First change to Playstation online ID free
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First change to Playstation online ID free

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Refreshed 4th May (Posted 10th Apr)
From the ps blog, change your online ID as from tomorrow.

The first change is free, and changes after that will cost £7.99/€9.99.
For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each change after the first one.

Questions and how to in the link.




You can either change your online ID on your PS4 or web browser.

PlayStation 4:
  • Step 1: From your PS4 go to [Settings].
  • Step 2: Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Online ID].
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Web browser:
  • Step 1: Sign in to your account on the PlayStation Network and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  • Step 2: Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Can I change my online ID on my PS3 or PS Vita?No. The change can only be made through a PS4 system or web browser.
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This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with "grannysmasher1992" as a 26 year old. Lmao.
Probably420Stoned3 m ago

This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with …This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with "grannysmasher1992" as a 26 year old. Lmao.



Though Wayne Rooney will be happy to see that username available now.....
Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after the Mick Foley wrestling character "Dude Love" probably wasn't the smartest idea in hindsight....
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NIgelK3 m ago

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Think that should do it
Thanks to whoever did the info, trying on my phone is pretty slow
Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after the Mick Foley wrestling character "Dude Love" probably wasn't the smartest idea in hindsight....
This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with "grannysmasher1992" as a 26 year old. Lmao.
They have been working on this for years, and it seems they still can't do it right. The list of games that will suffer problems is staggering.
boonspoon1 m ago

Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after …Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after the Mick Foley wrestling character "Dude Love" probably wasn't the smartest idea in hindsight....


Could be worse - you could've named it after Mick Hucknall.
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 10th Apr
Probably420Stoned3 m ago

This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with …This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with "grannysmasher1992" as a 26 year old. Lmao.



Though Wayne Rooney will be happy to see that username available now.....
Wasn't there a big fuss about possibly losing trophies and online purchases / dlc with a name change
Morrow001 m ago

Wasn't there a big fuss about possibly losing trophies and online …Wasn't there a big fuss about possibly losing trophies and online purchases / dlc with a name change



There is a possiblity of some problems but they mention it in the blog post. Takes you to another pages discussing which games could potentially have problems and what those problems could be.
Does anyone know how many characters you can use?
Shame they took so long to implement this, my name that I have on all other gaming services I use has long since been taken. I made the mistake of signing up for PSN in 2008 with another name. I'm sure I'll come up with something better though.
boonspoon7 m ago

Though Wayne Rooney will be happy to see that username available now.....


Leave wazza alone, he can smash as many granny's as he wants. 😁🎂
Finally *tear rolls down face* *dies from old age*
Should of held out longer >.<
Scrat10 m ago

Twelvety.


Is he local Edward?
Thank god my name is shocking
boonspoon30 m ago

Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after …Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after the Mick Foley wrestling character "Dude Love" probably wasn't the smartest idea in hindsight....


Why not?
Dr-Rjinswand30 m ago

They have been working on this for years, and it seems they still can't do …They have been working on this for years, and it seems they still can't do it right. The list of games that will suffer problems is staggering.


Aye, didn't know this change was coming, have no plans to change my IDs but if this is something anyone is considering having head a quick read up on it it, it doesn't sound like it's going to be plain sailing:

Info taken from PS blog

Q. Can I change my online ID on my PS3 or PS Vita?No. The change can only be made through a PS4 system or web browser.

Q: Will my friends be able to find me with my new online ID?When changing your online ID, you’ll have the option to display your old ID next to your new ID in your Profile for 30 days. This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change. You can only select this option at the time you are changing your online ID.

Q: How many times can I change my ID?In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can change your online ID.

Q: Can I revert back to my old ID?You can as long as the old ID doesn’t violate the Terms of Service. You can revert back to any of your previous IDs by contacting PlayStation Support.

Q. Do I have to pay to revert back to an old ID?No, reverting back is free.

Q: What happens to my old online ID? Can someone else take it?No, your old online ID is only available to you.

Q: If I change my online ID multiple times, can I revert back to any of my past IDs?Yes, you can revert back to any of your previous online IDs, as long as those IDs do not violate the Terms of Service.

Q: How many times can I revert back to an old ID?In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can revert your online ID.

Q: Can any account change their online ID?Child accounts cannot change their online ID.

Q: Do all games support online ID change?A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature. We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. PS3 and PS Vita games are not supported.

Q. What do you mean by a game supports the online ID change if it was ‘originally published’ on or after April 1, 2018?The game must have launched for the first time on or after April 1, 2018, to support the online ID change feature. For example, a game that first launched back in 2013 that has since been re-mastered or re-sold as a ‘complete edition’ in 2018 does not apply.

Q: Why is it that only games published after April 1, 2018 were developed to support online ID change?Games published after this date were developed using tools that support online ID change at a system level.

Q: Will all PS4 games released in the future support the feature?All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but we do not guarantee that all games will fully support the feature.

Q: I saw that there are a lot of potential issues and risks associated with changing my online ID. How do I know that I won’t run into these?We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature, and we expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

Q: What kind of issues could I potentially run into?Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.
Q: What should I do if I encounter an issue by changing my online ID?If you experience any issues while playing a game that is not on the list of tested games, we recommend that you revert back to your previous online ID that did not have those issues. Reverting back should resolve most issues.
Wow. I created a new account just because of this.

Can I merge two accounts into one.
Edited by: "Annette_O." 10th Apr
boonspoon38 m ago

Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after …Might have to have a good think about a new user name as naming one after the Mick Foley wrestling character "Dude Love" probably wasn't the smartest idea in hindsight....


thats class though haha
joeydeacon13 m ago

Aye, didn't know this change was coming, have no plans to change my IDs …Aye, didn't know this change was coming, have no plans to change my IDs but if this is something anyone is considering having head a quick read up on it it, it doesn't sound like it's going to be plain sailing:Info taken from PS blogQ. Can I change my online ID on my PS3 or PS Vita?No. The change can only be made through a PS4 system or web browser.Q: Will my friends be able to find me with my new online ID?When changing your online ID, you’ll have the option to display your old ID next to your new ID in your Profile for 30 days. This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change. You can only select this option at the time you are changing your online ID.Q: How many times can I change my ID?In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can change your online ID.Q: Can I revert back to my old ID?You can as long as the old ID doesn’t violate the Terms of Service. You can revert back to any of your previous IDs by contacting PlayStation Support.Q. Do I have to pay to revert back to an old ID?No, reverting back is free.Q: What happens to my old online ID? Can someone else take it?No, your old online ID is only available to you.Q: If I change my online ID multiple times, can I revert back to any of my past IDs?Yes, you can revert back to any of your previous online IDs, as long as those IDs do not violate the Terms of Service.Q: How many times can I revert back to an old ID?In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can revert your online ID.Q: Can any account change their online ID?Child accounts cannot change their online ID.Q: Do all games support online ID change?A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature. We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. PS3 and PS Vita games are not supported.Q. What do you mean by a game supports the online ID change if it was ‘originally published’ on or after April 1, 2018?The game must have launched for the first time on or after April 1, 2018, to support the online ID change feature. For example, a game that first launched back in 2013 that has since been re-mastered or re-sold as a ‘complete edition’ in 2018 does not apply.Q: Why is it that only games published after April 1, 2018 were developed to support online ID change?Games published after this date were developed using tools that support online ID change at a system level.Q: Will all PS4 games released in the future support the feature?All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but we do not guarantee that all games will fully support the feature.Q: I saw that there are a lot of potential issues and risks associated with changing my online ID. How do I know that I won’t run into these?We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature, and we expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.Q: What kind of issues could I potentially run into?Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.Q: What should I do if I encounter an issue by changing my online ID?If you experience any issues while playing a game that is not on the list of tested games, we recommend that you revert back to your previous online ID that did not have those issues. Reverting back should resolve most issues.


Thanks so much for posting this for those at work.

  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

I can't believe these are actually issues they are admitting to. Imagine paying £7.99 for a name change and then not being able to play a game.. stuff like this honestly makes it so hard for me to praise the Playstation systems when they can't get a simple name change sorted, such poor service.
Edited by: "bash_wins" 10th Apr
I'm going to change mine to Raymond Luxury Yach-t
(but it's pronounced 'Throatwobbler Mangrove')
cant wait when does this go live midnight tonight?
embarassing when people in work say have u got a ps4?
yeah
whats your add?
BigWillyStyle69
has anyone on the beta of this actually lost any trophies?
Disappointed with this as i laugh my nuts off at some of usernames ! I love getting shot in the back of the head by barrymuffinmuncher1983 thats his bank pin number too
Morrow0048 m ago

Wasn't there a big fuss about possibly losing trophies and online …Wasn't there a big fuss about possibly losing trophies and online purchases / dlc with a name change



I changed my id back in December and so far so good. No compatiblilty issues
FINALLY
kaiser05114 m ago

cant wait when does this go live midnight tonight?embarassing when people …cant wait when does this go live midnight tonight?embarassing when people in work say have u got a ps4?yeahwhats your add?BigWillyStyle69


More embarrassing is the reference is will Smith... Wow. That's funny.
kaiser05122 m ago

has anyone on the beta of this actually lost any trophies?



Not at all. No compatiblilty issues with trophies, DLC etc
kaiser05129 m ago

has anyone on the beta of this actually lost any trophies?


No all my trophies from PS4/PS3/PS Vita remained intact. In fact the only thing negative that happened was I lost all my online progress in Black Ops 1. Not that bad considering it is a 10 year old game.
NIgelK7 m ago

Not at all. No compatiblilty issues with trophies, DLC etc


cheers yes it seems to be a bit of scaremongering
kaiser0512 m ago

cheers yes it seems to be a bit of scaremongering



On the ps blog (USA I think) there is a known issue with a game released after 1/4/2018 I'll try and find the info for you.
Edited by: "NIgelK" 10th Apr
NIgelK1 m ago

On the ps blog (USA in think) there is a known issue with a game released …On the ps blog (USA in think) there is a known issue with a game released after 1/4/2018 I'll try and find the info for you.




@kaiser051

blog.us.playstation.com/201…ed/
NIgelK1 m ago

On the ps blog (USA in think) there is a known issue with a game released …On the ps blog (USA in think) there is a known issue with a game released after 1/4/2018 I'll try and find the info for you.


i can imagine it affecting the odd game does your new name display ok in all online servers eben older games?
benrobertsno119 m ago

More embarrassing is the reference is will Smith... Wow. That's funny. …More embarrassing is the reference is will Smith... Wow. That's funny.

kaiser0511 m ago

i can imagine it affecting the odd game does your new name display ok in …i can imagine it affecting the odd game does your new name display ok in all online servers eben older games?




Seems to.

I'm not too fussed about trophies but have lots of DLC and that all seems OK as well.
Probably420Stoned1 h, 32 m ago

This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with …This is seriously good news, not sure how much longer I can put up with "grannysmasher1992" as a 26 year old. Lmao.


Good to be born year my friend. Not such a great username.
Ain't no way I'm doing this, a lot of games on this list of ones with issues i still play, a lot of popular ones as well. This really isn't worth it, and is a poor job from Sony.
sharpedges121 h, 5 m ago

Thank god my name is shocking


Is it 'sharpedges12' by any chance?
My screen name is scrotesmd, funny at the time but not great when my kids aks what it's about
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