Sony Has Stopped Banning Accounts With Offensive PSN IDs

Sony has confirmed that it’s changed the way it handles inappropriate PlayStation Network IDs.

It used to be that the gaming powers that be would automatically ban any users with inappropriate handles, but now it looks like you’ll instead have your name replaced with a generic one temporarily.

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Gamasutra reports that  your nasty name will be temporarily replaced with ‘TempXXXX,” which is better than being outright banned.

The news comes following the announcement that you can now change your PSN ID – though it does come with issues.

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.

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

With the following games, a name change could cause you to lose progress and/or in-game currency. 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.”

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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

There are even more games that Sony has confirmed might have issues following the change of your PSN ID. Luckily, these games only have “minor” issues, which should be fixed by signing in and out of your account.

Double-check the list of games with “minor issues” via the link below!

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

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