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Account linking in Fortnite is finally here. Find out all you need to know and the steps required to merge across PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile and Switch.
Fortnite’s long awaited account linking has finally gone live for console players.
Accounts for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mobile and Nintendo Switch can now be merged.
Merging accounts in Fortnite will allow you to link the following:
- Console log-ins
How to Link Fortnite Accounts
There are several steps you will need to take in order to link your Fortnite accounts, and there are some things that you should be aware of.
Before you begin, you need to know the following:
Primary Account: the account you are transferring data to. This can be PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch or Mobile. This will the account you will continue to use.
Secondary Account: the account you are transferring data from. This can be PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch or Mobile. This account will subsequently be disabled.
- You must not currently be banned or disabled on any account.
- Any of the accounts you want to link must have been created before 28th September 2018.
- You must select one account (PS4, PC, Switch, Mobile or Xbox One) to act as Primary, and one as Secondary.
- One of the accounts you wish to merge must have previously been played.
- Unreal Marketplace items and Save the World progress WILL NOT be merged from the Secondary account.
Step 1 – Go to Epic Games Website for Information
In a web browser, go to the following website: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/account-merge/en-US/home
Here you will find some information on Fortnite account merging.
Click the ‘Get Started’ button to proceed with the merge.
Step 2 – Select Your Primary Account
Select which platform you wish to set as your Primary Fortnite account.
This is the account you want to transfer data to and the account you wish to keep.
Step 3 – Log In to Your Primary Account
Sign in to the Primary account using the correct credentials. This could be PSN, Xbox Live, PC, Switch Online or Android Fortnite credentials. Remember, this is the account you wish to keep, transfer data to and act as your main account.
Make sure you provide a valid email, as a verification code will now be sent to that email. Open your email account to get the code. This could take a few minutes.
Step 4 – Enter Verification Code
Enter the verification code sent to the email you provided.
Click ‘Enter Button’ to apply the verification code.
Step 5 – Log In to Your Secondary Account and Verify
Repeat Step 4 for your Secondary account. Remember, this is the account you wish to discard, transfer data from and act as your Secondary account.
This account is the account that will be disabled following successful account merging.
You now have the opportunity to preview and confirm the merge.
If you are satisfied to go ahead with the merge then continue to merge your accounts. This process CANNOT be reversed once it has been completed.
The merge will take 2 weeks to complete.
Link and Go Forth
To merge the accounts you need valid emails and must not currently be banned or disabled.
- Cosmetics, V-Bucks and items will be transferred from Secondary to Primary.
- Save the World XP and progress will not be transferred.
- Go to https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/account-merge/en-US/home and begin process.
- Select Primary account and enter Primary account email and password.
- Enter Primary verification code.
- Select Secondary account and enter account email and password.
- Enter Secondary verification code.
- Preview and accept merge, or cancel.
Don’t forget that the Secondary account will be disabled and the merge will take up to 2 weeks to process.
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