In games like Fortnite, your display name says a lot about you and is an incredibly important aspect of your account identity. So, depending on which platform you’re using, like the Nintendo Switch console, it can be quite easy to change your Fortnite name. If you’re not sure how, don’t worry! We’re going to show you how to change your name on Fortnite Nintendo Switch!
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Fortnite was developed by Epic Games. It was released in 2017 and is currently one of the best online battle royale games on the market. That said, Fortnite has garnered an incredible number of fans across the globe, reaching over 3 million players worldwide.
With about 3 million players all over the globe, your player name becomes an incredibly important aspect of your account identity in Fortnite. So, whether your display name was made as a joke, something random, or the standard normal name, it can get pretty boring having the same display name for years. Since your display name says a lot about you, you might want to change your Fortnite name into something better and new after years of having your old one. So, we’re going to show you how you can simply change your name in Fortnite!
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Fortnite for Nintendo Switch
Fortnite is available on a lot of platforms, like the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, mobile devices, and a lot more. Players will have a chance to change their own names on every platform where Fortnite is available. Some chances are free but take a few more steps, while others cost money. Fortunately, the Nintendo Switch has a free process that is identical to the PC platform. So, this article is for all those Nintendo Switch players! Just follow all the steps below, and you’ll be able to change your current display name to a whole new one!
How to Change Your Name on Fortnite Nintendo Switch
When changing your name on the Nintendo Switch, you will have to go to the Epic Games website in order to successfully change your Fortnite name. Going to the Epic Games website might be a bit annoying to do on the Switch, but the good thing is that it’s free. So, it’s worth the hassle. Now, to change your username to a new name in-game, just follow all the steps below!
Changing Your Fortnite Name
- The first step is to go to the main page of Epic Games’ website and log into your Fortnite account on your console.
- Once you’re logged on to your account, connect your Nintendo Switch account to your Epic Games account if you haven’t already.
- Now, click on your username on the upper part of the Epic Games webpage and click on “Account Settings.”
- From the account section, look for “Display Name” and click it.
- Now, you can change your Fortnite username. Remember that you have to be sure of your name change since you won’t be able to change your name in Fortnite for two weeks once you change it now.
- Once you’re sure of your name, the last step is to click “Save Changes,” and you’re good to go!
Fortnite players will be able to change their Fortnite names without changing their Nintendo Switch account names, unlike on other platforms like Xbox.
Unfortunately, for Xbox and PlayStation players, you’ll have to change your Fortnite name/gamertag directly on their platforms. Moreover, the name on your console will be the same as your Fortnite name, plus, it will also cost money to change it to a new name.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Epic Games Display Name?
Your Epic Games display username is the name that is displayed on your account on the Epic Games Launcher, PC/Mac, Switch, or mobile devices as well as on other platforms.
Why is the Epic Games’ Display Name Different on the Console?
Your PSN or Xbox gamertags or display names will not be affected if you change your Epic Games display name; thus, your in-game display name may vary depending on which device platform you’re using.
If you want to know how to change your Xbox gamertag, you can check out our guide here.
Can You Change Fortnite’s Display Name on Nintendo Switch Without Epic Games?
On Switch, PC, and mobile devices, you won’t be able to change your Fortnite name if you don’t head over to Epic Games’ website and change it from there. But with the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, you can change your name using their respective platforms.
A great display name is definitely key to your Fortnite identity. So, don’t settle for a bad name that you might have chosen on the spur of the moment. This is your sign to change it now!
And that’s it for how to change your name on Fortnite on Nintendo Switch! For more articles and guides like this, you can go ahead and check out our page!
Happy gaming, everyone!