Changing Your Name on Fortnite
Whatever your reason for changing a name in Fortnite, whether it’s to maintain a competitive edge, change your age, or rebuild your reputation from scratch, the process of changing your name in Fortnite is relatively simple. The methods shown below can be applied to all gaming systems: Xbox, PS4, Nintendo and PC – however, one must have access to a PC computer to complete the name changing process. Luckily, players are not faced with any unnecessary costs and this can all be completed in minutes.
Using PC for Epic Games
Once you have access to a PC computer, proceed to enter to the Epic Games website. In the top right corner, there is a button to sign in. Once clicked, the user will have the option to enter their PC information on default, or if played on console, have the ability to click on various symbols which show the Xbox, PS4, and Nintendo channels. A separate window will appear when you click on the symbol of a console, and this is where you enter the account information that’s associated with your console.
Epic Games Account
You will know when you’re signed in by looking at the top right corner and seeing a green icon. Next, motion your cursor over the symbol that is connected with this green icon and you’ll see a drop-down window that includes an entry into your account. By clicking on “account,” you will see channels for personal info, payment history, passwords, and security. The channel we need to select is personal info. From here, the process is straight-forward; the personal info page lists the option of “display name,” and to change its contents, you simply delete the current information and replace it with your ideal name.
Confirmation and Restrictions
Some important notes to consider on these changes is that upon entering your new name, you will receive a confirmation that requires you to enter the name again. The confirmation message has a reminder that states the user cannot change their name again for another two weeks. Therefore, make sure you think carefully on your selection and review the name that’s typed into the box.
By following these steps, the display name associated with your gaming device will be changed. If you own multiple devices to play Fortnite, repeat these steps on the other account. The process is extremely simple and activates right away once you relog. Enjoy your newly named character as you enter the Fortnite battlefields!