A couple of weeks ago, Sony confirmed that it now allows users to change their usernames on PlayStation Network. This possibility has been one of the most sought-after features since the PS3 era. Yes, it’s something that has thrilled the brand’s consumers, but the change brings with it a number of significant risks that you need to take into account. So, think twice before making the change.
The 6.10 firmware documentation includes some important warnings about the new name change feature in PlayStation Network. First of all, as we already knew from the announcement, not all PS3, PS Vita and PlayStation 4 games will be compatible with the function. That would cause some titles to present problems. The remaining risks are even more worrying.
The users could lose access to purchased additional content, the renowned DLC packs, including coins and other virtual items. Upon changing their usernames, gamers may also lose the progress of games, save files, scores, and trophies they won. Regarding games, they might also develop specific issues, both in online and offline modes.
Changing PSN Name Come With Some Significant Risks
Additionally, in some sections of the PlayStation Network, people will still see users’ old nicknames, but Sony doesn’t specify where this might happen. Finally, once you modify your PSN name, there will be no going back. In case of problems, returning to your past ID will not solve the situation.
We recommend you wait and see what the exact repercussions will be, especially in those games you enjoy every day.
The warnings have generated doubts, so, is it really worth the risk? Perhaps the best thing to do is to create a new account and avoid any issues. It will be at the beginning of 2019 when this new PSN name change feature would become available to the general public. The first change will be free, but subsequent PSN name modifications will cost $9.99. PlayStation Plus members will have a discount, having to pay only $4.99.