If, you have been playing games on an Xbox console, on Windows Phone or on your Windows 8 devices then, you might be familiar with the Xbox account which saves the data, game history, achievements and other things for future use. Each Xbox account holder is provided an avatar which works like your character during gaming.
The Xbox Avatars can be customized easily either from web or from your Xbox console but, with the availability of Xbox games for Windows 8/RT, Microsoft has also provided the option to customize your Xbox Avatar right from your Windows 8/RT device.
If, you are one of the people who play Xbox Games on Windows 8/RT PC’s or tablets and want to customize the look of your avatar then, its possible now right from Windows 8.
Windows 8/RT comes with the Xbox Games app which lets you see all your Xbox account activity like games, game achievements and new releases etc. Xbox Games app also include the options to customize your profile including your Avatar.
Just follow the instructions below to customize your Xbox Avatar from Windows 8/RT.
First of all, open up the Games app by going to Start Screen and typing ‘Games’ and the Games app will show up in results. Press it.
Note: If, you can’t find the Games app then, you probably have uninstalled it. You can re-install it from this link.
Once the Games app is open, you will automatically be signed-in with your Microsoft account. But, if it doesn’t happen then, you will manually need to sign-in with your Xbox/Microsoft account. Press the arrow button against ‘Network Status‘ on top right corner which will sign-in to your Microsoft account.
Once signed-in, navigate to the start of the app. Here you will see your account details along with the Xbox avatar and other information. Select ‘Customize avatar’.
You would be taken to another page entitled as ‘Customize avatar’. Here you can customize each and everything of your avatar from clothes, body parts to jewelry and other things.
Once you are done customizing your avatar, press the ‘Save’ button to save the changes you have made.
Note: Your customized avatar will sync across all your connected devices like Xbox, Windows Phones and Windows 8/RT PC’s.
The video after the break shows the complete process of customizing your Xbox avatar from Games app.
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