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Can you use the same Fortnite account on different consoles?

Fortnite’s cross-platform playability has made it one of the best Battle Royale games in the world. The developers’ vision of uniting players across different platforms and allowing them to play together is very pronounced in the game’s built-in options and features.

Players can use the same Fortnite account on different consoles. They don’t need to create individual accounts for each console/machine they play on. However, there is a caveat. Players must link each of their console accounts to their Epic Games account to enable cross-platform use.

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This awesome feature allows gamers around the world to come together and team up. No additional unified system is needed to enable cross-platform multiplayer in Fortnite, and players on a particular console can play with or against players on another console.


Every Fortnite account has cross-platform access

Players can access and play Fortnite with a single Epic Games account on all platforms where it is offered. This feature allows players to access their cosmetic item repository and maintain their in-game progress. Epic’s centralized account feature helps players access their gaming account from a plethora of consoles and platforms.

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However, to use this feature, players must link their console accounts to their Epic Games account. This can be done by following these easy steps:

  • Players must first access epicgames.com through any web browser. The majority of consoles have provisions for web access.
  • When the website opens, they should click Login and complete due process.
  • Once logged in, players should hover over their display name and click Account.
  • Under Account, players need to access Connections in the options listed on the left side of the screen.
  • After clicking Connections, players should select Accounts.
  • Clicking on Accounts will open a window with different symbols for media platforms. (Twitch, Steam, PSN, etc)
  • Players must navigate to the platform they wish to link and click on the Relate button present just below the symbol.
  • Then players must click Account link.
  • By clicking Account linka pop-up window will appear on the screen.
  • Players must enter their console account credentials and confirm that they wish to link their account.
  • Post this they need to click Continueand their Epic Games account will be successfully linked to their console account.

Once players have linked their Epic account to the desired console account, they can enjoy Fortnite on their console. Players will be able to access all of their cosmetics and in-game progress. This mobility option is a boon for players who like to switch between consoles. However, some consoles like the Nintendo Switch have their limitations and offer native options.

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With the advent of decentralized gaming and services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, this cross-platform playability has certainly helped Fortnite retain players. However, players should note that they cannot access a single account on different platforms simultaneously.

Epic Games also offers a feature allowing players to enable or disable cross-play. Gamers on consoles like PlayStation and Xbox can party together if they want. However, PC gamers cannot disable this feature.


Edited by Siddharth Satish

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