Starting today, and throughout the next year, Xbox will be updating several features for the Xbox gamertags, which will roll out to PC, mobile devices, and Xbox One consoles.

Xbox has expanded your choice to build a new gamertag using 10 new worldwide alphabets. The current Xbox community spans across the world. With this change, new gamertags will support over 200 commonly spoken languages so more gamers can express themselves in their chosen language. Languages that will be available to use are:

  • Basic Latin
  • Latin-1 Supplement
  • Hangul
  • Katakana
  • Hiragana
  • CJK Symbols for languages in China, Japan, and Korea
  • Bengali
  • Devanagari
  • Cyrillic
  • Thai

Next up is the new display option. Gamers can now choose a gamertag of their liking, even if that name is already taken by someone else. If the gamertag you want has already been taken by another user, Xbox will now auto-assign an ID suffix of numbers after a #-symbol to keep everybody unique, so there’s never any question about who’s who. Xbox will even change the suffix font size to keep the focus on the name you chose. For example, if you want to be “Doctor Hoot,” and it’s already taken, you could now be assigned “Doctor Hoot#1056.”

These updates are available now and will show up to fans today in the new Xbox app for PC and Xbox Game Bar, and will show on mobile devices and on consoles over the next year – so if you change your gamertag now, you may not see the full changes take place immediately. This is the first step in an ongoing journey for evolving gamertags.

Xbox users with their current gamertags, fear nothing. You can keep your existing tag. Basically, if you see someone with the gamertags “pizza” with no suffix, then they are the original of that said tag.

Keep an eye out for more existing changes coming your way to your gamertags.

Source: Xbox Wire

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