PSN name change finally available on PlayStation: How to change your ID online


The long-requested feature to change your PSN Online ID will be available to PlayStation users from April 10, allowing PSN users to finally be able to choose a new name through their console or web browser.

Update: Sony has released a list of games with no known issues, games with identified issues, and games with critical issues when changing your PSN ID online. Complete list below.

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For years, PlayStation users have been stuck with whatever name they chose when they first opened their account, and for obvious reasons, that wasn’t always ideal.

Xbox users, on the other hand, were able to change their names quite easily (although it cost a small fee), and PC gamers on platforms like Steam have also been able to do so freely for years.

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PlayStation users have craved the name change feature.

PlayStation began testing the name changes in late 2018, but is now rolling out the feature worldwide, announced in a April 10 blog post. It will be available in Europe by April 11.

Update, April 11: PSN name changes are now available worldwide. To change your PSN Online ID, follow the steps below.

How to Change PSN Online ID

So how do you do it? You can either change your PSN Online ID on PlayStation 4 or on a web browser, here are the steps for each method:

Change PSN Online ID on PS4

  1. Go to settings
  2. Select Account Management> Account Info> Profile> Online ID
  3. Enter your new online username of your choice
  4. Confirm name change

Change PSN ID Online Online

  1. Connect to your PSN account
  2. Select the PSN profile
  3. Enter your new online username of your choice
  4. Confirm name change

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Will your new PSN Online ID work in games?

PlayStation said there were issues with new names appearing in games, especially older games – most of which released before April 1, 2018.

All PS4 games released since April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the renaming feature, but PlayStation cannot guarantee that all of them will work as they have not been tested.

How many times can you change your PSN Online ID?

Surprisingly enough, PlayStation says there’s no limit to the number of times you can change your PSN online ID – so you can just keep choosing something else (as long as it’s available), though. you don’t like what you have.

Is it free to change your PSN online ID?

Plus, it’s completely free for the first change and $ 9.99 for any subsequent change. PS Plus members will receive subsequent changes at a reduced price of $ 4.99.

Are there any risks in changing the PSN Online ID?

If you are planning to change your PSN Online ID, there are a few issues that you might consider. Potential risks include loss of progress in some games, some games may not perform well, and you may even lose content (even paid for content) for some games.

If you run into these issues, you can simply go back to your old online ID, which PlayStation says should fix most of the issues.

Critical issues

Some games may experience the following critical issues: User may lose in-game currency whether paid or earned, loss of game progress including scores and progress towards unlocking trophies and losing UGC or parts of the game may not work properly, both online and offline. They are as follows:

  • Disc jam
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Little big planet
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB The Show 16
  • MLB® The Show
  • RUSH
  • Golf Club 2
  • Worms â„¢ Battlegrounds

Problems identified

Other games will experience less significant issues such as:

  • Previous Online IDs may remain visible to you and other players, or the Online ID is no longer visible in certain areas of a game title (in-game ratings, ratings, etc.). For some game titles, the online ID will be automatically updated if you log out and then log back into the game or when various game activities are performed after logging in.
  • User accounts on PlayStation can be unlinked from game accounts. Re-linking accounts may restore the original link
  • Some game settings can be initialized to their default state (audio setting, controller setting, etc.). For some game titles, the settings may be recovered if you log out and then log back into the game.

The above may apply to the following games:

  • Absolver: Fall
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Stories of big cities
  • Transmitted by blood
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Cross out
  • DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Standard Edition
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
  • GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Injustice 2 – Standard Edition
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinity
  • MLB The Show 17
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy
  • NARUTO STORM 4: Extension Road to Boruto
  • NBA 2K19
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rock band 4 (Issues Identified *)
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Fall of the Titans 2
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Trove
  • UNCHARTED â„¢ 4: A Thief’s End
  • UN
  • Warframe
  • WipeOut Omega Collection

Last updated April 12, 2019


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