, you can use a gamertag even if it's already in use, however, it will give you a suffix to differentiate you between the original. https://support.xbox.com/help/account-profile/profile/gamertag-update-faq

    Otherwise, as long as it's still on the servers, there's no way for you to take it. 2021 would be the first time tags are freed up since that policy went in place, but even then, even if the game isn't in use on an Xbox, it may be in use elsewhere. So there's
    no guarantee it will be freed up.
  3. Smwutches Win User

    Inactive Gamertag Claiming

    Per the terms of service, if a person does not sign into their account for 5 years, the account will be released.
  4. Spenceretro Win User

    Claiming an inactive gamertag

    Thanks for the quick reply, really helped. I have just seen rumors or heard about people being able to claim other gamertags that are somehow inactive, that is why I thought I would put my question out there. Thanks again.
  5. XBF Eladio M Win User

    Claiming an inactive gamertag

    Hey Spenceretro

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know what info worked for you.

    As there is no further info that we can provide to you on this matter, we will now be locking this thread.

    If you have any other questions or concerns that differ from this matter, please, feel free to create a new thread and we will cater to you there.

    Thank you for being a part of the Xbox Family and we wish you a wonderful day.
  6. Nburns25 Win User

    Gamertag is taken even though everywhere says its not

    Hello,

    Microsoft has stated previously that an account must be inactive for a minimum of 2 years before being designated as inactive. After that period, the gamertag can be reclaimed by a new account. Before then, there is no way to claim the gamertag if it is
    linked to an account that has not been inactive for two years.

    I hope this helps and sorry for the inconvenience.
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