Have You Changed Your PSN Name?

PS4 controller

PS4 controller

Many have suggested that the problems users are now suffering from could be a result of the name change that they or the entire community has been performing in the past day, as this could be causing unintended problems to be springing up for those who have changed their account names recently.

Unlike other services, on the PSN it is, to say the least, fundamental to have recorded the correct date of birth on your profile since, in case of security problems, this parameter can be used by the assistance to recover the account or verify that you are you the legitimate owners of the profile.

Perhaps you'd prefer to do it through a web browser? Only the first name change is free, though, and the feature causes issues with a handful of games. Each further change costs € 9.99. PS Plus members pay € 4.99 for each additional one after the first change. "You'll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today".

If it's implemented on an old name, users can revert to that, and if it's detected on a fresh name, they're asked to change it to something that doesn't suck.

But what if you couldn't change that embarrassing email, and had to use it for the rest of your life? This makes it easier for friends to remember the change.

Sony explains that most of the most popular PS4 games support this name change.

Note: You cannot make this change on the PS3 or PS-Vita.

Another caveat to keep in mind is that not all PS4 games will support ID changes. But the game must have been released on or after April 1, 2018. Fortunately, some real games, including Fortnite and Destiny 2, work successfully without any issue. Ahead of the feature's broad launch to all customers, however, Sony published a long list of FAQ about the change and usernames in general. But there are also some that have serious problems.

Select the Edit button that's next to your Online ID.

If you change your name to something that the PSN flags up as offensive you'll be given a Temp name automatically.

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