You Can Finally Change Your PlayStation Network ID, but It May Cause Some Issues

April 11, 2019
You Can Finally Change Your PlayStation Network ID, but It May Cause Some Issues

After a long wait, the much-requested PSN ID change feature is finally coming (or is already here depending on where you live) to PS4. However, the long-awaited feature seems to be causing some issues to games.

PlayStation is finally allowing players to change their PSN ID and the feature is completely free for the first time you use it. Each subsequent change is priced at $10 (or £8) while PS Plus subscribers get a 50% discount ($5 or £4). However, this good news comes with some bad news as well. With some games, issues are minor (they won’t run as nicely) while with others they get more significant.

As stated in a PlayStation Blog post: "As a result of the preview program, we've found an instance where a game did not fully support the feature." PlayStation's director of social media, Sid Shuman said that any game published on or after April 1st, 2018 should support the new feature. However, players are warned that not every game has been tested with the feature active.

Luckily, for players who changed their IDs, Sony has provided a list of games that could be affected. Sony stated: "[the] large majority of most actively played PS4 games support the feature," and while the change is reversible, you should still be aware of the issues you might encounter. Once you’ve changed your PSN ID (either via your PS4 itself or web browser) try to steer clear of the games listed below, which are separated into two groups - ones that have been found to have minor issues and ones with more significant ones or “critical issues.”

Games With Issues Identified

With this bunch, you might still see your previous ID, or it might disappear entirely. The issue might also cause user accounts to unlink, and game settings to return to default. Sony has suggested that signing out and back in should resolve these minor issues.

- 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
- Warframe
- WipEout Omega Collection

Games With Critical Issues

With these games the issues are far worse. In some of these you might even lose progress and/or in-game currency. Sony warns that it’s "possible to incur permanent game errors or data loss,” in the following titles and recommends not changing your ID if you want to keep entitlements and Trophies.

- 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