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TechnologyFortnite’s account merge feature delayed to 2019

18:32  30 november  2018
18:32  30 november  2018 Source:   polygon.com

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In a post on the Fortnite subreddit and Twitter today, Epic announced that it’ s working to let players unlink their accounts from a particular console and, in the near future, ultimately be able to merge them so their 1) An account - merging feature to combine Battle Royale purchases, coming in November.

Fortnite ' s much anticipated account merging feature may be delayed according to a tweet from Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney.

Fortnite’s account merge feature delayed to 2019© Epic Games

Sony’s lack of cross-platform play bit players in the butt whenFortnite was released on Nintendo Switch earlier this year; many players found that their accounts had already been blocked from use on Nintendo’s console if they had ever been played on PlayStation 4.

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While the accounts that were once blocked on Switch due to their use on other platforms have already been freed, Epic Games had also promised a way for players to merge those secondary accounts to keep all their Fortnite purchases on a single account.

This merging feature was supposed to launch this month, but has been delayed until 2019.

“Due to some ongoing technical concerns, we will be delaying the Account Merge feature until early next year,” the Fortnite team wrote in an update. “We want to make sure that this process is thoroughly tested and working properly before releasing it to those of you currently looking to transfer purchases from other accounts to your primary account. We’ll be sure to update you as we get closer to the release of the feature, which will include a web page on launch to help guide you through the flow!”

The Fortnite community doesn’t seem that upset by the news. “I’d rather it be functional than have problems when it comes out,” one player wrote in the game’s subreddit, and that comment is currently the top-voted reaction to the news.

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