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Want to Change Your PlayStation Username for Free? Here's How

14 April, 2019, 02:36 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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The feature that many have been asking for Sony to add to the PlayStation Network, the ability to change your online ID, has finally been added. However, not all PS4/PS3/Vita games will support the new IDs. You will then be able to enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.

Sony says that "the change can only be made through a PS4 system or web browser", so you won't be able to do it on a PS3 or the now discontinued PS Vita.

As previously revealed, the first change is free but alterations after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD each time for general users and $4.99 USD/ CAD per change for PlayStation Plus members. You can change your ID and revert back to your old ones as many times as you like. The feature will be as simple as visiting your "Account Management" page and entering a new online ID. The reason why Sony still wants you to remember your old name, even displaying it after your new name for the first month, is that name changes may still cause issues for games published before April 2018.

Much like Microsoft, Sony isn't charging you for your first ID change.

Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change. We've all had them, right?

As it turns out, Sony didn't avoid offering this feature for years just to spite people: Changing your name can lead to complications with individual games, including losing progress and in-game currency in some games. There is also an official list of games both with no known issues and with identified issues. On top of that, the old name will belong to you.

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Not all PS4 games support the name change feature.

Not all games will support a new ID, however. But, by and large, changing the nickname in PSN should not affect most of the games available.

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

The potential problems are broken up into two tiers: "issues" and "critical issues".

However, there's one pretty big catch to this whole ID changing deal. Those in the latter, most serious camp include popular games like Bloodborne, Dark Souls II and III, Grand Theft Auto V, and Warframe.

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