Have you ever wondered how to change your name in Apex Legends? Well join us and find out the simple steps to change your in-game name!
Have you ever wondered how your friend has a name in-game one minute, and the next minute he's completely changed his name? Well turns out, it's pretty simple to change your name in Apex Legends.
For PC players, there are two different ways to change your name depending if you use either Steam or Origin. While console players have only one way to change their usernames. So here's a quick run down on how to change your name in Apex on all the different platforms.
Changing your name on PC
There's one method to change your name in Apex Legends. However, it's contingent on which launcher you use, either Origin or Steam. Both methods of changing your name in Apex Legends follow the same general method. Regardless, all that really changes is the differences between the two launchers.
Changing your Apex name on Steam
Changing your name through Steam and you can do it in just three steps!
All you need to do is head into your steam profile and hit edit. From there, you'll be brought into the Steam Profile editing page. And then its just a simple matter of deleting your old username in favor of the new one!
Step-by-step guide to changing your Apex name on Steam
- Open up Steam
- Head to your profile
- Hit "Edit Profile"
- Replace your username
- Press "Save Changes"
Changing your Apex name on Origin
On Origin, the same theory applies. You need to head into your profile page and click edit. This can be found by clicking your username on the bottom left corner. From there view your profile and edit it on EA.com. Unlike Steam, you'll need to head to the official EA website to change your name. From there, head to the Edit section and type your new username in the ID box.
Step-by-step guide to changing your Apex name on Origin
- Click on your username in the Origin launcher
- Press "View Profile"
- Hit "Edit on EA.com"
- on the EA website, hit "Edit"
- Type your new username
- Hit "Save"
Changing your name on Console
Now hear comes the not-so-easy part of changing your name in Apex Legends. See, on console your username in Apex is tied to your gamertag. So, you'll need to change specifically your gamertag to change your username in Apex Legends. On top of that, you won't be able to constantly switch it around like with Steam and Origin. There's a long cooldown on changing your tag. However, it still is possible, and here are the details:
Changing your Apex Legends name on PS4 or PS5
Although there is a slight difference between the PS4 and PS5 version, it's essentially the same idea. You'll need to head into the settings of your console. From there, head to the "Account Information" and "Profile" sections of the settings. In the "Online ID" section, you can change your username.
Step-by-step guide to changing your Apex name on PS4 or PS5
- Head to "Settings"
- Go to "Account Information"
- Go to "Profile"
- Then click on "Online ID"
- Create your new username
- Confirm the changes
The main difference between the PS4 and PS5 versions is the name of the settings. In the PS5 version, you need to head into the the "Users and Accounts" section in the settings. From there, it's the same steps as the PS4 version.
Changing your Apex name on Xbox
In terms of Xbox, it takes a different path than the PlayStation. However, it is just as easy. You'll need to head to Xbox website, which can be found here. From there head to your "Xbox Profile" section and then click on "Customize". After that, click the edit tool (the small pencil) next to your current tag, and enter a new name.
Step-by-step guide to changing your Apex name on XBOX
- Head to the Xbox Website
- Click "Xbox Profile"
- press "Customize"
- Click the small pencil
- Enter your new tag
Changing your Apex name on Switch
Last but not least is the Nintendo Switch. Like the PS4, you'll need to head to your profile section. This can be found in the top of the screen, where your profile picture is. Your profile on your switch is the same as your tag seen in game. So, you'll need to change your profile name, which can be edited by clicking on the pencil icon next to the profile name.
Step-by-step guide to changing your Apex name on Switch
- Head to the "Profile" section by clicking your profile picture at the top of the screen
- Click the "Profile" option to view your username
- Press the pencil icon to change your name
And now, the possibilities are endless! You can change your name to whatever suits your needs. However, there are limits. Like most online, multiplayer games, offensive language or inappropriate words in usernames are not allowed. So usernames with any kind of poor language won't be accepted. Otherwise, the world is your oyster.
And that's it, simple and easy! Apex Legends content and esports news, stay tuned to esports.gg.