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'Fortnite' account merging cleans up Sony's cross-platform mess

'Fortnite' account merging cleans up Sony's cross-platform mess

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.

The feature has been in the works since Fortnite cross-platform play on the PlayStation 4 was first introduced.

As a result, a lot of players (including myself) created a second Fortnite account so they could play the game on a second device, even though doing so meant leaving a primary username and earned items behind.

The process is actually very simple.

You'll choose two accounts, first a Primary Account that you wish to continue using. Then you'll choose a Secondary Account to merge and disable.

Here's the biggest one: the merging tool will only help Fortnite players who are still dealing with the aftereffects of those cross-platform problems. The whole process should take about two weeks, after which all items and V-Bucks will be in a unified under one happy roof.

Of course, there are some caveats involved. Just designate one as your primary account, and items from the secondary one will be moved to it.

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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.

Epic Games released their new system update to make it possible to unify your best skins into one primary account.

You can begin the process by heading on over to the official site, where Epic has set up a page especially for this.

If you have duplicate 3rd party login like Facebook on both your Primary and Secondary account, the Secondary login will be unlinked. Then log into your account from another platform to merge it with your primary account.

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Epic's account-merging feature combines your purchases (and some game progress) to the account you use regularly, and deletes any other account you made because you had to.