Am I able to reserve a gamertag for when they wipe them again?

Discus and support Am I able to reserve a gamertag for when they wipe them again? in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; I’ve wanted the gamertag Wilbur for awhile and I was talking to a customer service tech who linked me to this saying I can make an official request for... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by Aeoji, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Aeoji
    Aeoji Guest

    Am I able to reserve a gamertag for when they wipe them again?


    I’ve wanted the gamertag Wilbur for awhile and I was talking to a customer service tech who linked me to this saying I can make an official request for a gamertag, just really want that gamertag and the account linked to it has been inactive for ages

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    Aeoji, Jul 21, 2021
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  2. WPAK Win User

    Am I able to reserve a gamertag for when they wipe them again?

    Hi there,

    as far as I know there is no way to reserve a gamertag in the case it will be released.

    Also keep in mind that as another user there no way to tell if an account has been inactive or not. When people hide their activity nothing will be shown for others, which may look as someone being inactive.
  3. Daft Badger Win User

    Am I able to reserve a gamertag for when they wipe them again?

    Yeah,you can not request or reserve a gamertag.They also don't do "mass wipes" anymore due to the new-ish system.

    As of August 2016 if a gamertag is not used on any of Microsofts systems for 5 years then it may be freed up.

    As of August 2019 if the account linked to a gamertag does not sign in to any Microsoft service for 2 years then the tag linked to that account may be freed up.

    You have to also remember that gamertags are used on other services,not just xbox live,so just because a gamertag looks like it isn't being used on xbox live it may be being used somewhere else in the system.

    Your only option is to keep checking the gamertag to see if it becomes available.
  4. The Resistance Win User

    Someone isn't using a gamertag

    No, there is not. If someone already owns it then it you will not be able to change your Gamertag to it even if it has no Xbox LIVE activity on it. Microsoft did a manual wipe of inactive Gamertags last year, but due to people selling them, they stopped
    it. I am not sure if they will ever do this again but I would keep an eye on the inactive Gamertag and on MajorNelson.com
    incase it ever becomes free or another wipe occurs.
  5. Smwutches Win User

    Reserving Gamertags?

    As far as I know they don"t reserve gamertags. There's no way to reserve a gamertag. You just have to get it when it becomes available.
  6. The Resistance Win User

    Gamertag Change

    No, you are mistaken. It is me who was correct. I was the one who stated that, Lady Dovahkiin did not. See below.

    [quote user=""]As far as I am aware that has never happened with Gamertags. The only time inactive gamertags were reset was when Microsoft manualy did it for a week about a year ago. However that was stopped due people selling
    them on eBay and such. These were Gamertags that had no Xbox Live activity, no gamerscore, no previous payment history etc. Thanks![/quote]

    LadyDovahkiin said that gamertags are wiped automatically, which from my point of view is wrong. This is not the case and their is no source to prove this. However the only time Original Gamertags were wiped, like I mentioned, was when Microsoft manually did
    it not automatically.
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