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Published: 28/Sep/2018 21:56 Updated: 28/Sep/2018 22:05by Albert Petrosyan
Epic Games have released a step-by-step tutorial on how players can link their multiple existing Fortnite accounts across different consoles.
This comes in the wake of Sony’s monumental announcement that they are opening up the Playstation 4 to cross-play with the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
However, since the PS4 did not support cross platform play and progression with other consoles before now, users had been forced to make separate accounts and could not carry over their progress nor transfer their cosmetic items.
In an effort to resolve this, Epic have announced that they will be implementing an “account merging” system, which would will allow players to combine console-linked accounts and transfer over their cosmetic item purchases, statistics, progression, V-Bucks, and more.
Although this system will not be released until sometime in November, players can get a head start by linking their console accounts together now.
It is important to note that linking accounts will currently only affect future progressions and purchases, and will NOT transfer over existing purchases and progression.
Users will have to wait until the account merging system is fully implemented before any of their existing content can be transferred.
That being said, here is a full, step-by-step guide on how to link multiple Fortnite accounts on console, as provided by Epic Games.
You first need to determine the following:
In our example scenario, let’s pick PlayStation as the Primary console, and Switch as the Secondary.
Note: You’ll need to perform the following steps for BOTH your Primary and Secondary console accounts. At the end of this process, you’ll have two separate Epic accounts, each associated with one console.
Follow these steps for each account to create an Epic Account association:
If not, continue with the steps below.
Now that you’ve verified or created an Epic Account association for your console accounts, you’ll need to unlink your Secondary console in order to link it with the Epic Account associated with your Primary console.
In the example scenario, the Switch account is the Secondary console account, so the player will sign in using their Switch account.
In this final step, you’ll link your Secondary console (the one unlinked in step 3) with the Epic Account associated with your Primary console.
In our example scenario, we wanted to keep existing progression on PlayStation so are signing into our PlayStation account.
Thank you for your patience while we work to get the account merge tool up and running!
Source – Epic Games