'Fortnite' has finally released a tool for merging multiple accounts. Here's how PlayStation 4 players can bring their unlocks to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One
- "Fortnite" is the first video game to allow cross-platform play between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android, but switching between different platforms hasn't always been easy.
- Players moving from PlayStation 4 to other platforms were unable to access their account on the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One, forcing them to make a second profile.
- Using the "Fortnite" account merge tool, players can migrate cosmetic items and other unlockables onto a single profile.
Epic Games has rolled out a new account merge tool for "Fortnite," allowing players with multiple "Fortnite" accounts to combine their profiles and collect all of their unlocked items under a single name. "Fortnite" is the most popular game in the world with more than 200 million players worldwide, and it's available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, and iOS.
PlayStation 4 owners will probably get the most use out of the "Fortnite" account merge tool. While "Fortnite" entered the PlayStation Cross-Play beta in September 2018, players who started playing the game on PS4 were blocked from logging into the same account from Nintendo Switch or Xbox One consoles. As a result, many were forced to create a second account to play on different platforms.Because "Fortnite" ties unlockable items, stats, and player progression to individual accounts, creating a new second profile essentially starts the player over from scratch. Players on Xbox and Nintendo Switch were able to log in with the same account from both consoles without issue, and the same account could also be used on Android and iOS devices.
In September, "Fortnite" creator Epic Games promised that the account merge tool would be able to rectify the issue with PlayStation 4 profiles and allow players to combine their progress from different accounts. Now, four months after the game implemented cross-play with PlayStation 4, players can finally bring their items to different consoles.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use the "Fortnite" account merge tool.