All PSN Name Change Known Issues And How to Fix

Sony PlayStation fans received the long-awaited PSN name change feature earlier this year. Sony released an update for PS4 users that allow them to change their PlayStation Network IDs.

Changing your PSN ID is free of cost for the first time on PlayStation 4 or via your browser. However, multiple PSN name changes will cost you $9.99 each. For PS Plus subscribers the cost of each PSN name change drops to $5 on PS4. Keep in mind that changing your PSN ID via PS3 and PS Vita isn’t possible. If you do not own a PS4 console you can change your PSN name via your desktop browser.

How to Change Your PSN ID? Know Issues and Fixes

PlayStation 4:

  • Step 1: From your PS4 go to [Settings].
  • Step 2: Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Online ID].
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

Web browser:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your PlayStation Network account and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  • Step 2: Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
  • Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.

PSN Name Change Known Issues And Fixes

Sony tested the feature before its public release and found a number of PS4 games not responding well to the changes. PlayStation released a list of games that had issues with the newly released feature ID change feature. PlayStation’s director of Social Media stated that any PS4 game published on or after April 2018 should support this feature but not all have been tested properly. Games like Fortnite and Destiny 2 sometimes end up experiencing issues with PSN name changes.

Games With Known Issues

  • 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
  • Dark Souls III
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • FIFA 17 Standard Edition
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
  • God Eater 2 Rage Burst
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Gundam Versus
  • Guns Up!
  • Injustice 2 – Standard Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Naruto Shippuden: Storm Trilogy
  • Naruto Storm: Road to Boruto Expansion
  • NBA 2K19
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rock Band 4
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Titanfall 2
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Trove
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • UNO
  • Warframe
  • WipEout Omega Collection
  • Disc Jam
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Just Dance 2017
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB The Show 16
  • MLB® The Show 15
  • ONRUSH
  • The Golf Club 2
  • Worms Battlegrounds

These games may experience one of the following issues.

ID remains the same or disappears entirely — After changing your PSN ID via PS4 or the web browser you may experience this error. However, there is no need to worry as there is a simple for the problem, according to Sony

Known Fix — Log out and back into your account.

Account Unlink — This is one of the errors you may experience after changing your PSN ID.

Known Fix — Log out and back into your account.

Settings revert back to default in games — One of the known issues of PSN ID change

Known Fix — Log out and back into your account.

Apart from these, there are critical issues with some games including Disc Jam, Everybody’s Golf, Just Dance 2017, LittleBigPlanet 3, MLB 14 The Show, MLB The Show 16, MLB® The Show 15, ONRUSH, The Golf Club 2, Worms Battlegrounds. Changing PSN IDs and accessing these games may result in loss of progress and/or in-game currency, lose of trophies, and permanent games errors and data loss.

PS4 name change feature will get further improvements and fixes in the future.