You can finally change the PlayStation handle you’ve had since middle school

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Starting today, PlayStation 4 owners can finally change their online PlayStation Network IDs.

All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature.

If you're using a PS4, you just hit up Settings, go to Account Management, Account Information, Profile, and finally, Online ID.

UPDATE: This feature has now been enabled on Sony's end, so users can now change their PSN ID!


Q. Can I change my online ID on my PS3 or PS Vita? PlayStation Plus members only have to pay $4.99/£3.99 for every subsequent change. As for the incompatible games, you can revert back to any of your previous IDs for free to get around issues or errors that may arise.

With the latter two, users may find that after changing their IDs, their new handles might not be visible in some portions of games or that user accounts could be unlinked from game accounts.

It was back in October past year that we first heard of the possibility of changing PlayStation Network (PSN) IDs. Will you be changing your PSN ID?

PSN users in Europe can now change their usernames, meaning that embarrassing account name you set up as a teenager can be altered to reflect a new, more mature you. The issues relate to game progress, in-game currency, and achievements earned. Reverting back to an old name is possible and doesn't cost any money.


According to Sony, a large majority of the "most-played PS4 games" tested support the feature. Again though, Sony says that this shouldn't be the case with most games.

In October 2018, Sony pretty much gave all the details about the feature.

The tech giant announced that the feature will have no problems with games released on or after April 1, 2018. But, you can only select this option at the time you are changing your online ID. Fortunately, Sony has released a list of games that the company has tested and urges players to keep this caveat in mind before taking the leap.

You'll also need to check out your games to make sure they still function properly after making the adjustment.


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