Microsoft to Release Thousands of Gamertags
It was just announced that Microsoft will be releasing gamertags from accounts that are no longer used, or never migrated over to Xbox One from the original Xbox console and the Xbox 360 console.
You can go onto xbox.com on Wednesday, May 18th at 11:00 AM PT to search for a gamertag you’d like to take on if you’ve been looking for a new one or if you had one all those years ago on the original console that you’d like to go by again.
To be able to switch to one of the re-released gamertags you’ll need to have an active subscription and at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure. They will be released over a 24 hour period so if you don’t see one that catches your eye in the first few hours you can check back again to see if one does pop up.