PSN ID name changes are coming tomorrow

PSN ID name changes are coming tomorrow

PSN ID name changes are coming tomorrow

Sony has finally announced it will allow PlayStation 4 owners to change their User IDs - the name you go by when you're playing games online - starting later today. When the name change feature was first announced, Sony was clear that some games might not support the feature. On PS4 you navigate to Settings Account Management Account Information Profile Online ID and then can change your name by following the prompts. For instance, your old username may be displayed next to your new one for the next 30 days after changing to help your friends adjust. Those who change and miss their old online ID can go back to it at any time at no charge.

You can't change the online ID for child accounts. Sony has noted in the past that every PS4 game published after April 1, 2018 should adhere to the PSN ID changes.

One long (like, very long) requested feature is finally coming to the PS4 later today: PSN ID changes. That said, Sony does not guarantee all games fully support the feature. The first change is free too, so if you've been stuck with a PSN ID you hate for years, you can rid yourself of it without having to pay anything. Thanks to some software issues, it gets a bit more complicated depending on the games you still play.

The new feature doesn't now work on all games, though it is expected to work without a hitch on all games released post April 1 2018, and popular PS4 games released before this date. But, by and large, changing the nickname in PSN should not affect most of the games available.


This ensures that users can now change their PSN IDs, although that doesn't come without a few caveats. You can find a full list of tested games and associated issues here.

Q: What kind of issues could I potentially run into?

Your system will remind you that you need to close down all of your games and make sure that your progress has been saved before proceeding.

Loss of UGC or parts of the game may not function properly, both online and offline.

You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency. But there are many other popular titles that will have issues.

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