Changing Your PSN Name Can Cause Issues With A Lot Of Games

The highly-anticipated name change feature has finally come to the PlayStation 4. Your old and probably embarrassing gamer tag can now be replaced with something a little more age appropriate, but it can have a serious effect on your games.

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Sony has stated that a “large majority of most actively played PS4 games support the feature,” but you probably need to be aware of the ones thats don’t.

Sony issued a list of games with issues following a PSN ID change, and a list of those with “critical issues.”

Check them both out below.

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Games With Issues

According to Sony, a name change can cause the previous ID to remain visible or potentially disappear completely. User accounts can also unlink, and you might see settings to return to default in the following games. Signing out and signing back in should resolve these issues, says Sony.

The games identified as having issues are:

  • 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
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Games With ‘Critical Issues’

Now here are the games that you really need to know about. If you change your PSN ID, it could cause you to lose progress and/or in-game currency in the following games. Sony has also warned that some parts of the games may not function properly.

If you want to keep your game history and Trophies, Sony recommends you don’t change your ID as it’s “possible to incur permanent game errors or data loss.”

This applies to the following titles:

  • 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

Find out everything you need to know about changing your PS name on the Sony blog right here.

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