Recycled Xbox Gamertags now being released

Recycled Gamertag

If you want to try and nab that elusive and dormant Xbox Gamertag which will perfectly describe your personality you better be quick.

The nearly one million Gamertags from accounts abandoned from the original Xbox era are being released today. These accounts never migrated to Xbox 360 and as a result they have been inactive for quite some time.

The tags are available to Xbox Live Gold members with active subscriptions and at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure starting on Wednesday, May 18th @2:00pm ET / 11:00AM PT.

Many of the available Gamertags are in the following categories:

  • Proper Names
  • Pop culture references (Entertainment, sports, gaming)
  • Types of Food
  • Geography and Travel
  • Science and Technology
  • Math and Numbers
  • Animals
  • Some of the greatest inventions of all time

Access to these newly-released Gamertags will be available on, which is the most convenient way to make a Gamertag change. Remember, changing your Gamertag won’t impact your Gamerscore, Achievements, or your Friends list.

Read more about it here.

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