Sony eventually distanced itself from his firm and hard approach to yesterday's cross-platform game by announcing he would start leaving players from Epic Games & # 39; Fortnite use accounts connected to PlayStation on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, as well as playing one against the other on shared servers. The move is a big win for consumers after the PR disaster that Sony suffered at E3. It could also be the first step in a broader and transformative change in the console gaming industry, far from the blocked and limited approach to the platforms that exist practically from the onset of widespread online multiplayer.
However, it is not exactly a simple solution and Sony has admitted that John Kodera, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said the feature will be available in open beta "to conduct extensive testing." At the end of the developer, Epic is working to help the players with a feature that unites accounts, so players with multiple purchases and virtual currency can put everything together in one account. Epic is also working on a separate function that allows you to unlink an account from one device and reconnect it with another one. (The first is coming in November, and the last one in "a few days", according to Epic).
Right now, however, you can get your PlayStation account in the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite as long as you do not want to lose access to any progress or purchases made on the Switch version. For PSN players, like me, who have never bothered to play Switch because it meant not having access to any of my skins or the Battle Pass progression, this is the easiest solution to be set up properly to play on Switch .
Step 1: Log in to the Epic Games website with your Nintendo ID and disconnect the switch
The most important thing to know about this process is that it does not take place on the same Nintendo Switch. In fact, you do not even need to properly log into your PSN account in the Switch version of Fortnite. This is because Nintendo does not allow you to disconnect from an Epic account connected to the Switch from Fortnite customer himself. If you've logged in once, your account is blocked from Nintendo's point of view.
Instead, the changes you make will occur using Epic's online account system, which can now interact freely between Sony's PlayStation Network and the Nintendo account system. If you've never bothered to play Fortnite on Switch and you've never created a Nintendo-centric account in the first place, so you're even more fit. Just skip to step two.
If you've ever created an Epic account linked to your Nintendo Switch, visit the Epic Games website and sign in to your Nintendo account. From there, click on the "Account" option that falls under your username, go to "Connected accounts" and click "Disconnect" under the Change icon. Follow the instructions, which will warn you to lose access to purchases, progression and shared profile data. It will also alert you to how this process "will not unlock reserved platforms", which is actually outdated due to Sony's policy change.
Step 2: Log in to the Epic Games website with your PSN account and reconnect the switch
Now if you are a PS4 Fortnite player, you already have an Epic account created through access to the console itself. By accessing the same Epic website and going to the linked accounts, a list of platforms will be provided, which now includes a "working Switch" option. By clicking on "Connect" you can log in with your Nintendo account, and you're done. You are connected and it is nice to go.
Step 3: Turn on Fortnite on Switch and let it connect automatically
Head to Fortnite on the Switch and start it using the profile on your device connected to your Nintendo account, the same account you just connected to PSN through the Epic website. You will have to accept an EULA, but then it will automatically connect you to the login process. After that, you will see your account, safe and sound and with all its glorious skins and Battle Pass progress intact on your Nintendo Switch.