Fortnite now lets you merge accounts on different platforms

Fortnite now lets you merge accounts on different platforms

That said, future XP and challenges will all be linked to just one account, so if you do play the game across multiple platforms, it's worth doing.

Fortnite surprise-launched for Nintendo Switch at E3 2018.

Eventually, Sony relented and opened up multiplayer cross-play between PS4 players, and gamers on Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch - but the accounts were still separated.

There are a few qualifications that accounts have to meet in order to be merged, though; console accounts must have played on Xbox Live, Nintendo Online, or PSN before September 28, 2018 to be eligible.

The option can be found by visiting the Epic Games website and finding the merge section. That's quite a good news story on the back of Fortnite. Players will need to choose one account to act as the primary account and a secondary account.

Players will need to choose two accounts.

Epic Games has previously announced that account merging will be available soon and looks like it is available now.

It should also be noted that gamers must have played on each platform prior to September 28, 2018, while the account can not be banned or disabled.

Thanks to Fortnite's new account merge tool, players can now log into two different Fortnite accounts, decide which one should be their primary account, and transfer all their V-Bucks and items to the chosen account. If you have 3rd party login (such as Facebook) on both accounts, the secondary login will be unlinked.

The process of merging an account in Fortnite is straightforward and stress-free.

You can merge all cosmetics from Battle Royale. So if you got super into Creative Mode or Save the World on that second "throwaway" account, you may actually want to use that one as your primary instead.

Select the platform for your Primary Account.

After a fortnight - that's two weeks, but I wasn't going to ignore the low-hanging fruit there - your cosmetic items and V-Bucks will be transferred to your Primary account. All purchases from the Secondary Account will transfer to the primary. The first thing to point out is that although you will get your Vbucks and skins, it will be held in purgatory for two weeks.

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