I want to go back to an old gamertag on my xbox account, but it claims it is taken.

Discus and support I want to go back to an old gamertag on my xbox account, but it claims it is taken. in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; I made an accidental name change a few months back and I now have 10 dollars to change it back. When i typed in my old gamertag it said it either... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by poweerup, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. poweerup
    poweerup Guest

    I want to go back to an old gamertag on my xbox account, but it claims it is taken.


    I made an accidental name change a few months back and I now have 10 dollars to change it back. When i typed in my old gamertag it said it either wasn't allowed or it was already taken. (By the way, its a custom gamertag) It may be that they keep the names
    even when people change them, idk how that all works and it won't let me contact support so hopefully an employee replies.

    My gamertag now: Gangsta3770

    The gamertag i want back: PowerUpVoltage

    :)
     
    poweerup, Apr 25, 2020
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  2. poweerup Win User

    I want to go back to an old gamertag on my xbox account, but it claims it is taken.

    I know the 12 character limit but im talking about the customize classic gamertag option, plus it says the name is unavailable or taken when I try it, doesn't say too many characters.

    EDIT: and how would it be unavailable if I already had it? plus I don't see anything offensive about that name
  3. steeledwand7664 Win User

    I want to go back to an old gamertag on my xbox account, but it claims it is taken.

    When a gamertag change is made the old gamertag becomes available immediately.

    If you are trying to change the gamertag back to the old one and it is says its not available then its not available.

    So the gamertag that you are wanting back is PowerUpVoltage

    The problem is this MS made a new policy a couple months ago where any new gamertags including changes in gamertags have a limit of 12 characters.

    The old gamertag is 14 characters so this is why it is not available for you to change your gamertag back.
  4. SteelyPenny1053 Win User

    Account Doesn't Exists?

    kinda same issue here.

    so two years ago i deleted my ms account now two years late got a xbox one and created a new account but now i want my old gamertag back so thinking my old account had been deleted i tried to change my gamertag to my old gamertag but got a message that
    "that gamertag has already been taken" then i searched about that gamertag and found out that my old account hadnt been deleted yet and then when i tried to log in to my old account it said " there is no account by that email address". so i guess that old
    ms account got deleted but not the xbl account as i can still see my old gamertag,acchivement,account description and all.so is there any way to recover that old xbl account or the gamertag now by deleting that old xbl account so that gamertag be available
    to put in my new account?

    im searching for a solution too.let me know if u find one.
  5. Absumption Win User

    Xbox GamerTag Hacked!!!! Everyone watch out.

    Yes my old old old gamertag got taken it sucked I didn't even call xbox support but I love my account now.
  6. Nemesis_tsuki Win User

    Gamertag confusion

    Hi

    It is possible that this gamertag is tied to another Microsoft account that is not active on Xbox Live or the gamertag is one that had been withheld by Microsoft for another reason and this will prevent you from being to claim the gamertag.
    Well I have no idea what the issue is because Microsoft took my money and the gamertag is mine, of course not on the account I wanted it on.

    Iv tried searching Google for similar experience to which I found none, can't imagine why one account saw it as taken when it obviously wasn't.
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