How To Make Sure You Can Safely Change Your PSN Online ID
PSN Online ID change is finally possible but it comes with some restrictions. Here’s how you can know if changing PSN Online ID is safe from any risks.
While you can change the PSN Online ID one time without any fees, you will have to pay a fee for the subsequent changes. This fee is reduced for those who have an active PS Plus subscription.
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If you want to get your PSN Online ID changed, there are some precautions that have to be taken in order to make sure that you don’t end up facing any data loss or get stuck with an ID that only damages your previous profile record.
First of all, you need to keep in mind that depending on your current PlayStation family of hardware that includes the PS3 and PS Vita, you might face a lot of issues. If you have PS3 and PS Vita, it is best to avoid changing the ID because there are more risks associated with them than a PS4. If you want to leave them behind, you can proceed to change your PSN Name.
How To Safely Change Your PSN Online ID
First, you need to check out this list released by Sony that includes all of the games that were released before April 1, 2018. Any game that is released after this date won’t be affected by your PSN Name Change so you don’t have to worry about it.
If you play any of these games, then you should avoid changing the PSN Name at all costs since they might cause some critical issues as explained by Sony.
- Disc Jam
- Everybody’s Golf
- Just Dance 2017
- LittleBigPlanet 3
- MLB 14 The Show
- MLB The Show 16
- MLB The Show 15
- The Golf Club 2
- Worms Battlegrounds
The list is small for now but it should be taken into account when changing your ID. If you don’t care about losing your progress made in these games, feel free to proceed with your PSN Online ID change.
Lastly, these are the games that are causing minor issues when you change your PSN Online ID. The issues are minor like the previous ID still being visible, lose of in-game settings or unlinking of user accounts that have to be linked again.
- Absolver: Downfall
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
- Big City Stories (Issues Identified*)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin
- DARK SOULS III
- DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS
- EA SPORTS 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: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy
- NARUTO STORM 4: 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
- UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End
- WipEout Omega Collection
If you keep these precautions in mind when changing your PSN Online ID, hopefully, you won’t face any major problems with it. If you end up facing issues, you can revert back to your old ID without paying any fees.