PlayStation Fortnite players can now change their PSN IDs


The long awaited ability to change a PlayStation Network ID is here, but there are some caveats to its functionality, Sony announced on its PlayStation Blog on Wednesday morning. Alternatively, on the web, sign in to your PlayStation Network account, select your profile in the menu bar, and hit the Edit button.

PlayStation 4 users can finally change their PSN Online ID starting today in North America and tomorrow in Europe.

To change your PSN ID, you must either use a PS4 or your computer.

Sony compiled a list of 10 titles that are known to have "critical issues" relating to the name-change feature, including LittleBigPlanet 3, Disc Jam, and Just Dance 2017.

To aid your friends on PSN, your old ID may be displayed next to your new ID on your profile for 30 days. There is no limit on how many times you can change your PSN ID and you may revert it back to any previous PSN ID you had at any time for free.

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Keep in mind that there's a fee associated with changing your ID. Extra changes cost $10 or $5 if you're already a PlayStation Plus subscriber. The first change is free, and each subsequent one will cost ten bucks (five if you have a PS Plus subscription). Reverting back is completely free, too. For more details and information, we encourage you to refer to the list of tested games before making a change to your online ID.

Are there any risks to changing my PSN ID? You could test out a new name for a bit, and see how it goes - and if it's not quite a fit for you, be back to your old ID in no time at all.

Anyway, it's such a big deal that Sony made an entire blog post about it, after all the preview program feedback, to guide people through it.

PlayStation have stated that there are some issues with new names showing up in games, particularly games that are older - mostly released prior to April 1, 2018. Sony says a small minority of games it has not tested may not support a user changing their online ID. That said, Sony does not guarantee all games fully support the feature.

Because not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and Vita are guaranteed to support ID changes, it's possible you'll occasionally encounter issues or errors with particular games.