Thousands of Gamers Get New Gamertags

By Dave Horobin, 7 months ago
Yesterday, Microsoft released nearly one million Gamertags for re-use and we've got some interesting stats on the changes that we have seen so far.

Gamertag

Since 7PM BST yesterday evening when the first batch of Gamertags was released, the TrueAchievement scanners have scanned over 200,000 of our registered accounts and have picked up over 1,000 GamerTag changes -- that's over 0.5% of all of the Gamertags scanned so far!

Here we take a look at some of the more interesting tags that have been snapped up....

Two character Gamertags:
These ultra-short tags were highly sought after. We've only picked up 5 changes so far...

EV
I3
Ne
NX
RC

Three character Gamertags:
We have picked up 104 changes where the new Gamertag contained just three characters. You can see the complete list in the spoiler tags below.



Interesting tags
In addition to the shorter names that have been released, we've also found some interesting pop culture and single word Gamertags that would almost certainly have been released yesterday:

Gaga
Earth
Sophie
Widget
Hooch
MUFC
Sicky
Punk
Toasty
Fembot
Arkham
Stamp
Jive
Baron
Sweat
comet
Jimmy
Bingo
Bongo
Cougar
Tony Soprano
Nitro
Memo
Lash
beavis
Judge
Twerk
Samba

And this guy sounds like he's asking for trouble!

Don't forget that the previously taken Gamertags are being released over a 24-hour period, so if your ideal tag is still showing as taken then there may still be a chance that it will become available at some point today.

You can check availability of any previously used Gamertags on the Xbox One, Xbox app on Windows 10, or use the 'Change Gamertag' page on Xbox.com. They will not be available via the 360 console.

Please note: Gamertag changes are automatically picked up by our scanners the next time that the account is scanned, so you do not need to do anything for us to detect them.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.