So it turns out that Dauntless, the free-to-play action RPG from Phoenix Labs, is making a major change in 2019. Namely, the company plans to move the entire game over to the Epic Games Store. Along with that change, a few things are going to be different, the biggest of which being that the standalone launcher is being retired and replaced with patching through Epic.
And yes, all of your character progress, friend lists and other data will join you once the migration is made. One potential issue is that usernames might conflict due to the way data is being handled, so some users might have to make changes to their accounts.
Like any other instance of infrastructure migration, this process will involve moving player data over to Epic’s servers. Phoenix Labs is also allowing gamers to opt-in to the merger process. This means that if you’re not keen on letting Epic have your account and personal data, you can simply not allow your account to make the merger.
If you already have a Epic Account, combining them is simple. All you need to do is link your Dauntless account to your Epic Account through the game’s website.
Phoenix Labs has laid out a basic timeline for the merger to Epic as well. It looks like the idea is to carry out the change throughout April 2019. This will put it in pace with the console launch of Dauntless around the same time. One upside of this changeover coinciding with the console launch is that the developer plans to rollout full cross-platform play. This means that PC, Xbox One and PS4 gamers will all be able to game together.
For more on the migration, check out the announcement page. Dauntless is free-to-play on PC, and due to launch this year for PS4 and Xbox One in April 2019.