You can finally change your PSN ID, but there’s a catch

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PlayStation 4 fans have been awaiting the implementation of a feature that allows them to change their PSN name for years, and from today (11 April) you can alter your online ID.

According to Sony, games released after April 1, 2018 are capable of handling your new identity.

If you are reading this right now, you are able to head to your account settings on PlayStation and access the PSN ID Change feature. "You'll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today". You can't change your ID using your PlayStation 3 or PS Vita.

So, the first change is free, but additional changes will cost £8 each time (or £4 for PlayStation Plus members). You should definitely check it out before changing your ID, as it may impact something you're now playing or may want to go back to in the future. PlayStation states that during tested "a large majority of the most-played PS4 games" did support the PSN User ID change. Sony first announced that the ability to change your Online ID was coming last October. However, since they have not all been specifically tested with the feature, we can not guarantee that they will support it. There is also an official list of games both with no known issues and with identified issues.

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Some common issues include the disappearance of your new name or the previous PSN ID still being visible.

For more information, check out PlayStation's post.

That's not to say that all games released before that date won't display changed names, but that it's impossible to address the extent of inconsistencies given how much testing would be required. 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.

Changing the PSN ID could be done in two different ways. If reverting does not solve your issue, the company said to contact PlayStation Support. Your system will remind you that you need to close down all of your games and make sure that your progress has been saved before proceeding. I know I certainly have, and finally, the day has come where we have that option. Reverting back should resolve most issues.

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