How to change your name in Apex Legends?

Apex Legends, a free-to-play FPS game developed by Respawn Entertainment, is now available on almost every platform including PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and lately Nintendo Switch.

Aside from all the consoles and PCs, a mobile port of Apex is also confirmed to be coming very soon. Coming straight from the Titanfall franchise of video games, Respawn made a bold move to compete in the saturated battle royale market.

However, their expertise in making quality FPS games really showed as they released the game without a massive marketing push. Despite all that, Apex was able to garner over 50 million unique users within 1 month.

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Back in 2020, Respawn made another great push towards unifying their player base across different platforms by introducing cross-play. Later, they also launched Apex to Steam and Switch.

If you ever played the game when it first launched, you might have played it on a PC or a console of your choice and later realized that your username might be outdated. Or you simply decided it’s time for a change, but don’t know how to actually change your in-game name in Apex Legends.

As Apex is now available on a lot of different platforms, every single one of them has a unique process to change your “username” in the game. Here we’ll discuss how to change your in-game name in all the different platforms where Apex is now playable.

How to change for PC(Origin)

  • For PC, first open your Origin application.
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  • Under the origin banner there is a section called “EA Account and Billing…” click here and it’ll take you to EA’s website.
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  • In EA’s site, besides the “About Me” section lies the Basic Information.
  • Right besides the Basic Information section there is a small “Edit” button and you need to click on it.
  • If you have enabled two factor authentication on your EA account then it’ll promt you to verfiy your email by sending an OTP(one time passward) to your verfied email.
  • After verifying your email you will be greeted with the “Edit Basic Information” pop-up.
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  • Under the ID section enter your new preferred username and exit by clicking on the “save” button.

By following these steps properly, you can easily change your name in Apex Legends if you are using the Origin client on PC.

How to change for PC(Steam)

  • For steam, the process is also similar to Origin.
  • First open the steam client on you PC.
  • Go to your profile icon.
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  • Under the profile icon there lies the “View my profile” option. Click on it.
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  • After reaching your profile, click on the “Edit Profile” option.
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  • Under the “GENERAL” section lies your profile name. And changing it will replace your in-game user name with the new one.
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  • After changing your name, the last step is to confirm the change by clicking on the “save” button and you are done.
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How to change for PS4(From Browser)

In the PlayStation platform, changing in-game user names may prove to be more difficult than your PC counterparts as your in-game name is tied to your PSN ID. And Sony has a strict policy on how often you can actually change your username.

Changing from Browser

  • For changing your name in PS4 from a browser, you need to log into your Sony account from here.
  • Give your username and password to get access to your PSN account.
  • After reaching your profile, click on the “Edit” button which is situated besides your current PSN gamertag.
  • Enter your new PSN ID then make sure you save the changes.
  • As soon as you confirm your new PSN ID you will be atomatically logged out from all your active devices that are currently using the PSN account.
  • Lastly, just log in again using your New ID and password to see your new gamertag in action.

Changing name directly from the PS4

You can also change your name without using a browser by just using your PS4.

  • At first, go to the settings menu on your PS4.
  • Click on the “Account Management” option.
  • Then go to the “Account Information” option.
  • Select the “Profile” option.
  • Now after reaching the profile option, click on the “Online ID”.
  • Rename your PSN ID and confirm the changes. And you are done.

Changing name directly from the PS5

For PS5, the process is also really similar. However, since the PS5 has new UI elements, it slightly varies from the PS4.

  • At first, go to the settings menu on your PS5.
  • Click on the “Users and Accounts” option.
  • Then go to the “Account” option.
  • Select the “Profile” option.
  • Now after reaching the profile option, click on the “Online ID”.
  • Rename your PSN ID and confirm the changes. And you are done.

How to change for Xbox

The process of changing your Gamertag in Xbox is really similar to its rival the PlayStation. As Xbox requires a Microsoft account, you need to change your name via logging into your Xbox account on a browser of your choice. And the whole process is really similar to the PlayStation’s browser process.

  • First go to the Xbox’s official website.
  • Log into your Xbox account using your Microsoft ID and Password.
  • Click on your username.
  • Then go to the “Xbox profile” option.
  • Following that, select the “Customize” option.
  • Now, select the small icon that looks like a pencil to change your name.
  • Rename your Xbox ID and confirm the changes. And you are done.

Changing name directly from Xbox Series X/S

Players can also change their username directly from the console. It isn’t really necessary to log into your Xbox account via a browser to change your name.

  • At first, you will need to press the “X” shaped xbox button that is situated at the center of your new Xbox controller.
  • Then go the to the “Guide” panel.
  • Click on the “Profile and System” option.
  • Then go to the “My Profile” option.
  • Now, select the “Customize profile” option.
  • After reaching the customize profile option enter your new username.
  • Rename your Xbox ID and presss on the “Use this Gamertag” option to confirm the changes. And you are done.

Changing name directly from Xbox 360

  • Now for the Xbox 360, go to the settings menu.
  • Then click on the “Profile” option.
  • Now, click on the “Edit Profile” option.
  • After selecting the “Edit Profile” option, it’ll promt you to “Enter New Gamertag”.
  • Finally, you can change your in-game name by writing a new username and pressing on the “Use this Gamertag” option. And you are done.

How to change for Nintendo Switch

As Respawn recently launched Apex Legends to the portable console, players can easily change their in-game Gamertag by changing it from their Nintendo online account.

  • At first, you need to turn on your Switch.
  • Go to the main menu.
  • Then click on your username which usually resides right besides your profile picture.
  • That should take you to the profile settings option and in there you will be able to select the profile section.
  • Now, just simply click on your current username.
  • The username has a small pencil icon next to it.
  • Just press on the pencil icon to change your name.
  • Lastly, select the “OK” button to save all the changes and now you are done.

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Using this easy-to-follow guide, you will be able to change your in-game name in Apex Legends regardless of your platform of choice.

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