PSN Name Changes Are Now Possible; First Change Is Free Of Charge

PSN Name Changes Are Now Possible; First Change Is Free Of Charge

According to Sony, games released after April 1, 2018 are capable of handling your new identity. PlayStation 4 owners will be able to change their User IDs on console and via a web browser. The first ID change is free, and after that, they will cost $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members and $9.99 for non-PlayStation Plus members.

Matt Purslow is IGN UK's News and Entertainment Writer, and threw dozens of Trophies down the drain when he changed his PSN ID back in 2013. For those who change their PSN ID and later decide they want to revert back to the previous one, this, too, can be done for free. Child accounts, however, can't change their online IDs at all.

All PS4 games published since April 1, 2018, have been developed to support the name change feature, but PlayStation can not guarantee they will all work, as they have not been tested. Officially, only games released for the first time after April 1st, 2018 have been created to support ID changes, and there's still one unspecified title that has problems. Enter your Online ID of choice, and follow the prompts to the end. We've all had them, right?

Today April the 11 you can now change your name for free or at least you can for the first time you do it. As such, be wary of what older games you play after changing and be absolutely sure you want to change it before doing so.

Also, your old ID will remain available to you.

The full supported games list can be found here.


Not all PS4 games support the name change feature.

For more information, visit Sony's PlayStation Blog. PS3 And PS Vita games are also incompatible with this feature. Find the Online ID option, and click Edit. I hope you found this guide helpful, and pick your new name carefully, as it can not breach Sony's terms of service! For example, a game that first launched back in 2013 that has since been re-mastered or re-sold as a "complete edition" in 2018 does not apply.

Overall this feature somehow lowers the chances of players getting banned.

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

The feature is a welcomed addition, despite the issues that it will present for numerous titles.

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