Unlike many online games, changing your username on Fortnite is totally free and simple if you know how to do it. The only limitation is how often you are allowed to change your name in the game.
As with any online game, Fortnite allows you to choose your username when you first create an account. However, it won’t take long for many players to regret the name they chose and look for a way to change it.
Fortunately, unlike many online games, Epic Games has made the name change process on Fortnite extremely simple. What’s more, it can be done completely free on PC, so there’s no need to go out and get extra V-bucks.
So, without further ado, here’s exactly how to change your in-game display name on Fortnite.
How to change your name in Fortnite
For PC players, changing your name on Fortnite is totally free, but it can only be done every 2 weeks. So make sure you’ve found the name you want before you decide to change your current name:
Visit the Epic Games website here and click on “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the site
- Visit the Epic Games website here and click on “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the site
- Login to your account using your contact information
- Hover over your username in the upper right corner and click on “Account”
- Under “Account Information” you will see your current username with a blue pen icon next to it – click on it
- Enter your new display name and press “Confirm”
- You will then see a green notification at the top of your screen stating “Name updated” if the change has been made
Now, for console players, the process is a little different because your Fortnite name is linked to your Gamertag. So, the only way to change your name is to change the general name of your profile on Xbox or PlayStation.
This can be done from your console’s dashboard and usually costs a small amount of money. Keep in mind that your Gamertag will be your name on most online games – not just Fortnite.
Hopefully this guide has helped you change your display name on Fortnite and given you a new in-game nickname.