Alas, my recent attempts to change my Xbox gamertag to SweatySekiro420 have all failed. That’s because the character cap limit was recently changed from 15 to 12 – ending my dreams of finally owning a truly cool gamer name.
Yet players particularly determined to keep their long titles appear to have found a way around the new limit: by hauling their Xbox 360s down from the attic.
As posted by Talers-Username on reddit, the Xbox 360 still allows players to enter a 15-character gamertag. It’s probably only a matter of time before this gets patched out, so if you’d been considering changing your gamertag to a lengthier version (and still have a 360 to hand), it’s worth bagging that now.