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How to change your username on PlayStation 5

Since April 2019, Sony has made it possible for you to change your username on PlayStation Network (PSN), see how to do it on PS5.

Note that each account can only change username once for free, after which the network charges PlayStation Plus subscribers $4.99 and other users have to pay $9.99.

There are many reasons why a person may want to change their username on PSN. For example, it may be a name that you’ve outgrown and now embarrasses you or one that used to represent something you no longer stand for. Whatever your reason for wanting a new name, you have that right.

However, if you play games released before April 2018 or if your game is on this list, you may have issues changing your username. Also, Sony says that you should note the following things:

  • Your old Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress toward Trophies
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games, including content like add-ons and virtual currency
  • If you encounter issues, you can revert to your old username but this may not fix the problems.

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Do you feel that these are things you can manage with or without? Then go ahead and change your username here:

How to change PSN username using web browser

– Sign in to your Sony account or profile and locate your Online ID at the top of the window.

– Next, click Edit to make changes

–  Click I Accept after the warnings pop up

– Next, accept more warnings and complete the change.

How to change PSN username using PlayStation 5 (PS5)

– Locate Settings on the PS5 home dashboard

– Open Users and Accounts then go to Accounts and scroll to Profile

– From there, you will see several warnings, accept them

– Lastly, you will have to enter your current PSN details before inputting your new username.

If you want t recover your old username, likely because of issues that come with changing it, you should reach out to PlayStation support.

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