Sony pulled a dramatic about turn back in 2019 and allowed Fortnite to support cross play on every single platform, including Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. Not only does this allow you to play with your chums on PS4 while you're on your Switch, but it will also let you use a single account across multiple platforms.

For example, you might want to play Fortnite on your PS4 Pro at home, taking full advantage of that gorgeous 4K, but then play on your Switch when you're out and about without losing any of your progress. That's exactly what you're able to do now.

However, it's a bit of a complicated process – especially if you didn't actually register for an Epic account when you started playing Fortnite on Switch. Not to worry though, for we've figured it all out and created this guide that will walk you through the process step-by-step.

This process is going to be super simple or a little bit complicated depending on one factor: whether or not you have an Epic Account. You see, when playing Fortnite on a platform for the first time, you don't have to set up an Epic Account. Instead, it will just tie your progress to your PSN ID or Nintendo Account. This isn't a problem until you want to carry your progress over to a different platform.

Complicating this matter further, is the fact that you couldn't previously connect an Epic Account to Nintendo Switch if you'd previously signed onto PS4 with it – or vice versa. This restriction was then lifted.

Now that the history lesson is out of the way, let's go through the steps you need to take to tie your Nintendo Switch progress to an Epic Account before you can link it to PS4. If you know you have an Epic Account with your Switch progress tied to it, skip these steps and head to the 'How To Connect Your Epic Account To PS4/PS5 And Switch' section below.

How To Sync Your Fortnite Switch Progress To An Epic Account

So you want to sync your Fortnite progress to an Epic Account so you can carry it over to PS4 (or PS5)? Here's how to do it in steps:

  • Visit the official Fortnite site:
  • Hit 'login' at the top right of the page.
  • You will be asked 'Do you already play Fortnite?'. Respond 'Yes'.
  • Choose the 'Nintendo Switch' icon.
  • A new page will open requesting you to log in to your Nintendo Account. Do so, as this will allow Epic to access your Switch progress.
  • Next, you'll have to create an Epic Account. Fill in the form.
  • If successful, you should be prompted to validate the email address you provided. Head to your inbox, find the email, and follow the link to validate it.
  • If you followed the steps properly, your Switch progress will now be saved to an Epic Account.

How To Connect Your Epic Account To PS4/PS5 And Switch

You have an Epic Account that is linked to your Fortnite progress on Switch? Great. Follow these steps to link it to your PS4/PS5.

  • Visit the official Fortnite site:
  • Hit 'login' at the top right of the page.
  • Sign in with your email and password.
  • Hover over your username at the top right of the screen, click on 'Account'.
  • Click on 'Connected Accounts'.
  • Scroll down and you should see the following image:
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  • Switch should have the word 'Disconnect' underneath it. This means that your Switch progress is synced up.
  • PS4, on the other hand, should have the word 'Connect' underneath it. Click it.
  • Next, you'll have to login with your PSN ID credentials.
  • If successful, you should now have both accounts linked together. Sign into Fortnite on PS4 and Switch and your progress should cross over.

How do you feel about Sony's about turn? Are you annoyed that this happened in the first place or just grateful that you can progress no matter where you play it? Let us know in the comments section below.