How to Change Microsoft Account in Halo Master Chief Collection


GamingHow to Change Microsoft Account in Halo Master Chief Collection

If you’re playing Halo MCC on PC, you might have noticed that it doesn’t use your Steam profile to play. Instead, it uses a Microsoft Account, which is then associated with the Xbox platform.

This is an annoyance to some, as it doesn’t use your Steam name. Instead, probably using one from a while ago from when you was a console player. You might have instead signed into the wrong account, resulting in some of your achievements and unlocks not carrying over.

In this post, we’ll show you how to switch Microsoft accounts. It’s impossible to not use Microsoft, and you can not use your Steam profile over Microsoft. 

This guide is suitable for the Halo Master Chief Collection, which includes Halo Reach, Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. For more Halo MCC Guides, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

How to Change Microsoft Account

To change your Microsoft account in Halo Master Chief Collection, you need to head to the Account Settings. You can do this by pressing the avatar icon in the top right corner of the screen, just near your name plate. It’s the icon located just to the left of your rank badge.

Open the Account Settings in the main menu

The ‘My Game Session’ window will pop-up, showing your current party. Select your own player name from the list, then choose ‘Change Profile’ in the menu that will open on the right hand side.

Choose ‘Change Profile’

You will be shown a Microsoft Window where you can sign out of your current Microsoft account, and straight into a new one. Note that your achievements and unlocks will not carry over, as they’re tied to your Microsoft account.

To change your name, you should login to and edit your account details there.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!