Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has brought a wide range of changes to the legendary first-person shooter franchise. One of the biggest has been the ability for players to play with each other no matter the platform they are using. However, this cross-platform capability uses a different method when it comes to the accounts of players to make this feature work properly. This method is why your Gamertag is different when playing this title than when you are playing other games. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about why your Gamertag is different and how to change it. 

Why is My Gamertag Different on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

Cross-platform play in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare relies on players having a centralized account that can be used for the game no matter the platform they are using. This centralized account is what allows for the game's servers to mix and match players playing on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This means that to play online, players must have an Activision account. This Activision account is linked to either your Battle.Net, PlayStation Network Name, or Xbox Live Gamertag. However, at first, it will be different from your original Gamertag if you did not specify it to be the same when you created your Activision account for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.  

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You can change what your Activision Account name is by going to the settings portion of your game and making your way to the account section. Here is where you will have a prompt that will allow you to change your Acitviison account name to no longer be different from your Gamertag if that name is still available. Unfortunately, you only get one token every six months that will allow you to change your Activision account name, so you will not be able to change it whenever you want all of the time. 

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