How to change PlayStation ID on PS4 and PC

PlayStation Network is the PlayStation online service that was born in 2005 for the PlayStation 3 console with a series of features to connect the gaming community. The ID is our nickname associated with a valid email address, but today many users regret the ID they have or simply no longer identify with it. Therefore, one of the most demanded requests by PlayStation users was the possibility of changing the PlayStation Network ID – although it can present some drawbacks as we will see later. In this basic guide we will tell you how to change the PlayStation ID from PS4 and PC in a few simple steps.

In this way, all those who want to can modify their username on the platform dedicated to PlayStation systems. Before we get into the matter, you have to know that you can change the ID as many times as you want without limit, but only the first change will be free. After this change, the operation will cost 9.99 euros each time you do it, so choose very well this time. If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, the price is reduced to 4’99 euros. However, please note that games released before April 1, 2018 do not support this feature. If any of your games experience a problem with the ID change, you can check if it is on this list of issues found by PlayStation .

How to change the PlayStation Network ID from PS4

Step 1

You may be wondering where and how to modify PlayStation Network ID. If you are familiar with your PlayStation 4 console, it wo n’t take 5 minutes to change your ID . First, you have to enter [Settings] on the home screen of your PlayStation 4. Click on [Account Management] and then enter [Account Information]. Here you can modify many aspects of your account, but what interests us is the information relevant to your profile, where the user ID appears. So go into [Profile] and [Online ID]. PlayStation will give you two warnings about the possible errors that may appear after the ID change, as well as recommend that you save the progress of all the games.

After these two warnings, you will have to enter your email and password to verify that this is the account you want to change. By default the email will appear, so write down the password and click [OK]. Finally, we have reached the final step, where you can choose the new ID. PlayStation will give you some pretty crazy ideas too, but you can request whatever you want as long as it’s available. As you can see, it is very easy, but we show you a summary of all the steps to follow , which you can see below:

Step 2

Step 2.1

Step 2.2

Step 2.3

Step 3: Warning

Step 3: Warning

Step 4

Step 5 and 6

  1. Go to [Settings] from your PS4.
  2. Select [Account Management]> [Account Information]> [Profile]> [Online ID].
  3. 2 PlayStation warningswill appear about possible issues in certain games. Hit [Continue].
  4. Enter your email (if it is not by default) and password, and click [OK].
  5. Write the new online IDyou want or choose one from the suggestions.
  6. When you have it, click [Confirm] and it would be (*).

(*) IMPORTANT : Do not confirm the change until you are one hundred percent sure of the name, because it can only be changed once for free . The following times it will cost you 9.99 euros.

How to change the PlayStation Network ID from PC

If you want to do all this process from your computer, it is even easier. From any browser you can access your personal data on PlayStation Network to change not only the ID, but any aspect of your profile, privacy, payment management and other options. We are going to focus on changing the ID below, so the first thing you have to do is enter the Sony account manager .

As always, enter your email and password and once inside select the option [PSN Profile] in the side menu . In it you can edit your data to configure the profile to your liking with the real name, the profile picture or avatar. Click [Edit] under “Online ID” and a series of warnings will appear again. You have to scroll over this pop-up window and click [OK]. Finally, you can choose the new online ID and [Check availability]. After that you can confirm the operation. In summary:

Step 1

Step 1 and 2

Step 3: Warnings

Step 3: Warnings

Step 4 and 5

  1. Log into your PlayStation Network account and select [PSN Profile] from the menu.
  2. Click the [Edit]button next to your online ID .
  3. Two warnings will appear that you have to [Accept].
  4. Enter the new online IDyou want or choose one from the suggestions.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to check availability and [Confirm] the change.

In this way you can change your username as many times as you like until you find the one that best suits you. However, remember that only the first change will be free , while for the following you will have to go through the box.

Possible problems or inconveniences of changing the PlayStation ID

As we said at the beginning, this possibility is not exempt from some other inconvenience, deficiencies or even possible problems that we may suffer in our account if we do not have a little caution. They are as follows.

The first change is free, then you will have to pay

Think carefully about the change you want to make regarding your PSN ID, since Sony offers you the possibility of replacing it for the first time completely free of charge . However, as it happens in services of other companies, the following will be paid . In case you are not subscribed to PlayStation Plus , the figure rises up to 9.99 euros for each of the changes . On the other hand, if you are subscribed, it is lowered to 4.99 . Even so, it would be better to think about it cold before carrying out the process and thus choose the most suitable name for your account.

ID change is a PS4 exclusive feature

If you have a PlayStation 3 or a PlayStation Vita, your change will not be reflected in both systems , but the old ID will remain. The option is only allowed on PlayStation 4, so if you are still using the previous generation console or Sony handheld, you will need to have your current username.

Not for all games: compatible list

Only games released since April 1, 2018 are guaranteed to support the ID change feature. This leaves many other titles under the protection of not having this option, which could lead to some quite serious problems that we will explain later. This list includes the games that are confirmed as compatible:

  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • 7 Days to Die
  • AdVenture Capitalist
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Alien: Isolation
  • America’s Army: Proving Grounds
  • APB Reloaded
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Assassin’s creed origins
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~ The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings ~
  • Attack on Titan
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham City
  • Batman: The Enemy Within
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Battle ages
  • Battle islands
  • Battle Islands: Commanders
  • Battleborn
  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • BEYOND: Two Souls
  • BioShock: The Collection
  • Blacklight: Retribution
  • Brawlhalla
  • Broforce
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Canis Canem Edit
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win
  • Cities: Skylines – PlayStation4 Edition
  • Clicker Heroes
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Danganronpa 1 ・ 2 Reload
  • Darkest dungeon
  • Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dead by daylight
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
  • DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 Fortune
  • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
  • Deadpool
  • Destiny
  • Destiny 2
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
  • Devinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • Digimon Story Cyber ​​Sleuth
  • Digimon Story: Cyber ​​Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory
  • Digimon World: Next Order
  • DiRT 4
  • Dirt Rally
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Definitive Edition
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Don Bradman Cricket 17
  • Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition
  • DOOM
  • Downwell
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ
  • Dragon ball xenoverse
  • Dragon Quest Heroes 2
  • DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of a Lost Past
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Dreadnought
  • Dungeon Defenders 2
  • Dying Light
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Euro Fishing
  • F1 2015
  • F1 2016
  • F1 2017
  • Fallout 4
  • Far Cry 4
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • FIFA 14
  • FIFA 15
  • FIFA 16
  • FIFA 18
  • FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • FishingPlanet
  • For Honor
  • Fortnite
  • Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight
  • game of Thrones
  • Gems of war
  • Goat simulator
  • God of War III Remastered
  • Gran TurismoSport
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • Happy dungeons
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
  • Heavy rain
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition
  • Hitman
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Hustle kings
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition
  • Job Simulator
  • Just cause 3
  • JUST DANCE 2018
  • Killing Floor 2
  • King oddball
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Kitten squad
  • KNACK 2
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
  • LA Noire
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • LawBreakers
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • LEGO CITY Undercover
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • LEGO The Hobbit
  • LEGO Worlds
  • Life is Strange
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Little nightmares
  • Loadout
  • Mad max
  • Madden NFL 15
  • Madden NFL 16
  • Madden NFL 17
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Magicka 2
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Metro Redux
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • Monopoly Family Fun Pack
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • MotoGP 17
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • MudRunner: A Spintires game
  • MX vs. ATV All Out
  • MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore
  • MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame
  • NASCAR Heat 2
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA 2K15
  • NBA 2K16
  • NBA 2K17
  • NBA 2K18
  • NBA 2K18: The Prelude
  • NBA LIVE 16
  • NBA LIVE 18
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Need for speed
  • Need for Speed ​​Payback
  • Need for Speed ​​Rivals
  • Neverwinter
  • NHL 16
  • NHL 17
  • NHL 18
  • NieR: Automata
  • Nioh
  • No Man’s Sky
  • NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence
  • One Piece Burning Blood
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
  • Onigiri
  • Operation7 Revolution
  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained
  • Overcooked: Gourmet Edition
  • Overwatch: Origins Edition
  • Paladins
  • Paragon
  • Person 5
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Portal Knights
  • Prey
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Project CARS – Game of the Year Edition
  • Project CARS 2
  • Prominence Poker
  • Ratchet and clank
  • Rayman Legends
  • resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil 5
  • resident Evil 6
  • RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle
  • Ride 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Rocket league
  • Romancing SaGa 2
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  • Rugby League Live 4
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Skyforge
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Skyrim VR
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Smite
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Sniper ghost warrior 3
  • Sonic mania
  • SOUTH PARK: The Fractured But Whole
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Spacelords
  • Star Trek Online
  • STAR WARS Battlefront
  • STAR WARS Battlefront II
  • Stardew valley
  • SteamWorld Dig
  • Street fighter v
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!
  • Tales of Berseria
  • Tales of Zestiria
  • TEKKEN 7
  • TERA
  • Terraria: PlayStation4 Edition
  • That’s You!
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • The Crew Ultimate Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Evil Within
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Four Kings Casino and Slots
  • The Last Guardian
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame
  • The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game
  • The Order: 1886
  • The sims 4
  • The Surge
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • The Witness
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
  • turn PlayStation 4
  • Tour de France 2017
  • Trials Fusion
  • Tricky Towers
  • Tropico 5
  • UEFA EURO 2016 Official Video Game / PES2016
  • UFC
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Uncanny Valley
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Remastered
  • UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Undertale
  • Until Dawn
  • Valentino Rossi The Game
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • Vostok Inc.
  • War thunder
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Watch_Dogs 2
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • World of tanks
  • WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • WWE 2K15
  • WWE 2K16
  • WWE 2K17
  • WWE 2K18
  • XCOM 2
  • Yakuza 0
  • YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist

List of games not compatible with PSN ID change

Now, we collect those that have been shown not to support this possibility:

  • Absolver: Downfall
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Big City Stories
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Crossout
  • DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • Disc jam
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Standard Edition
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
  • GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst
  • Grand theft auto v
  • GUNS UP!
  • Injustice 2 – Standard Edition
  • Just dance 2017
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB The Show 16
  • MLB The Show 15
  • MLB The Show 17
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy
  • NARUTO STORM 4: Road to Boruto Expansion
  • NBA 2K19
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rock band 4
  • The Golf Club 2
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Titanfall 2
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Trove
  • UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End
  • ONE
  • Warframe
  • WipEout Omega Collection
  • Worms Battlegrounds

What problems can the change of ID in PSN cause?

There is the possibility that changing the ID may lead to significant problems with some video games , something that Sony itself already warns about, so you have to be very careful when doing it and be aware of the consequences that this may have. action. The most serious are the following:

  • You could lose your progress in these games, including savedata, ranking data, and trophy unlock progress.
  • Some parts of the game and its applications may not work properly, both online and offline.
  • You could lose access to content (including purchased content)that you have purchased for these games, including add-ons and virtual currencies.

These are all the main risks involved in changing your PlayStation Network ID , so we recommend that you read them all carefully before running it. However, if it is too late, you always have the option of recovering your old name completely free of charge so as not to suffer these consequences.


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