How to change your name in Fortnite (September 2023)

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Learning to change name in Fortnite is a fairly big swap, but a common one. Fortnite remains a success on pretty much every platform that it has been released on, including the Nintendo Switch. The game being on Switch means more casual players are trying the game out. Therefore, they may want to switch up their name from an old username.

In this guide, we'll break down how you can change your Fortnite. Fortunately, the process is the same, no matter what platform you're playing on. It's nice and easy, so you can get your ideal username in no time!

That's it for our look at how to change name in Fortnite! For even more on the hit game, read up on the best Fortnite zombie map codes, as well as how to get the Emerald Axe.

How to change your name in Fortnite

Some Fortnite players have had a hard time changing their public name in the game, but it is not that difficult. Even better, it works the same on all platforms, being PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC, and Android.

All players have to do is sign in to the game, click their name on top of the profile, select Public Profile, then click Update, which they should see below your name.

While most Fortnite players are aware of this, a younger or more casual audience might not know these things as they are too focused on shooting other players and grinding the Chapter 4 Season 4 battle pass.

Once Fortnite players have changed their name, they can continue having that signature Fortnite gameplay proven to be a big success for Epic Games.

However, you should know that this only changes what other players see as your display name, rather than your overall username in Fortnite. That's tied to your Epic Games account, so it's an entirely different process to switch out.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Fortnite and Guides page.