Linking Your Epic Games Account: A Guide for Gamers at epicgames.com/activate

Hey gamers! Have you tried to link your Epic Games account to your Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch but gotten stuck? Don’t worry, I’m here to help walk you through the process step-by-step.

What is Epic Games?

For those who don’t know, Epic Games is the company behind hugely popular games like Fortnite, Gears of War, and Unreal Tournament. They also created the Unreal Engine, which powers tons of great games.

Recently, Epic has exploded in popularity thanks to Fortnite Battle Royale. Chances are you or someone you know has played it!

Why Link Your Epic Games Account?

Linking your Epic Games account to your console gives you access to:

  • Cross-play – Play with friends on different platforms
  • Cross-progression – Continue progress across devices
  • Cross-purchasing – Access purchases across platforms

Pretty cool right? Let’s get into how to link your account.

Step 1: Create an Epic Games Account at epicgames.com/activate

You need an Epic Games account before you can link it to your console. Here’s how to set one up:

  • Go to www.epicgames.com and click Sign In in the top right.
  • Click Create Account below the sign in options.
  • Enter your email, password, and date of birth. Agree to the terms of service.
  • Click Create Account.
  • Check your email to verify your address.

Once verified, you’re ready to link your shiny new account!

Step 2: Link Your Console

The process differs slightly depending on your console. Here’s how to link for each:

Xbox

  1. Turn on your Xbox and open the game you want to link.
  2. Select Link an Epic Games Account.
  3. An 8-digit code will appear on screen. Write this down.
  4. On your phone/PC, go to epicgames.com/activate.
  5. Enter the code and click Continue.
  6. Sign in with your Epic Games account details.
  7. Your Xbox will now be linked!

PlayStation

  1. Launch the Epic Games title on your PS4/PS5.
  2. Click Link Account.
  3. Note down the 8-digit code displayed.
  4. Go to epicgames.com/activate on another device.
  5. Input the code and click Continue.
  6. Sign in with your Epic Games account.
  7. Your PS4/PS5 is now linked!

Nintendo Switch

  1. Open Fortnite on your Switch.
  2. Select Link an Account.
  3. An activation code will appear. Write this down.
  4. Visit epicgames.com/activate on your phone/PC.
  5. Enter the code and click Continue.
  6. Sign in with your Epic account details.
  7. You’re all set!

Note: Not all Epic Games titles work on Switch, so check compatibility first.

And that’s it! Your Epic Games account is now linked to your console for cross-play, progression, and purchases. Have fun!

Unlinking Your Account

If you ever need to unlink your account, here’s the process:

  1. Log into your Epic Games account on a device.
  2. Verify your email if prompted.
  3. Go to Connected Accounts.
  4. Click Disconnect below the console name.

This will unlink your console, but you’ll lose access to any purchases, progress, etc. Make sure you really want to disconnect before doing so!

Best Epic Games to Try

Looking for recommendations on the best Epic titles to play? Here are some of my favorites:

  • Fortnite – The insanely popular Battle Royale shooter
  • Rocket League – Soccer with high-flying cars
  • God of War – Mythological combat game
  • Dauntless – Monster hunting action RPG
  • Chivalry 2 – Epic medieval warfare
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Story-driven magical adventure
  • Warframe – Sci-fi looter shooter

Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help fellow gamers out.

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