How to change name ID on PSN (PS4 and PS5)

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You will learn how to change your PSN ID, your nick on PS4 and PS5. In 2006, Sony launched the PlayStation Network (PSN). People signed up in droves and everyone chose a PSN name as their online ID. However, many people didn't realize that this would be permanent as Sony refused to let you change your PSN name.

In October 2022, Sony announced that they would finally let you change the PSN name. The option was initially released in beta as part of the PlayStation Preview Program, but now everyone can change their PSN names, whether on a PS4 or on the web.



How to change your ID on PSN

How to change your PSN ID on PS4

  1. Go to settings .
  2. Selecione Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID .
  3. Enter a new PSN ID of your choice (or one of the suggested game names).
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the change.
  5. After completing the change process, you will be logged out of all devices.

How to change your PSN ID on PS5

  1. Visit settings Users and accounts > Counts Profile Online ID.
  2. Create your new ID online.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the change.
  4. After completing the change process, you will be logged out of all devices.

How to change your PSN ID in a web browser:

  1. Log into your PlayStation Network account and select PSN Profile .
  2. Select the button Edit next to your Online ID .
  3. Enter a new PSN name of your choice.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the change.
  5. After completing the change process, you will be logged out of all devices.

Changing your PSN ID doesn't mean you'll lose your old one. And you can revert to an old PSN name by contacting PlayStation Support. You can also display your old PSN name next to your new PSN name for 30 days to help your friends notice the change.



 

Unfortunately, changing the PSN name carries some risks. While games released after April 1, 2022 support the feature, older titles do not. And some can cause critical problems. Sony recommends checking this list of tested games before changing the PSN name.


Price to change PSN Online ID

In reverse, you can change your ID name online as much as you like, but only the first time the change is free, the others are charged. If you are a PlayStation Plus member, you will receive a 50% discount to change your PSN ID, but you don't need to subscribe to PS Plus to change, the price for non-subscribers is R$24,99.


Make sure you choose your new PSN name wisely

You can change your PSN name once for free, but after that, all subsequent name changes will cost you money. PlayStation Plus subscribers will pay half the full amount, while all others will pay R$ 24,99. So it would be a good idea to change the PSN name the right way the first time.

While you're doing this, you should also set up XNUMX-Step Verification on PSN.

This should have been a long time ago, as Xbox owners have been able to change their gamertags for quite some time. Still, it gives all PS4 owners who chose terrible PSN names when they were young a chance to start over.

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