PlayStation 4 Gamers, Here's How To Change Your PSN Online ID

PlayStation ID Name Change feature officially live today on PS4 here’s how to change your PSN IDBy Keshav Bhat

The ID change is supported by all games launched on or after April 1st 2018, which includes excellent titles like God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Spiderman. On the PS4, players can head to Settings Account Management Account Information Profile Online ID and follow the system's instruction to make the change. "You'll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today". For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each change after the first one. 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.

If you find that issues occur after changing to a new ID, you can revert back to your old ID at no cost.

All PS4 users with non-child accounts can change their ID, either through the PS4 or a web browser.

Not all games support the ID change.

Have you ever wished you could change your PlayStation ID? We've all had them, right? Some games may still show your old ID. Do keep in mind that the large majority of most actively played PS4 games support the feature. Again though, Sony says that this shouldn't be the case with most games.

The much-awaited feature is finally here!

Your previous PSN IDs can't be claimed by someone else.

Sony compiled a list of 10 titles that are known to have "critical issues" relating to the name-change feature, including LittleBigPlanet 3, Disc Jam, and Just Dance 2017. PlayStation recommends reading its list of tested games to check if the feature is supported as well as if it may cause any other issues. The games released on or after that date should have little to no problems.

If anything does happen with PlayStation Fortnite, we will be sure to let you know as soon as we hear.

Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.

The company say that users "may lose in-game currency whether paid for or earned", and could experience a "loss of game progress, including scores and progress toward trophy unlocking".

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