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Fortnite announce account merging feature – merge PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch accounts

Published: 26/Sep/2018 18:04 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:31

by Calum Patterson


Following Sony’s Fortnite cross-platform announcement, Epic Games is working to promote cross-play with a new account merging system.

PlayStation finally gave into demand and pressure from competitors, announcing on September 26 that Fortnite on PS4 would be compatible for cross-platform gameplay, progression and commerce, starting that same day.

It marked a major shift in Sony’s policy, having previously said it would never happen because “PS4 was the best place to play”, and also completed the unification of Fortnite on every available platform.

To make the process of tracking all your Fortnite progression and purchases (cosmetic items, emotes, battle pass etc.) easier, Epic Games will be implementing a new merging feature.

Coming in November, account merging will allow you to link your PSN, Xbox account and Nintendo Switch account, all to a single Epic Games account.

This is mainly being done because of the many players who have created two or more accounts, in order to play on their different devices, before PS4 cross-platform was available.

This account merging system should solve the other, and perhaps more pressing, issue that PS4 players had when Fortnite was released on Nintendo Switch.

The account locking which was in place on PS4, meant that if users wanted to play on their Switch too, they would have to start a fresh account – with none of their progress, skins or battle pass purchases transferring over.

Fortnite’s free-to-play model with in-game purchases, and it’s unique and rewarding progression system has likely been the biggest factor in forcing Sony’s hand into allowing cross-play, and more importantly, cross-progression.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.