Obtaining an Xbox Gamertag From an Inactive Account

Discus and support Obtaining an Xbox Gamertag From an Inactive Account in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; Hello, I appreciate any help on this. I've been wanting a specific gamertag for around 5 years but it has always been in use by an inactive account. I... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by Elliottus Titus, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Obtaining an Xbox Gamertag From an Inactive Account


    Hello, I appreciate any help on this. I've been wanting a specific gamertag for around 5 years but it has always been in use by an inactive account. I thought it would be available one day but this hasn't happened yet. So I'm looking for information on how
    I could go about getting this gamertag, the account is definitely inactive, it hasn't played anything since February of 2015. The gamertag isn't anything too special either just something that fits me very well.

    I know all the details about even if a Microsoft account is used elsewhere than the Xbox gamertag won't be removed from the account, and I'm also aware of the new gamertag system however I do not want the extra numbers added on to my gamertag.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Elliottus Titus, Oct 13, 2020
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  2. jarsAstars Win User

    Inactive Accounts

    As of right now there is no way of obtaining a inactive gamertag no matter how long the account has been inactive. Hope they change it in near future.
  3. Smwutches Win User

    Obtaining an Xbox Gamertag From an Inactive Account

    As of 2016, if a person doesn't sign into their Xbox account for 5 years, the account tag will be freed up. As of August 31, 2019, if a person does not sign into their Microsoft account within 2 years, the account will be closed which should free up the
    tag as well. So it's possible that starting sometime in 2021 it could be freed up by the system, but otherwise, the only way to get it is if the original owner changes it something else and nobody else gets it before you do or you use the new gamertag system
    to use it. The tag system is in use on other services, so even if they haven't used it on an Xbox, they may have used the account elsewhere.
  4. Dirty Loco Win User

    Xbox Live Silver Names

    [quote user="Letthe"]Is there a way to obtain a gamertag name if it is silver status?[/quote]

    Just because an account is silver does not mean it's inactive.
  5. LJF613 Win User

    Potential gamertag being used by inactive member

    But what if this account is completely inactive? Is there any way to be able to obtain this information?
  6. Njal the Blue Win User

    Gamertag from inactive account

    Once a gamertag is acquired MS will not release the gamertag until that account has been completely inactive with anything to do with MS not just the xbox for 5 years from the last date that it was used. Keep in mind even if it may seem like a gamertag
    is inactive on the xbox console that does not mean that the MS account associated with that gamertag is not being used in something else associated with MS.
    Microsoft have recently updated their terms and it is now 2 years of inactivity and they will shut down the account.
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