Today I wanted to talk about how you can merge accounts on the same platform. If you didn’t know, you couldn’t merge accounts in Fortnite on the same platform since 2019.
The History of Account merging in Fortnite
Now, this was only due to the fact that Epic Games originally released account merging, because Sony wouldn’t let you link your two Epic Games accounts together, if one was already linked to an Xbox account. It was just something weird that Sony had at the time, which doesn’t exist anymore. But at that time, that’s why account merging was a primarily good feature for people who had two consoles and had different accounts for each console.
Basically, after that feature was removed by Sony, account merging really shifted the focus to trying to get people to merge two accounts together. As you all might know, this led to people buying accounts. People scammed for accounts. So Epic Games ultimately decided to pull the plug on account merging and take it out of the game. One of the rules with account merging was that you couldn’t merge on the same platform. So, there were a lot of people that wanted to merge on the same platform but couldn’t, and that’s why some of those people are waiting for this option to come back.
What you Can do Instead of Account Merging in Fortnite?
Your current account can be connected to the platform you want to use instead. It’s really important that you follow these steps carefully.
- So, first and foremost, ensure that your primary account is the one on which you wish to play.
- Now, the secondary account. So, the secondary account is the one that you actually want to switch to. So, let’s say your primary account is a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Let’s just say it’s a PlayStation account, and your secondary account is another place to check out.
- Go to the Connected Accounts option.
- You want to switch the platform on your secondary account to an Xbox or to a PC. It is because according to Epic Games rules about account merging, you can’t merge Fortnite accounts that are on the same platform, but you can merge them, if they’re on different platforms.
Now, you’d want to do this before account merging comes back, because obviously, after account merging comes back, you will not be able to do this. Obviously, for me, I don’t have an Xbox. If I were to switch my account to an Xbox, I wouldn’t be able to play on that account. Obviously, if you do decide to go back and switch it back, there might be some bugs in that system.
Another thing to be worried about if you do this a lot is that sometimes it might glitch. It might create a whole separate Epic Games account. So, if you are 100% sure that you want to merge Fortnite accounts when the feature comes back, I do recommend doing this if you have two accounts on the same platform.