Yesterday, we informed you that the website that Sony uses to generate new passwords for PlayStation Network users was offline for maintenance, with no sign of it returning anytime soon. However, it looks like there is a way around that for those of you who are having trouble.
For those of you who have no idea what we’re talking about since the PlayStation Network is fine for most people, click here to get some background information on the PSN passwords issue.
Now that you’re up to date, it appears that you can still change your password by using Sony’s Qriocity service instead. Rather than waste time checking the usual site that Sony asks you to click, head to Qriocity.com, providing you’re in a supported area.
Once there, click ‘forgot your password‘, and you’ll be sent a new email from Sony Qriocity after filling in your current PSN details and your date of birth. This email is surprisingly different to the standard one that Sony sends on PSN, and following the details on the Qriocity link should bring up a new server that works.
After this, simply fill in your new password on the screen, head over to PSN and you should be able to log in with your new password without any problems. We can confirm that this method works for us, so try it out now and let us know if it works for you.
Again, we’re not sure why the main website is down, but who needs to care with this clever loophole. Enjoy the Welcome Back Package guys and watch out for those error messages.
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