As early as 2018, Epic slowly expanded the crossplay feature in Fortnite across various platforms, from consoles to mobile. This feature allows Fortnite players on all relevant platforms to play together, making it easier to group up with friends regardless of which platform they are using..
Fortnite puts a small icon next to player names to indicate which platform they are playing on, and linking your Epic Games account allows your progress to be carried across all platforms that have Fortnite . It is possible to switch easily from PC to console, via phone and Switch, picking up where you left off.
Linking your progress to your PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Nintendo, Apple or Google accounts may seem complicated at first, but it can be done in under 45 minutes overall..
Here are all the steps you need to take to link your accounts and chase victory wherever you go.
Create an Epic Games account
An Epic Games account is a must-have to sync your progress to other platforms. The Epic account serves as a cloud that stores all your progress, while the data is supposed to be kept on the account of the relevant platform..
In order to create an Epic Games account, you will need to go to the official Fortnite website and press the "Connect" button at the top right of the page. Then click "no" to the question if you have played Fortnite before .
A login screen will offer you all the ways to log in. Do it with your email address; you will then have to create a new Epic account on this address via the following screen. Fill in the necessary fields.
How to link each system to its Epic account
After activating your account, you will need to go to the official Epic website by clicking on "Connect". Once that's done, go to your nickname, which should appear at the top left of the screen. Click on "Account", then on the "Connections" tab on the left.
Choose the platform to which you want to transfer your progress save. Click on the "Connect" button; the site will redirect you to the address concerned, and you will have to connect to the other platform to start the link process.
How to link your gaming platform to the Epic system with a code
The above method is the more traditional of linking accounts for console and mobile gamers. If you are a PC gamer looking for a way to add a new device to your ecosystem, there is an alternative method nonetheless.
When you launch Fortnite for the first time on any console, whether it is next-gen or not, you will receive a warning telling you that it will be possible to link your progress through an Epic Games account. Clicking on "Link an account" will take you to a new page with a code and a timer at the bottom of the screen.
You will need a second device to complete this step in the easiest way, as you will need to go to epicgames.com/activate . If you are already logged in, the screen to enter the code should appear directly, but if not, you will need to log into the Epic account first.
By entering the code, your gaming device will detect your progress through your Epic account, and your favorite character should appear on the screen. This method usually refers to a slower way to link accounts, but it works pretty much the same on all non-PC platforms that Fortnite is available on.
Although next-gen consoles are barely hitting the market, this method will also apply to the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. Since Fortnite will be available on these consoles from launch, it may be a good time to sync your progress to a PlayStation Network / Xbox Live account to make sure there are no issues with the servers at launch.
What if your Fortnite progress is already associated with a different account ?
Chances are you tried any of the above methods when they were announced, right off the bat. If you can't remember the address linked to it, errors might appear when linking your Fortnite account to your new Epic account.
While there has been a possible detour because Epic has allowed players to remove the link with their PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Nintendo account, this is no longer possible. Even if you remember your logs and disconnect accounts, you will not be able to link your progress to a new account because it will already be "linked" to a different account.
Epic removed this feature because it allowed account thieves to take full control of progress on Fortnite that was tied to another device.
The only solution that remains is therefore to find the logs of the Epic account which is associated with your data on Fortnite and continue your adventure on this account.
Due to the legal battle between Apple and Epic, the publisher of Fortnite has advised all of its players on Apple devices to connect their accounts. Although Apple users are stuck on an older version of the game, they could completely lose access to their game if Apple decides to remove the feature to sign in on Apple devices. It is not inevitable for the moment, but it is better to ensure its rear.
We also recommend enabling two-factor authentication via SMS, email or an authenticator app to better protect your Epic account. These methods will also play a vital role if you forget your logs.