PlayStation 4 Users Can Now Change Their Online IDs

Last year it emerged that Sony was planning to implement a way for players to change their PlayStation Network tags, and it looks like the feature has finally been introduced.

Sharing the news on social media, PlayStation shared an FAQ of how you can finally get rid of your ancient ‘XxSniper6969Xx’ tag that hasn’t aged well.

It’s been confirmed that you can either change your online ID on your PS4 or web browser, and it’ll cost you money after the first freebie change.

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Last year, Sony said: “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.”

However, it looks like that’s changed somewhat since the name-changing feature’s gone live.

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In the new blog post, Sony states: “We’ve found an instance where a game did not fully support the feature, even though it was originally published after April 1, 2018, contrary to what we mentioned in our original announcement.

“All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. However, since they have not all been specifically tested with the feature, we cannot guarantee that they will support it. “

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As for the cost, you’ll get one free name change (thanks, Sony) and after that you’ll have to pay.

“The first change is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD,” says Sony. “For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD for each change after the first one.”

And if you’re worried about your friends finding you after changing your name “you’ll have the option to display your old ID next to your new ID in your Profile for 30 days.”

Will you be changing your PSN name?

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