PS4: changing your PSN nickname becomes possible from April 11, 2019

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Changing your PSN nickname is no longer a dream for PS4 players. From April 11, 2019, they will be able to change their username. The first change will be free, the procedure is explained in the article. However, some games might struggle to support this feature. 

The long-awaited announcement has finally arrived: Sony announces that PS4 players will be able to change their PSN nickname from April 11, 2019, directly via the console or via a web browser. However, owners of a PS3 or a PS Vita are not affected.



PS4 players can finally change their PSN nickname

Here's how to change your PlayStation Network ID:

On PlayStation 4:

  • On your PS4, go to Parameters.
  • See you in Account management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID.
  • Enter the online ID of your choice or one from the suggestions.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the change.

On Web Browser:

  • Sign in to your account on PlayStation Network, then select your PSN profile from the menu.
  • Select the Edit button next to your Online ID.
  • Enter the online ID of your choice or one from the suggestions.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the change.

Note that the first change of nickname is free, but that the next will be charged 9,99 euros. So choose well this time, right DarkNinja64? PlayStation Plus subscribers benefit from a discount: each modification after the first offered costs 4,99 euros. There is no restriction on the number of online ID changes that can be made, we learn.



Read also: PlayStation Network: changing your PSN nickname may delete saves, trophies and paid content


It might be a bit of a mess at the start in your contact list if everyone decides to change their nickname. Sony has thought about it and provided an option to display your old Online ID next to the new one in your profile for 30 days.

Be careful though, some games may not support your change of nickname. “All PS4 games first released on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change functionality. However, we do not guarantee that all games will fully support this feature, ”he explained. “A large majority of the most popular PS4 games we've tested support this feature. Major problems should only occur with a limited number of games ”, qualifies PlayStation all the same. So what will your new username be?




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