How To Change Your PSN ID

How To Change PSN ID

After a long wait, you can finally change your PSN ID. The first change is free, and changes after that will cost £7.99/€9.99. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each change after the first one.

You can change your PSN ID on either the PlayStation 4 or by using the Sony website

How To Change Your PSN ID

PSN Online ID Change via PlayStation 4:

  • Step 1: From your PS4 go to [Settings].
  • Step 2: Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Online ID].
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

PSN Online ID Change Web browser:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your account on the PlayStation Network and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  • Step 2: Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Before changing your PSN ID, you should give Sony's blog post on the new service a good read, but I have highlighted some important issues you may run into below. Sony does not expect these issues to be common, but it is best to be aware of the problems that may occur.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

There is also no limit on how many times you can change your PSN ID, but you will be charged a fee for each change after the first one. I hope you found this guide helpful, and pick your new name carefully, as it cannot breach Sony's terms of service!

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