PSN Name Change Causing Major Issues With PS4 Games

Nicholas Barth,

April 11, 2019 4:32 PM

The recently implemented PlayStation Network (PSN) name change feature has been linked to causing major issues with a variety of PS4 titles.

After a very long wait, PlayStation players were finally granted the ability to change their Network name this week when Sony implemented a PSN name change feature for the popular video game platform. Unfortunately, PlayStation also revealed that players who use this new name change feature could possibly be hit with small or major issues regarding the performance of certain PS4 titles. 

PSN Name Change Affecting PS4 Games

These issues cover a wide range of problems that PlayStation players could possibly face when playing a game after utilizing the PSN name change feature. From losing access to in-game currency and progress and being hit with game bugs to experiencing issues with PS4 trophies for the "critically affected" titles, there are various problems that Sony has made the public aware of when it comes to playing certain titles after changing their PSN name.  

There is also a list of games that could be vulnerable to less severe issues as a result of the PSN name change. These issues have been identified as things like custom settings returning to the default ones, linked accounts becoming unlinked, and a player's old PlayStation Network name appearing on PS4 titles instead of their newer one. 

PSN Name Change Playstation Network
Did you change your PlayStation Network name? (Source: Sony)

You can find the list of PS4 titles that are experiencing these wide ranges of issues related to having a player change their PSN name below. 

Games with Issues Identified

  • Absolver: Downfall (Issues Identified*)
  • Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag™ (Issues Identified*)
  • Big City Stories (Issues Identified*)
  • Bloodborne™ (Issues Identified*)
  • Call of Duty®: Ghosts (Issues Identified*)
  • Crossout (Issues Identified*)
  • DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin (Issues Identified*)
  • DARK SOULS™ III (Issues Identified*)
  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ (Issues Identified*)
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 Standard Edition (Issues Identified*)
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (Issues Identified*)
  • GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst (Issues Identified*)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Issues Identified*)
  • GUNDAM VERSUS (Issues Identified*)
  • GUNS UP!™ (Issues Identified*)
  • Injustice™ 2 - Standard Edition (Issues Identified*)
  • KILLZONE™ SHADOW FALL (Issues Identified*)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Issues Identified*)
  • MLB® The Show™ 17 (Issues Identified*)
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 (Issues Identified*)
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy (Issues Identified*)
  • NARUTO STORM 4: Road to Boruto Expansion (Issues Identified*)
  • NBA 2K19 (Issues Identified*)
  • PlayStation®VR Worlds (Issues Identified*)
  • Rock Band™ 4 (Issues Identified*)
  • ROCKSMITH® 2014 EDITION – REMASTERED (Issues Identified*)
  • The Last of Us™ Remastered (Issues Identified*)
  • Titanfall™ 2 (Issues Identified*)
  • Trackmania® Turbo (Issues Identified*)
  • Trove (Issues Identified*)
  • UNCHARTED™ 4: A Thief’s End (Issues Identified*)
  • UNO® (Issues Identified*)
  • Warframe® (Issues Identified*)
  • WipEout™ Omega Collection (Issues Identified*)

Games With Critical Issues

  • Disc Jam™ (Critical Issues**)
  • Just Dance 2017 (Critical Issues**)
  • LittleBigPlanet™ 3 (Critical Issues**)
  • MLB 14 The Show (Critical Issues**)
  • MLB The Show 16 (Critical Issues**)
  • MLB® The Show™ 15 (Critical Issues**)
  • ONRUSH  (Critical Issues**)
  • The Golf Club 2™ (Critical Issues**)
  • Worms™ Battlegrounds (Critical Issues**)

While the vast majority of PS4 players' game libraries are safe from the critical issues that have sprung up from the PSN name change feature, individuals who have taken advantage of the PlayStation Network name change feature will want to keep their eyes peeled when they are playing any of the titles that are listed above. 


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