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How to link multiple existing Fortnite console accounts

Published: 28/Sep/2018 21:56 Updated: 28/Sep/2018 22:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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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:

  1. Visit www.epicgames.com and sign out of any accounts that are signed in.
  2. Click SIGN IN in the top right corner of the page.
  3. 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.

    Step02_03_SignInPage.png

  4. Use the sign-in pop up that appears for the selected console (in this case, Switch).

    Step02_04_NintendoPopUp.png
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  5. If you are redirected back to the Epic Games home page, skip to step 7.

    Step02_05_EpicGamesHome.pngIf not, continue with the steps below.

  6. 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.
     
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  1. 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.)
  2. 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.

  1. Go back to www.epicgames.com and sign out of any accounts that are signed in.
  2. Click SIGN IN in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Sign in to your Secondary console account. This is the account where you will temporarily lose your access to purchases and progression, until you complete the account merge flow in November.

In the example scenario, the Switch account is the Secondary console account, so the player will sign in using their Switch account.

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  1. Select the Account dropdown in the top of the page.
  2. Go to the Connected Accounts tab and click Disconnect on the console account you want to unlink (in this case, Switch).

    Step03_05_UnlinkNintendo.png

  3. If not already done previously, you have to verify your email by clicking the verification link that is emailed to you.
  4. Be sure to read through and agree to the conditions of unlinking your console account and confirm Unlink when you are ready!

 

STEP 4 – LINK YOUR SECONDARY CONSOLE TO THE EPIC ACCOUNT ASSOCIATED WITH YOURPRIMARY CONSOLE.

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.

  1. Once again, you’ll go back to www.epicgames.com and sign out of any accounts that are signed in.
  2. Click SIGN IN in the top right corner of the page.
  3. This time, sign into the Primary console that you want to link to your Epic account.

    In our example scenario, we wanted to keep existing progression on PlayStation so are signing into our PlayStation account.
    Step04_03_SignInPSN.png

  4. Use the console sign-in page that opens to log into your console (in this case, PlayStation).

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  5. Select the Account dropdown in the top of the page.
  6. Go to the Connected Accounts tab and click Connect on the Secondary console you want to link (in this case Switch).
  7. When you link a new platform, you will be taken to a sign-in page for that console.
  8. Once you’ve logged in to the console, the accounts for your Primary and Secondary accounts will now be linked!

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Thank you for your patience while we work to get the account merge tool up and running!

Source – Epic Games

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New Fortnite leak hints at NPC drivers & boss vehicles in Season 6

Published: 23/Feb/2021 21:05

by Tanner Pierce

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Massively popular battle royale game Fortnite might be getting some new features for its vehicles in the near future, including the possibility of NPC drivers or boss vehicles – if a recent code uncovered by a dataminer/leaker on Twitter is to be believed.

If you’ve been hoping for more from the vehicles in Fortnite, then there may be some good news for you on the horizon.

A leaker/dataminer named ‘Mang0e’ over on Twitter has discovered some unreleased “AI spawner capabilities for vehicles” in the Fortnite’s code that were added in during the game’s 15.40 update on February 16, 2021.

While they don’t have an exact answer for what it could be, they do speculate that it could mean that NPC drivers could be coming to the game. If this is the case, this would help players get around the map while also giving them a way to fight back, without having to rely on another player driving the car.

This theory has also grabbed the eye of another Fortnite leaker, iFireMonkey, who claims he had the same exact thought when he first saw the code for himself.

Magn0e also speculates that this code could mean that boss vehicles might be coming to the game, which would then attack players.

Of course, both thoughts are pure speculation at this point, and the only thing we know for a certainty right now is that there’s code referencing AIs and vehicles in the game’s code. The code/idea may end up getting completely scrapped and never released.

That being said, this particular situation is interesting because, according leaker HYPEX, Epic is currently testing attachments/mods for vehicles in the game, which may be connected to this code in some way (although that may be reaching a bit).

Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting to see if anything comes out of this in the future, and with Season 6 right around the corner, it hopefully won’t be too much longer.