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.
STEP 1 - IDENTIFY A PRIMARY AND SECONDARY CONSOLE ACCOUNT.
You first need to determine the following:
Which console holds the purchases and progression you care the most about? Let’s call this your Primaryconsole.
Which console are you okay with not having access to its purchases until you complete the account merge flow in November? Let’s call this your Secondary console.
In our example scenario, let’s pick PlayStation as the Primary console, and Switch as the Secondary.
STEP 2 - ENSURE BOTH CONSOLE ACCOUNTS ARE UPGRADED TO NEW EPIC ACCOUNTS
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:
Click SIGN IN in the top right corner of the page.
On the Sign In page, select the console (such as say PlayStation or Switch) that you are logging into. For our example scenario, we are first checking to see if our Switch account has an Epic Account association and are selecting the Switch icon.
Use the sign-in pop up that appears for the selected console (in this case, Switch).
If you are redirected back to the Epic Games home page, skip to step 7.
If not, continue with the steps below.
If your console account does not have an Epic Account association, you'll need to create a new one. Complete the following fields on this page to create a new Epic Account that will automatically be associated with the selected console. It is important to put in a valid email address as you will have to verify it before you can complete the process.
As a reminder, you MUST do this for both your Primary and Secondary console accounts in order for this process to work. NOTE: You'll need a separate email address for each account, because an email address may only be associated with a single Epic account. (Epic apologizes for this complication.)
Make sure to keep the login information for the Epic Account associated with your Secondary console account as you are going to need it in November to merge purchases, etc.
STEP 3 - UNLINK THE SECONDARY CONSOLE FROM ITS EPIC ACCOUNT
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.