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Fortnite has delayed cross-platform mergers until 2019

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Bad news Fortnite fans, but a much-requested feature has been delayed until 2019. Epic Games has not been able to deliver on the wanted features for cross-platform play quite yet. After months of work and negotiations, Epic had been on track to offer true cross-platform play for all players on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Sadly, this dream was not to be fully realized just yet as the ability to merge accounts from different platforms together into a single unified system isn’t ready yet. Obviously, Fortnite account merging is not coming this November; instead, we can now expect to have the ability to merge our accounts “early next year,” according to a statement from Epic.

It seems that the herculean task of migrating all of the cosmetics, player data, and other such additional information for literally millions of players caused some major backend issues. But once the kinks are ironed out and the system is ready, Fortnite fans will be able to “combine multiple console-linked accounts to transfer Battle Royale cosmetic item purchases, lifetime wins, V-Bucks, and Save the World campaign access” into one account.

And it’s not just the account merger system that’s been delayed either, the developers recently announced that the free-to-play version of Save the World isn’t coming until 2019 as well.

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But just because one feature go delayed, that doesn’t mean Epic has been sitting idle while they wait for a fix. In the meantime, the game recently launched Fortnite patch version 6.30, which implemented new weapons and some balance changes. But the biggest new addition to the game came in the form of a new limited-time mode called “Food Fight”. Within this chaotic brawl, teams of players must destroy the base of the other team, which contains a giant food item. It’s exactly the kind of weird nonsense that Fortnite fans seem to love.

Fortnite is currently available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. And it’s unquestionably the most popular battle royale title out right now. With free-to-play elements, constant updates and new content, and a thriving online community, it’s easy to see why the game has become such a huge success.

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