How to merge your Fortnite account on PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch

New World MMO poster 2 via Amazon 2019

New World MMO poster 2 via Amazon 2019

A major feature that has been significant in the success of Fortnite Battle Royale has been the cross platform play that Fortnite offers between PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. Select a primary and secondary account, with the secondary being the one you want to disable and merge into the primary account. Epic said it takes two weeks for in-game items and V-Bucks to transfer from the secondary account to your primary account.

Players can merge their accounts through Epic Games' website.

The process can be started by visiting the Account Merge page and going through the steps.

Shortly after that, the two accounts you signed into will be merged to the Primary Account.

However, many players of the popular survival game with multiple consoles had already resorted to creating a second account on the PlayStation 4, meaning some now have purchases and virtual currency V-bucks split between two accounts. Sometimes it's hard to keep track of all your loot or how many wins or chicken dinners you have on each account.

Naturally, you'll need access to all your email addresses associated with the accounts you wish to merge. One primary account must be selected and one secondary account must be selected.

This method will allow players to merge either their Xbox One, PS4 and Switch accounts into one, but with some limitations. Below, we'll tell you how to do it and why it's useful. Multiple accounts on the same platform can not be merged. To be absolutely clear, merging two Fortnite accounts means the primary account will receive transferred inventory items while the secondary account gets deleted. Fortnite cosmetics and Vbucks will be moved for example, but other items like Unreal marketplace items and Save The World progress will not.

It's not quite as simple as that, and developers Epic Games have mapped out a few terms and conditions players should be aware of. As the feature was created to solve account issues with unlinking PS accounts from Epic accounts that makes a lot of sense, but you can't merge any old accounts you may have. (If you made progress in Save the World, you can transfer that XP).

Have you merged your Fortnite accounts yet?

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