Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have been following the buzz around Windows Phone 7 Series, and one of their big features is full Xbox Live integration, including the ability to see and interact with your avatar. If I don't own an Xbox 360, should I even care about this feature? I don't see any way to create an avatar on the official Xbox website.

share|improve this question it doesn't save it... But hope you enjoy it!!!!!! – user46782 Apr 11 '13 at 18:59
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can create an XBox Live account at, even if you do not own an XBox/XBox 360, and you can edit many options of your XBox Live profile. However, there currently is no way to create/change your avatar without an XBox 360 w/ an internet connection.

share|improve this answer
With an update to the website in October 2010, you now can do it on the site. – SqlACID Nov 2 '10 at 17:16

Do any of your friends have an xbox 360?

      If yes, you can ask one of your friends to let you create an account on their xbox, and create your avatar. Then you can use that account on, and see your avatar there. You will also be able to remove that account from your friend's system, and just view it on for now, and move that account to any xbox in the future.

share|improve this answer

I don't think you can create an avatar without an Xbox Live Gold (or Silver) subscription.

share|improve this answer
There is no level underneath Silver, and there is no Silver subscription. You can create a basic avatar online, just without the customization that the NXE interface on the 360 itself gives you. – VxJasonxV Oct 1 '10 at 16:10

I think that the Windows Phone 7 series phones will have the ability to create avatars, but we don't know yet.

share|improve this answer

Speaking as of 2016,

1) You can change your avatar from your Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10 devices:

Using the Xbox Avatars app, you can change your avatar from your PC or phone.

2) You can change your avatar on

You can change your avatar online too! However, it requires Silverlight, which you can download here.

share|improve this answer

go on xbox official site andthere u can create free xbox live account (even without xbox) and you can create youre avatar there for free.

share|improve this answer
Way to restate a three year old answer... – Zommuter Aug 11 '13 at 10:03
There's nothing here that hasn't already been said. – Frank Aug 11 '13 at 13:24

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.