Published: Thu, April 11, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

PS4 name change feature launching today, first time free

PS4 name change feature launching today, first time free

Sony launched a new feature that allows PlayStation Network users to update their ID in certain games, and Fortnite is supported.

How do you change your PSN username?

Q. Can I change my online ID on my PS3 or PS Vita? If you'd prefer to use your computer, just log into your PSN account and use the edit button next to your PSN ID. Read on for everything you need to know about changing your PS4 name.

How do I change my PSN ID in my web browser? The first change is free, with subsequent changes costing $9.99 a pop (but PS Plus members get a 50% discount). However, you can revert to an older handle for free at any time, and Sony also says your old IDs will never be up for grabs. You can revert back to any of your previous IDs by contacting PlayStation Support. Once there, go to Account Information, then Profile, and finally Online ID to change your name.

Loss of user-generated content or parts of the game may not function properly, both online and offline.

The feature is fully compatible with any game released on or after April 1st, 2018. Below is a list of all known games with issues, from those that are minor to critical. Originally, Sony said the name change feature would be supported by all PS4 games published after April 1, 2018. 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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Q: Can any account change their online ID?

This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change.

A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature.

If that sounds like too much to remember, you can check this handy list of tested games and potential issues.

Below are some of the issues you may encounter.

You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies. Players may also lose access to content (paid or otherwise) acquired for games such as add-ons and virtual currency.

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. Most of these issues appear to resolvable by logging out and back in, Sony says.

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