Minecraft for Windows, Consoles, Mobile Devices and Java Edition accounts (specifically Java accounts purchased after Dec 1st 2020) require that you create an Xbox/ Microsoft account to login. This creates a default Gamertag for the account. The Gamertag is the name you will see in game. This can be confusing if you are using a platform such as PlayStation or the Nintendo Switch as your Gamertag may not match your PSN or Nintendo ID. This article will walk you through the process of changing your Gamertag.
What is a Default Gamertag?
A Gamertag is the alias that is associated with the Xbox account. This is what other players see when you are in game. Your first Gamertag will be randomly generated, however, you can change this if you like. In order to change your Gamertag please refer to Xbox’s site here.
For additional assistance please contact Xbox support here.