How to change names on Fortnite PS4: When you started playing Fortnite on your PlayStation 4 did you choose a name that you no longer like now? Would you like to change it but don’t know how to do it? Then know that you’ve come to the right place at the right time! During this guide, in fact, I will explain how to change your name on Fortnite PS4 in the fastest and easiest way possible.
As a final result, you will have a new nickname that will appear within the game and will therefore be seen by all the players you meet in the famous Epic Games title Battle Royale. In case you were wondering, this change will not affect the name of your Epic Games account, but will only affect Fortnite and the PSN profile.
Courage: what are you waiting there impaled? Do you want to have a better name on Fortnite or not? Yup? Perfect, then read and practice the short instructions below. I assure you that, in a few minutes, you will have reached your goal and you can “show off” your new nickname in the game world. Having said that, I have nothing else to do, except to wish you happy reading and have fun!
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to change the name on Fortnite PS4 , I think it is of fundamental importance to explain to you what it involves to carry out this operation and how the name system of Epic Games works.
Well, the nickname of the PlayStation 4 version of Fortnite is linked to that of the PlayStation Network account and therefore the only way to change its name is to make a change that involves the entire PS4 system. This means that your name will change not only in Fortnite, but within all the features of the PlayStation operating system and in most games.
I advise you to take into consideration the fact that this change of name is officially supported by all the titles published since April 2018 , while the others may have some problems in this regard. Sony also claims that you might lose access to some content (fees may apply) purchased for the games, bailouts and other data of this type. In short, I advise you to think carefully before carrying out this operation. For all the details of the case, I invite you to consult the official list of titles tested by Sony .
In addition, the first name change is free , while the subsequent ones are charged a cost of 9.99 euros (4.99 euros if you have the PlayStation Plus subscription ). Of course, before the procedure it is also good to make sure you have saved the progress of all games.
Another aspect to consider is the fact that the change of name will not affect the Epic Games account and therefore your Fortnite nickname on the other platforms will remain unchanged. In fact, the Epic Games account is in no way connected to the name of the Fortnite character on PS4. For more details, I suggest you take a look at my tutorial on how to change name on Fortnite PC .
How do you change your name on Fortnite PS4
As already explained in the previous chapter , to change the name on Fortnite for PlayStation 4 it is necessary to change the nickname of the PSN account . This is possible both directly from PlayStation 4 and from computers, smartphones and tablets.
The easiest and fastest way to change your PSN ID is to go directly to the appropriate functionality of the PlayStation 4 .
To do this, go to the upper toolbar and press the X button on the controller on the Settings icon . Then select the Account Management item and then the Account Information item . Once this is done, press the pad’s X button first on the Profile item and then on that Online ID .
Press, then, on the Accept and Continue buttons , type the password of your PSN account and select the OK item , to continue. At this point enter, in the appropriate text field, the new online ID you want to use (perhaps with the help of the suggestions on the right) and press the X button of the pad above the item Confirm (making sure to find a nickname that is not already in use). For more details on the allowed names, I invite you to take a look at the PSN terms of service .
Now you can choose whether to continue showing your old name inside the round brackets (choosing the previous and new online ID ) or to switch completely to the new nickname (selecting the item New online ID only ), then select the Confirm item and you will have brought at the end of the ID change procedure.
At this point, press the X button of the controller on the Log in item , type the password of your PSN account and select the Log in item .
In case you want, however, to change the ID from a computer , know that Sony has implemented this possibility within its official portal. I remind you that changing the ID of the PSN could make you lose some data related to your account.
To proceed, then connected to the official website of PlayStation and press on the item Log in at the top right. After that, enter the email address and password of your PSN account and click on the Log in item . At this point, press on the account name on the top right and select the Account settings item .
Once this is done, click on the PSN Profile item on the left and click on the Edit item next to the word ID Online . Once this is done, select the item I accept and then Continue . You may be asked to enter your PSN account password . Now, enter the new ID online and press on the item Check availability . I remind you that your name on the PlayStation Network must comply with Sony’s terms of service .
At this point, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the procedure. In principle, you only have to choose whether to continue displaying your old nickname in round brackets or to switch completely to the new one.
Smartphones and tablets
There is also the possibility to change the nickname of the PSN through the official PlayStation App for smartphones and tablets. Again, I remind you that changing the PSN ID could lead to problems related to accessing some data associated with your account.
To download and install the PlayStation App, just open the Play Store (if you have an Android device) or the App Store (if you have an iPhone or iPad), search for ” playstation app ” inside the latter and press on the ‘ app icon (PlayStation white logo on a blue background) in the search results. At this point, press on the Install / Get item and, if you are on iOS, verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.
Once the PlayStation App has started, press the Account icon on the bottom right, select the Edit profile option and tap on the Additional profile settings item . Once this is done, press on the item Edit next to the word ID online and press on Accept and Continue . You may be asked to enter your PSN account password .
Now, type the new ID online , tap on Check availability and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the procedure. In general, you will only have to choose how to display your new nickname, deciding whether to continue to keep the old name inside parentheses or not. I invite you to consult the PSN terms of service to understand which names are allowed.
In case of doubts or problems
In some cases, changing the PSN ID may cause you to encounter several problems. For this reason it is important to know how to contact the Sony service center .
Before doing this, however, I invite you to consult the official Sony guidelines related to the name change on the PlayStation Network, since you may find what is right for you. In case you are unable to solve your doubts or problems independently, connected to the official Sony support site and write a brief description of the problem you have encountered (eg “id online ps4”) in the appropriate text field, that you find in the center of the page.
After that, read and put into practice the instructions that appear on the screen and, if you need it, scroll down the page and select the item Call us . At this point, the portal will show you the Sony help center number and the times when the service is available. Perfect, now all you have to do is make the call and explain to the operator the problem you have encountered, so that this will help you solve it.