Are you sick of your PSN name and don’t like the name? Finally, you can now change your PSN name. Keep reading to know how to change it on your PS4 or on the web.
You are not alone if you are unhappy with the name you created for your PlayStation Network account.
Your name used to be permanent, but Sony relented earlier this year and now PS4 users finally have the option to change their name, so many people complained about their permanent PSN name.
There are two ways to change your name: using the PS4 console or in a web browser.
There are some threats in both situations. Not all games and services will function properly if you change your name, as Sony tells you before you make a change to your PSN name, and it could potentially result in the loss of any saved game data.
You get to make one PSN name change free of charge, but subsequent name changes cost $10 each.
How to Change Your PSN Name in a Web Browser
Your first step is to sign in to your Sony account.
Once you do that, you’ll see your PSN account name (Sony calls it your “Online ID”) as the top option in the window.
Click “Edit” to change your username.
Before you can proceed, Sony will raise those warnings listed above. Hit “I Accept” if you want to keep going.
There are more warnings on the next step. Sony informs you that if you encounter issues, you can revert the change and reclaim your old username.
However, it also warns that doing so may not fix problems, should they arise. In other words, there’s a chance that something will get messed up. If you’re cool with the risk, move forward.
On your PS4’s main dashboard, navigate to “Settings” and select it
Scroll through the list until you find the “Account Management” option.
Click on that, then select “Account Information” > “Profile” > “Online ID.”
You’ll see the same warnings that Sony displays to browser users before allowing a username change
After accepting these warnings, you can enter a new username
However, Sony notes that changing your username may affect a number of games.
The potential issues range from trophy progress being halted to losing save data, access to content or currency purchased in games, and even parts of a game not functioning.
Sony says that only a small batch of games have been affected by the biggest issues so far, which you can read here. Some of the titles majorly affected by username changes include Little Big Planet 3, The Golf Club 2, Everybody’s Golf, and Onrush.
For more on the PSN username change, check out Sony’s blog write-up here.