PSN Name Changes Are Available on PS4 Starting Today

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Rejoice PlayStation fans! You now can change your PSN ID you made back in high school and have been haunted by ever since. Sid Shuman, the Social Media Director for PlayStation, has published a blog post on the PlayStation Blog that provides a FAQ all about the long-awaited feature.

Changing your PSN ID will be free for the first change. Subsequent changes will cost $9.99 USD / CAD, but if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber the fee is reduced by half to $4.99. There is no limit on how many times you can change your PSN ID and you may revert it back to any previous PSN ID you had at any time for free. To do so, you must contact PlayStation Support.

To change your PSN ID, you must either use a PS4 or your computer. On PS4 you navigate to Settings > Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID and then can change your name by following the prompts. If you’d prefer to use your computer, just log into your PSN account and use the edit button next to your PSN ID.

The name change only works with PS4 games published after April 1, 2018. It does not work with PS3 or Vita. Sony has provided a list of tested games that have zero issues with name changes, a list of games with identified, non-critical issues, and games with critical issues. Currently, there are only 10 games on the list with known critical issues. Sony defines critical issues as one of the following,

User may lose in-game currency whether paid for or earned;
Loss of game progress, including scores and progress toward trophy unlocking; and
Loss of UGC or parts of the game may not function properly, both online and offline.


Sony recommends not changing your PSN ID, if you would like to continue playing those 10 games.

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HuxPosted:

Vapes I was gonna change my name but now I'm not, the name change feature is gonna cause so much issues regarding paid content, game progress and other data you have on your ps4 I suggest people do it with caution, because it seems pretty dumb to release a feature for 5 or 10 bucks with potential issues...


How will it cause any issues? It's still the same account and it'll have the same account ID. Sony would've thought about potential issues long before releasing the feature.

ScxttPosted:

Pretty cool to finally see this

XeCookie_Posted:

Took them long enough. Lol

Mario350Posted:

too bad its not today its tonight, can confirm via their twitter says its this evening not in the day

LebronIs6Posted:

Davi_J_Campbell never got why xbox charged for this feature, seems like it should be a pretty standard feature like on steam where you can change your name as many times as you want with absolutely no problems or issues coming from it.


You understand PlayStation is charging for it to right ? Only the first change is free, which Xbox does and has done LMAO

Davi_J_CampbellPosted:

never got why xbox charged for this feature, seems like it should be a pretty standard feature like on steam where you can change your name as many times as you want with absolutely no problems or issues coming from it.

MazePosted:

Wow after so many years, it's about damn time

CowOGPosted:

PlayStation has the worst Name Change service ever made.

VapesPosted:

I was gonna change my name but now I'm not, the name change feature is gonna cause so much issues regarding paid content, game progress and other data you have on your ps4 I suggest people do it with caution, because it seems pretty dumb to release a feature for 5 or 10 bucks with potential issues...

RedactedPosted:

Sean
Redacted Why has Xbox had this for ages but PS4 just get it and it's doesn't even work for most games


Because if there are two things Microsoft do better than anyone else its software and server side, Sony have always played catch up in that respect.


Yeah and it's a joke. With the amount of money they have, they still struggle with things


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