Microsoft Releasing 1 Million Old Xbox Gamertags This Week

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Microsoft is releasing 1 million old gamertags from the original Xbox era later this week so you can use them and get yourself a new name.

Microsoft announced that it will “begin releasing nearly one million Gamertags to our valued Xbox Live Gold members with active subscriptions and at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure”

The gamertags will be released over a 24 hour period and the roll-out starts out on Wednesday, May 18th @2:00pm ET/11:00AM PT. These gamertags have been inactive for a while now so Microsoft is freeing them for other people to use.

The gamertags are from the following categories:

  • Proper Names
  • Pop culture references (Entertainment, sports, gaming)
  • Types of Food
  • Geography and Travel
  • Science and Technology
  • Math and Numbers
  • Animals
  • Some of the greatest inventions of all time

Access to the gamertags will be available via No list has been given, but surely you will be able to grab something cool such as ‘IAmBatman’ or something like that if it’s available.

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