Microsoft is to release over 1 million Xbox Live Gamertags back into the system so they can be re-registered.
The Xbox Live Gamertags had previously been registered but were given up by their owner in the past. Previously those tags were gone for good and couldn’t be picked up, that is about to change for these 1 million names as of Wednesday 18th May, 2016.
While Microsoft isn’t releasing a comprehensive list of the recycled Xbox Live Gamertags, they have provided categories which cover the tags.
- Proper Names
- Pop culture references (Entertainment, sports, gaming)
- Types of Food
- Geography and Travel
- Science and Technology
- Math and Numbers
- Some of the greatest inventions of all time
All of the 1 million Gamertags originate from the original Xbox era and never migrated to Xbox 360.
The quickest way to claim your Gamertag of choice is through the Xbox.com Website.