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Sony’s PSN name change service is now live – Here’s how to change it

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Sony has been testing its name change feature for some time now, and according to a new post on the PlayStation Blog, the feature will be going live later in the day for users in the United States.  With the feature, you’ll be able to change your PSN name from that lame ish you made when you were still a teenager.

The feature will be accessible from your PlayStation 4 or a web browser and the first name change is on the house. If you decide that you don’t like your new name, any future changes are going to run you $9.99. It should also be noted that you don’t lose your old name, it is still associated with your account if you ever want to revert back to that old classic XxXBongLover69XxX.

In addition, Sony also notes that “All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature.” Here’s a full list of compatible games and games that still have issues with the name change. Older games may display your original name, but other issues can arise including loss of paid and earned in-game currency and loss of game progress and DLC content.

How to change your PSN name on the PlayStation 4

  1. Go to Settings on your PlayStation 4
  2. Next, head to Account Management -> Account Information -> Profile -> Online ID
  3. Change your name and follow the on-screen prompts

How to change your PSN name from a browser

  1. Sign in to your PlayStation Account here
  2. Find your online ID and click Edit (located beside your name)
  3. Change your name and follow the on-screen prompts

That’s it, you’ve updated your PSN name, but seriously, look over that list above to check for compatible games to make sure everything is copacetic with the games you enjoy.

Plan on changing your PSN name or do you stand by your original name? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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