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Players skirt new gamertag character cap using their old Xbox 360s

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.

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