PS4 name change feature launching today, first time free

Sony finally allows PSN Online ID changes

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 users will finally be able to change their PlayStation Network Online ID.

With that, you've completed the change!

A PS4 name change feature will launch later today, it has been announced. The feature went into testing not long after the announcement, with a early-2019 rollout planned once testing was completed.

You'll be able to change your online ID as many times as you like.

Below is a simple walk-through to explain the process.

However, once you have chosen whether or not to do this, you can not undo it, so be aware that your old name might still haunt you like a shameful ghost. If that is the case, you will need to do it through your web browser. We strongly recommend you check them out.

Q: How many times can I change my ID?

And better yet, it's free (but just this one time). After that, it will cost you $9.99, €9.99, £7.99.

"For more details and information, we encourage you to refer to the list of tested games before making a change to your online ID".

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.

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If you want to go back to your previous name you can do as it will be reserved for you.

For those that want to get a PS4 console of their own in India, now might be the ideal time because the nearly ever stagnant prices of the PS4 range of consoles are being discounted.

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

Not all games will support the online ID change feature. This will remain in your Profile for 30 days.

That's nice (mainly because your original ID still exists due to this insane PSN structure), but the whole "losing progress or content" thing definitely isn't.

The PSN name change feature will only be supported on games originally published after April 1 2018. Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore (SIES) says that games published after 1 April will be fine, as well as a number of other popular PS4 games.

Q: Do all games support online ID change? You also can't use a PS3 or PS Vita to change your ID.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has mentioned this new rule under PSN name change section on the official support website.

They've provided a list of tested games right HERE.

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