Battle royale game Fortnite has finally introduced account merging for those who play on PS4 and other platforms. The process allows players to combine their accounts and have just one main account, instead of separate accounts with skins and V-Bucks.
The feature is now available but players should know that the process is a bit complicated and it takes some time. A few months back, PS4 and others owners of consoles such as the Nintendo Switch found that there was a problem. Sony’s console did not allow cross-play at the time, which meant that users needed a separate account if they wanted to play on other consoles.
The problem brought criticism when the game was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch. Users were not happy that they could not play on their Nintendo console with the account that they had on their PS4s.
The majority of the cross-play problems came to an end when Sony announced out of nowhere that the feature was coming to its console. The feature debuted but the separate accounts remained, leaving players with V-Bucks, cosmetics and progress in different accounts.
Fortnite has introduced an option to end the separate accounts and have everything on just one account. The merge option gives players a single login but the process is not as easy and quick as it sounds.
The option can be found by visiting the Epic Games website and finding the merge section. The website asks you to select a primary account, the account that all the other accounts will join.
The process will then ask you to select a secondary account. After that, Epic Games will transfer all of what you have in that account to the main account you selected. V-Bucks, skins and progress are all transferred into the main account.
The only problem with that option is that the process is not completed right away. Players have to wait about two weeks before the process is completed. The worst part about this is that players will lose access to the second account during that time. Epic also requires for the accounts to have been in use before September 28, 2018.
This option is great news for those who had separate accounts with tons of skins, V-Bucks and other cosmetics that they did not have on their main accounts. The only problem is that it takes time and you will not be allowed to use the secondary account for around two weeks.
Epic has introduced a ton of new features in recent months and this is yet another step to remove what’s left of the cross-play situation that the PS4 had with other platforms.
What do you think about this option? Are you playing Fortnite? Let us know in the comments.