PSN Online ID changes are officially live later today

James Marshall
April 14, 2019

From your PlayStation 4, go to Settings - Account Management - Account Information - Profile - Online ID. Enter the online ID of your choice and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the ID change.

The first PSN ID change is free, but players will have to pay $9.99 for each change after that very first one.

You can change your online ID for free, but it will cost money should you decide to change it again.

If you change your mind and want to revert back to your old ID, that is always possible free of charge, and no one else can claim your old ID even after it has been changed.

So proceed with caution, and if you're seriously anxious about these possibilities, perhaps skip out on changing your ID and just make a new account instead. PlayStation states that during tested "a large majority of the most-played PS4 games" did support the PSN User ID change. However, the service will be paid, except for the first time, when changing your PSN wouldn't cost you a thing. You have to make this decision right when you change your name and can't activate or deactivate until the month's up.

Developers with games on PlayStation 4 might already be aware of some of the complications that came with the new feature, and PlayStation has elaborated on those in a blog post detailing the full launch.

As soon as PlayStation players load into Fortnite: Battle Royale, they will see their new ID above their name in the lobby.

The new feature doesn't now work on all games, though it is expected to work without a hitch on all games released post April 1 2018, and popular PS4 games released before this date.

Q: Will all PS4 games released in the future support the feature?

The games that won't present any problems will be those released on or after April 1, 2018. Sony has reported "critical issues" in big games like Bloodborne and Grand Theft Auto V while testing.

Games published after this date were developed using tools that support online ID change at a system level. PS3 and PS Vita games are not supported.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

You'll also need to check out your games to make sure they still function properly after making the adjustment.

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