How to Change Your Fortnite Name

You're not stuck with the first thing you chose

What to Know

  • To change your Fortnite name, you'll need to change the display name you chose for your Epic Games account.
  • Log into Epic Games, go to Account, then click the blue pencil icon to edit your Display Name and click Save Changes.
  • You can only change your display name every two weeks, and you must have a verified email address to do so.

This article explains how to change your username in Fortnite, which is really just your display name on the Epic Games sites. The article also includes information about the requirements for changing your name.

How to Change Your Epic Name for Fortnite

If you're unhappy with your Fortnite username for any reason and you want to change it, you'll have to change it through Epic Games. Your Epic Games display name is the name that shows up in Fortnite. Fortunately, it's pretty simple to change.

While you can start this process from the Epic Games Launcher, you will be required to finish it on the Epic Games website using a web browser.

  1. If you're starting on the web, log into the Epic Games website and tap your account icon in the upper right corner.

    The Account option in Epic Games online.

    If you're starting in the Epic Games Launcher, tap your account icon in the lower-left corner and choose Manage Account. This will take you to the account page on the Epic Games website.

    The Manage Account option in the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Both actions will take you to your General Settings page. Tap the blue pencil (Edit) icon next to your display name.

    The Edit icon to change your Epic Games name.
  3. An editing dialog box will open. Type your new display name in the field provided, and then type it again in the confirmation field.

    The fields to type a new Epic Games account name which will show up in Fortnite.
  4. Place a checkmark in the box next to I understand I can not change my display name again for 2 weeks after this change.

    Where to acknowledge that you can only change your name every two weeks.
  5. Click Confirm.

    The Confirm button to confirm you want to change your name on Epic Games and Fortnite.
  6. You're returned to the Settings page, and you should see a green bar at the top of the page confirming the display name has been updated. Now, the next time you log into Fortnite, you should see your new name displayed.

    If you've gotten to the Settings page from the Epic Games Launcher, you may need to restart the launcher to see the name change.

    The green confirmation bar that your Epic Games name has been changed.

Things to Know About Changing Your Fortnite Name

The most important thing to know about this process is it won't change your Gamertag on PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch. So, if you're playing Fortnite on a console, you may need to change that Gamertag to change your Fortnite name. These articles will help:

But if you're using the Epic Games Launcher on a PC, it's free to change your name, which changes your name on Fortnite; remember the one small caveat. You can only change your name every two weeks. So, if the new name you've selected still doesn't suit you, you'll have to wait a bit before you can change it again.

The good news is, you can change it as many times as you like until you find the name that strikes fear in the hearts of your enemies.

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