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The long-requested feature officially launches today.

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.

Q. Can I change my online ID on my PS3 or PS Vita?
No. The change can only be made through a PS4 system or web browser.


Q: Do I have to pay to change my ID? How much will it cost?
The first change is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD for each change after the first one.


Q: Will my friends be able to find me with my new online ID?
When changing your online ID, you’ll have the option to display your old ID next to your new ID in your Profile for 30 days. This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change. You can only select this option at the time you are changing your online ID.

Q: How many times can I change my ID?
In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can change your online ID.

Q: Can I revert back to my old ID?
You can as long as the old ID doesn’t violate the Terms of Service. You can revert back to any of your previous IDs by contacting PlayStation Support.

Q. Do I have to pay to revert back to an old ID?
No, reverting back is free.

Q: What happens to my old online ID? Can someone else take it?
No, your old online ID is only available to you.

Q: Do all games support online ID change?
A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature. We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. PS3 and PS Vita games are not supported.

Q. What do you mean by a game supports the online ID change if it was ‘originally published’ on or after April 1, 2018?
The game must have launched for the first time on or after April 1, 2018, to support the online ID change feature. For example, a game that first launched back in 2013 that has since been re-mastered or re-sold as a ‘complete edition’ in 2018 does not apply.

Q: Will all PS4 games released in the future support the feature?
All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but we do not guarantee that all games will fully support the feature.

Q: I saw that there are a lot of potential issues and risks associated with changing my online ID. How do I know that I won’t run into these?
We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature, and we expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games


Q: What kind of issues could I potentially run into?
Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Q: What should I do if I encounter an issue by changing my online ID?
If you experience any issues while playing a game that is not on the list of tested games, we recommend that you revert back to your previous online ID that did not have those issues. Reverting back should resolve most issues.


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Most games have no issues, but due to how the infrastructure was originally built with the online ID, some games do have issues. Here are the ones that do, both minor and critical.


Games with Issues Identified* 

Games which have been tested and were found to have one or more of the following known issues which we did not consider critical to the game play experience but which you should review to consider how important they are to you:


  • Previous online ID(s) may remain visible to you and other players, or the online ID is no longer visible in some areas in a game title (in-game rankings, leaderboards, etc). For some game titles, the online ID will automatically update if you sign out and then sign back in to the game or when various gameplay activity is performed after sign-in;
  • User accounts on PlayStation may be unlinked from game accounts.  Linking accounts again may restore the original linkage; and
  • Certain game settings may be initialized to their default state (audio setting, controller setting, etc).  For some game titles, settings may be recovered if you sign out and then sign back in to the game.

These games are identified on the Games List by (Issues Identified*). 

  • Absolver: Downfall (Issues Identified*)
  • Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag™ (Issues Identified*)
  • Big City Stories (Issues Identified*)
  • Bloodborne™ (Issues Identified*)
  • Call of Duty®: Ghosts (Issues Identified*)
  • Crossout (Issues Identified*)
  • DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin (Issues Identified*)
  • DARK SOULS™ III (Issues Identified*)
  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ (Issues Identified*)
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 Standard Edition (Issues Identified*)
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (Issues Identified*)
  • GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst (Issues Identified*)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Issues Identified*)
  • GUNDAM VERSUS (Issues Identified*)
  • GUNS UP!™ (Issues Identified*)
  • Injustice™ 2 - Standard Edition (Issues Identified*)
  • KILLZONE™ SHADOW FALL (Issues Identified*)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Issues Identified*)
  • MLB® The Show™ 17 (Issues Identified*)
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 (Issues Identified*)
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy (Issues Identified*)
  • NARUTO STORM 4 : Road to Boruto Expansion (Issues Identified*)
  • NBA 2K19 (Issues Identified*)
  • PlayStation®VR Worlds (Issues Identified*)
  • Rock Band™ 4 (Issues Identified*)
  • ROCKSMITH® 2014 EDITION – REMASTERED (Issues Identified*)
  • The Last of Us™ Remastered (Issues Identified*)
  • Titanfall™ 2 (Issues Identified*)
  • Trackmania® Turbo (Issues Identified*)
  • Trove (Issues Identified*)
  • UNCHARTED™ 4: A Thief’s End (Issues Identified*)
  • UNO® (Issues Identified*)
  • Warframe® (Issues Identified*)
  • WipEout™ Omega Collection (Issues Identified*)
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Games with Critical Issues**


  • Games which have been tested and one or more of the following known issues which we considered fundamental to the game play experience:
  • User may lose in-game currency whether paid for or earned;
  • Loss of game progress, including scores and progress toward trophy unlocking; and
  • Loss of UGC or parts of the game may not function properly, both online and offline.
  • If you have a game in this category, we do not recommend changing your online ID if you wish to continue playing that game without losing its entitlements and achievements which you have already bought or released. It is possible to incur permanent game errors or data loss as a result of using the feature.



  • Disc Jam™ (Critical Issues**)
  • Everybody's Golf (Critical Issues**)
  • Just Dance 2017 (Critical Issues**)
  • LittleBigPlanet™ 3 (Critical Issues**)
  • MLB 14 The Show (Critical Issues**)
  • MLB The Show 16 (Critical Issues**)
  • MLB® The Show™ 15 (Critical Issues**)
  • ONRUSH  (Critical Issues**)
  • The Golf Club 2™ (Critical Issues**)
  • Worms™ Battlegrounds (Critical Issues**)
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Here are the ones with no known issues.


  • 3on3 FreeStyle
  • 7 Days to Die
  • AdVenture Capitalist
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Alien: Isolation
  • America's Army: Proving Grounds
  • APB Reloaded
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  • Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection
  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~
  • Attack on Titan
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Batman: Return to Arkham - Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Return to Arkham - Arkham City
  • Batman: The Enemy Within
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Battle Ages
  • Battle Islands
  • Battle Islands: Commanders
  • Battleborn
  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • BEYOND: Two Souls
  • BioShock: The Collection
  • Blacklight: Retribution
  • Brawlhalla
  • Broforce
  • Bully
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Canis Canem Edit
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win
  • Cities: Skylines - PlayStation4 Edition
  • Clicker Heroes
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Danganronpa 1・2 Reload
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
  • DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 Fortune
  • Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package
  • Deadpool
  • Destiny
  • Destiny 2
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
  • Devinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
  • Digimon World: Next Order
  • DiRT 4
  • Dirt Rally
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Definitive Edition
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
  • DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
  • Don Bradman Cricket 17
  • Don't Starve Together: Console Edition
  • DOOM
  • Downwell
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse
  • Dragon Quest Heroes 2
  • DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Dreadnought
  • Dungeon Defenders 2
  • Dying Light
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Euro Fishing
  • F1 2015
  • F1 2016
  • F1 2017
  • Fallout 4
  • Far Cry 4
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • FIFA 14
  • FIFA 15
  • FIFA 16
  • FIFA 18
  • FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • FishingPlanet
  • For Honor
  • Fortnite
  • Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight
  • Game of Thrones
  • Gems of War
  • Goat Simulator
  • God of War III Remastered
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • Happy Dungeons
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
  • Heavy Rain
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Hustle Kings
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition
  • Job Simulator
  • Just Cause 3
  • JUST DANCE 2018
  • Killing Floor 2
  • King Oddball
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Kitten Squad
  • KNACK 2
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
  • L.A. Noire
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • LawBreakers
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • LEGO CITY Undercover
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2
  • LEGO Marvel's Avengers
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • LEGO The Hobbit
  • LEGO Worlds
  • Life Is Strange
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Little Nightmares
  • Loadout
  • Mad Max
  • Madden NFL 15
  • Madden NFL 16
  • Madden NFL 17
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Magicka 2
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Metro Redux
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  • Monopoly Family Fun Pack
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • MotoGP 17
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • MudRunner: A Spintires game
  • MX vs. ATV All Out
  • MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore
  • MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame
  • NASCAR Heat 2
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA 2K15
  • NBA 2K16
  • NBA 2K17
  • NBA 2K18
  • NBA 2K18: The Prelude
  • NBA LIVE 16
  • NBA LIVE 18
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Need for Speed
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Neverwinter
  • NHL 16
  • NHL 17
  • NHL 18
  • NieR: Automata
  • Nioh
  • No Man's Sky
  • NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence
  • One Piece Burning Blood
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
  • Onigiri
  • Operation7 Revolution
  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained
  • Overcooked: Gourmet Edition
  • Overwatch: Origins Edition
  • Paladins
  • Paragon
  • Persona 5
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Portal Knights
  • Prey
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Project CARS - Game of the Year Edition
  • Project CARS 2
  • Prominence Poker
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Rayman Legends
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Resident Evil 6
  • RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle
  • Ride 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Rocket League
  • Romancing SaGa 2
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  • Rugby League Live 4
  • Back to top
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Skyforge
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Skyrim VR
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Smite
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
  • Sonic Mania
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Spacelords
  • Star Trek Online
  • STAR WARS Battlefront
  • STAR WARS Battlefront II
  • Stardew Valley
  • SteamWorld Dig
  • Street Fighter V
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!
  • Tales of Berseria
  • Tales of Zestiria
  • TEKKEN 7
  • TERA
  • Terraria: PlayStation4 Edition
  • That's You!
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • The Crew Ultimate Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Evil Within
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Four Kings Casino and Slots
  • The Last Guardian
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame
  • The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Sims 4
  • The Surge
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • The Witness
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
  • torne PlayStation 4
  • Tour de France 2017
  • Trials Fusion
  • Tricky Towers
  • Tropico 5
  • UEFA EURO 2016 Official Video Game / PES2016
  • UFC
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Uncanny Valley
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Remastered
  • UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Undertale
  • Until Dawn
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • Valentino Rossi: The Game
  • Vostok Inc.
  • War Thunder
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Watch_Dogs 2
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • World of Tanks
  • WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • WWE 2K15
  • WWE 2K16
  • WWE 2K17
  • WWE 2K18
  • XCOM 2
  • Yakuza 0
  • YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist
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9 minutes ago, Xbob42 said:

Jesus Christ, what a mess. A mess that seems to have multiple problems... and they'll still charge you ten bucks after the first one?!


Shit like this should be free and easy.




It should be easy. But from what I understand, the way it was set up (I'm assuming as far back as the PS2 days, if not PS3 then) made changing online IDs very difficult; it's different from companies that had their foot in online/computers for a while and set this up better from the get-go. This is likely what they could do for now due to public pressure.


I'm changing my username finally since the critical issue games wouldn't affect me.

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None of the issues were a surprise at least. They warned about this last fall:



This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date. However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games. If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change.


@Keyser_Soze Read the bold. You may want to try changing your name since you can revert no problem.

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