Finally The PlayStation Users Can Now Change Their PSN Names
If you want to change your PSN name, Sony is finally let you do that, PlayStation users can change their names starting today. The feature launched in beta in October 2018, but anyone will be able to do it either on their PS4 console or through a browser.
In terms of pricing, the first name change is free. After that, if you decide that you’d like to change it again, it’ll cost you $9.99 each time. But if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, it’s only $4.99 for changing the name.
Sony claims in its FAQ that your old usernames will still belong to you, and if you choose to, you can roll back to a prior PSN name for free. To level over the change process of having a new name for both you and your PSN friends, there’s an option to display your prior name next to your new one for 30 days.
Sony has published lists of games that experience no issues, games with known issues, and games with critical issues. If a game has problems, your experience could range from minor abnormalities, like your previous PSN name jumping up in-game rather than your new one, to somewhat severe problems, like your save data and leaderboard status may not carry over, and you might lose access to DLC you paid for.
Big exclusives like God of War and Spider-Man make the date cutoff, but quite a few of the PS4’s gems were released before April 1st, 2018, and are included in the “games with issues identified” list. Bloodborne, Grand Theft Auto V, Warframe, and Uncharted 4, all have issues, among others. Sony says that returning back to your old PSN name should fix most issues, though, once again, it makes no guarantee about that. So think before you change into someone cooler.