Have you been longing to change your PSN because it does not reflect the you today, it is embarrassing, or not creative enough for your taste? Well, today is your lucky day since Sony allows PlayStation users to change their PSN, online ID name, starting today.
Users will be able to change it via their console or a web browser. This feature was launched in beta in October 2018 but is now officially available and accessible to all users.
Previous usernames will still belong to users so if you want to go back to your previous username you can at no cost. For a smooth transition for you and your PSN friends there is an option that will allow your previous username to pop up next to your new one for 30 days.
Unfortunately, there is something to know before making the change and it is that there will be caveats. Some titles will have little to no issues to critical issues.
Games such as Bloodborne, The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K19, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Warframe will have minor issues such as having previous online IDs remaining visible and games initializing to their default state. Games such as Everybody’s Golf, LittleBigPlanet 3, and MLB titles will have more critical issues such as losing in-game currency, both paid for and earned, and loss of game progress.
Sony states that a “large majority of the most actively played PS4 games” released on or after April 1, 2018 should work fine, though support is not guaranteed.
Users are allowed to change their PSN for free but changing it after the first time will cost $9.99 each time, and for PlayStation Plus subscribers $4.99.