If you play on Xbox Live, your Xbox Live Gamertag is very important. You don’t want to lose it. However, due to the recent changes that Microsoft has made to their services agreement, gamers now have to do one thing or otherwise they could lose their Xbox Live Gamertag forever.
The changes are retroactive. That means that it doesn’t matter how old your gamertag is, you have to do this or you will end up losing it. It is just the way it is.
Microsoft has made a change to its services agreement which mandates that gamers log into Xbox Live every five years if they want to retain their gamertag. If you do not, this could result in the loss of the gamertag. This way they make sure you are actually using the gamertag and it is not going to waste.
“In the Microsoft Account or Skype Account section, we’ve added a requirement that you must sign into the Xbox Services at least once in a 5-year period to keep the Xbox gamertag associated with your Microsoft account. We’ve also added that if your account is compromised, we may be required to disable access to certain content,” the amended agreement now reads.
It’s a generous time limit from Microsoft, so you really can’t complain. If you aren’t using it for 5 years, then who cares?
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