Microsoft Are Freeing Up A Million Inactive Gamertags

Microsoft have announced that starting this Thursday, they will be releasing over a million inactive gamertags. They’ll be released over a 24 hour period allowing everybody to have an equal chance to get their hands on one. Whilst they can’t release the full list, they have revealed that a number of popular tags will be available to those that have had Xbox Live Gold for at least a year. Microsoft recommend that you make the gamertag changed on

Some of the gamertags that will be made available 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
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