Fortnite: How to change name?

When you launch Fortnite for the first time you will be surprised: you already have a character with random appearance and with a nick above it. This guide will tell you how to change your name in Fortnite Battle Royale.

First of all you should know that your Fortnite game account is not a standalone account. It is connected to your Epic Games profile. That’s why you can’t change the screen name inside the game. You need to visit Epic Games website for this.

  • Go to epicgames.com and log in.
  • Visit Personal info page
  • Change your screen name in “Displayed Name” field
  • Click “Save changes” button at the bottom

That’s pretty much all you need to do. After this is done, log in to Fortnite and you will see a new character’s name.

How to change name in Fortnite

Pay Attention: you are allowed to change the screen name only once every two weeks! Also keep in mind that this will not affect your PSN, Xbox Live, or Twitch usernames. If you wish to change them visit corresponding websites for this.

Right now Fortnite doesn’t allow the player to have a separate in-game title for his character. If you change the displayed name in Epic Games profile, your account names on Epic Games forums, AnswerHub and in other games you log in with Epic Games profile will also be affected. So this is a global change and you should remember this!

You should also be adequate and avoid picking something offensive. You may be forced to change the title or your account may be banned for this.

There is one interesting fact: at the beginning, it was possible to change the nickname only once every 6 months! But later on developers decided to lower the interval because of players’ requests. Now the interval is two weeks.

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