RANT 11: Changing Your PSN ID

Sooo … let’s say you were young and inexperienced, or you were drunk, or old and senile, and you chose a stupid network ID for your account. Or, it was not stupid at all, but you feel like changing it for any reason … The good news is that you can now do it; the bad one (because there always is a bad one) is that it’s more dangerous than walking down the streets of Raccoon City on September 1998…

As directly taken from the official page:

A list of PS4 games tested for the online ID change feature and some of the most common issues identified from that testing can be found at www.playstation.com/onlineid/games. However, we do not guarantee that all issues were found. Games which have no known issues identified on the list may still experience issues if you change your online ID. In addition, games not on the list have not been tested and may experience issues if you change your online ID. For examples of issues you may experience, see below.

If you change your online ID, you may experience one or more of the following known issues:

  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you’ve acquired for those games, including content like add-ons and virtual currency
  • You may lose your progress within those games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress toward trophies
  • Parts of your games and applications may not function properly, both online and offline
  • Your previous online ID(s) may remain visible to you and other players in some places
  • You may have permanent game issues as a result of the online ID change that cannot be fixed with a revert back to your old online ID.

It is recommended that all prospective feature users review the list of games above before taking action to change their online ID. If you change your online ID and experience errors while playing a game, you can revert to any previous online ID to attempt to resolve the issue. While reverting to a previous online ID should resolve most issues, it may not fix all issues (for example, you may not recover all, or any, loss of content, progress, and functionality). If you want to change back, do so as soon as possible, because changing back to your previous online ID may affect content, game progress, and functionality associated with your new online ID.

In addition, changing of your ID is only possible for the PS4, whilst PS3 an Vita do not support the change online ID feature.

So, am I the only one who DOES NOT get what’s going on?

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2 thoughts on “RANT 11: Changing Your PSN ID

  1. You got a better
    feature on the ps4 anyway, use real names.

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