Fortnite Account Merging

What is Account Merging on Fortnite?

*****As of May 6th, 2019 Fortnite has disabled the merge tool. Accounts are NO longer able to be merged. The information in this article is for reference to the merge tool only.****

The new account merging feature on Fortnite allows you to merge all cosmetic items (emotes, gliders, skins, etc.) and V-bucks that are currently on separate accounts. If you play Save The World, you can merge 

Llamas, Defenders, Heroes, Schematics, Survivors, XP, Evolution and Perk Materials on both of your accounts. In order to qualify for the account merging feature, one of the accounts that you are merging must have played on an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch and the other account on PS4 before September 28th, 2018.

Why did Epic release the Account Merging feature?

As you can see, the account merging feature has strict criteria, and not just any two Fortnite accounts are able to be merged. One account must have played on an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch and the other on PS4, both prior to September 28th, 2018. As Fortnite is playable on different consoles, the issue is due to Sony’s account restrictions when Fortnite cross platform play initially became available. Sony initially did not allow cross-platform play with other consoles, so many users who had a PS4 and another console (Xbox One or Nintendo Switch) had to create a separate Epic/Fortnite account for both their PS4 and their Xbox One/Nintendo Switch. Many of those users ended up buying V-bucks and earning skins on both of their console specific accounts. Once Sony finally began allowing PS4 cross-play with other consoles, these users had no way of consolidating their V-bucks/skins earned from both of their accounts. Epic released the account merging feature to help these users.

How does Account Merging work?

If you have two accounts that meet the merging criteria, visit the following link:https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/account-merge/en-US/home

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Get Started”. You will be prompted to login with both of your accounts that you are attempting to merge. One of these accounts will be listed as the “Primary Account” and one will be listed as the “Secondary Account”. The account login information that you want to continue using and logging in with should be entered as your Primary Account. The account that you would like to transfer all of the V-bucks and cosmetic items from should be listed as your secondary account.  It almost goes without saying, but you must have access to both of the email addresses associated with each Fortnite account in order to complete the merger process. Once you have entered and verified your primary and secondary account, the next thing you need to do is wait two weeks for the items on your secondary account to be transferred to your primary account. After two weeks, all of the V-bucks and cosmetic items will be available on your primary account that were on your secondary account!

Screenshot from the Account Merging menu on Epic’s website.

What items will not be transferred when completing the Account Merge?

Per Epic Games, the following will not be transferred when merging accounts:

“Other Items such as Support-A-Creator status, Unreal Marketplace items, Creative Islands, and Save The World account level and progress will not be merged over from your secondary account”

Fortnite Marshmello Concert

Fortnite’s Marshmello live concert, held on February 2nd, 2019, was a smashing success. The concert boasted to be the world’s largest live concert on record, with over 10 million simultaneous players gathering to watch the event live. The event took place in Pleasant Park, one of the Fortnite’s popular named locations. Days prior to the concert, a stage slowly began to be built in the area typically occupied by the football field. Posters could also be found across the map with pictures of Marshmello and concert advertisements. This was around the same time that the Marshmello skin, pickaxe, glider, and emote were added to the item shop.

At 1 PM ET on Saturday, traditional game modes and weapons/pickaxes were disabled. Players gathered in Pleasant Park to witness Marshmello perform live. The concert lasted approximately 30 minutes. The concert was a great example of Fortnite’s adaptability and entrepreneurship within its genre. While many people classify Fortnite as a third person shooter, it has become much more than that. Live events, and an ever-evolving map and mini plots have all contributed to its soaring popularity. Undoubtedly, the success of Marshmello’s live concert will certainly contribute to future pushes for more live events in the future. Marshmello’s live fortnite set has been added to Apple Music for those who missed out or would like to re-experience the set.

Players gathered near the concert stage in Pleasant Park.

Fortnite continues to push the boundaries of the Battle Royale genre and their hard work has contributed to the success of the game. While the genre continues to welcome new gamers, we hope that you will consider checking out our selection of premium Fortnite Accounts and Fortnite Skin Services that we have available to enhance your gaming experience!

The Rise Of The Battle Royale Genre

What is a Battle Royale game mode?

A battle royale is a type of game mode that has player’s fight to the death until there is only one winner (or team) left. The game mode is typically played on one very large map to accomodate all players, and player’s do not usually begin with any weapons. The weapons are scattered across the map randomly and player’s must attempt to gather them as quickly as possible. In Fortnite, players are all packed on to the battle bus and are able to parachute out to different spots on the map. At some point, the map will begin to get smaller and smaller (in Fortnite, this is due to a “storm” that slowly begins to shrink toward a randomly chosen area of the map). Prior to the rise of the battle royale game mode, the most popular online PVP (player vs player) game modes were objective based (capture the flag, assault, etc) or kills based with respawn (think slayer in Halo or team deathmatch in call of duty). Unlike these prior popular game types, there is no respawn in a typical battle royale. Once your player (or team) has been eliminated, you will not be able to continue with that match. In fortnite, player’s are rewarded by playing with new skins, gliders (the parachutes), and emotes to expand their gameplay. A selection of different skins that can be acquired are on display via our large selection of fortnite accounts for sale.

Some information about the Battle Royale, courtesy DigitalTrends.com.

Was Fortnite the first Battle Royale?

It may have been the first game you played with a Battle Royale game mode, but it was not the first to offer this game type. H1Z1 was one of the first game’s to unveil a Battle Royale game type, and Player Unknown’s: Battleground  (PUBG) also came out with a Battle Royale game type around the same time as Fortnite that has also achieved much success (though not to the same extent as Fortnite).

Was Fortnite only intended to be a Battle Royale?

No, it was not. One of the primary features of Fortnite was intended to be it’s Save the World mode. Save the World is a PvE (Player versus Enemy) game mode set in a post-apocalyptic time where zombies have taken over and players are tasked with building structures and acquiring resources to protect themselves from the zombie invasion. Save the World is currently pay to play but is expected to become a free to play game mode some time in 2019. Save the World will likely never receive the same cult following as the Battle Royale game mode, but it is nice that players have the ability to play Fortnite in a different setting if they are looking to take a break from the Battle Royale genre.

A screenshot of the Save The World game mode from Fortnite.

Fortnite Hacks

What is an aimbot?

Any game as popular as Fortnite has to deal with their fair share of cheating. A quick google search of fortnite hacks yields over 60 million results, while fortnite cheats yields over 70 million! Unfortunately, hacks for the game, most prominently seen on the PC version, do exist. The most common hack used and advertised is an aimbot. An aimbot is an external cheating software that locks a players reticle on to an opposing player. Some aimbots will even track players behind walls and outline their character.

A quick YouTube search for Fortnite hacks will show you many examples of players using aimbots and other bots to cheat in the game. Some of these bots also allow players to float and fly, giving them a pretty ridiculous advantage.

Why should I not use an aimbot?

The primary reason of not using an aimbot has nothing to do with ethics and nothing to do with destroying the integrity of the game. The primary reason to not use an aimbot is that it defeats the purpose of playing the game and really does ruin the experience for those players who are trying to play the game legitimately. Video games like Fortnite are great when you get better, improve your skills, and are able to get some awesome kills without the help of any software. Kills really are not satisfying when they are achieved with the help of external cheating software. Some other reasons to avoid using aimbots are that your account will undoubtedly get banned. Bans can include permanent epic account bans, hardware ID bans (permanently banning the device, whether it be a PC, Xbox, etc. from ever accessing Fortnite again), or IP bans. Epic has a strict no cheating policy and is not lenient when it comes to cheaters. They are also fairly quick at monitoring reports from other players and using in-game detection to catch cheaters. If you use a Fortnite hack, you can rest assured that your cheating venture likely will not last long before you are banned. Websites advertising Fortnite cheating software, whether it be free or not, have also been found to be full of viruses and malware. If that wasn’t enough, in some extreme cases Epic has even filed lawsuits against some Youtuber’s who were streaming themselves cheating.

What is Epic doing to combat cheaters?

Epic uses an anti-cheat software known as Battleye. Battleye runs in the background of the game and is responsible for attempting to catch cheaters and block their hacking software. As is the case with all cheating methods, Epic faces a constant game of cat and mouse. Every time a hack is found and the hack is patched, devious hackers will find another exploit to use in time. Once a new hacking method is exploited, Epic must again attempt to patch this exploit. Anti-cheating software has certainly gotten better, but dedicated hackers will always find new workarounds to cheat in the game. Our recommendation? Stay away from the cheating software and play the game legitimately. You will get a better experience from the game and you won’t have to worry about inadvertently downloading a virus, getting your account banned, or even sued.

Logo for Fortnite’s anti-cheat software, Battleye.

Buying Fortnite Accounts: What to Know

Are you looking to buy a Fortnite account?

You are in the right place! But, there are a few things you should know to make sure that you have a smooth buying experience. All of the details outlined below will make sure you receive your Fortnite account in great condition with no complications!

Who do I buy my Fortnite account from?

Fortnite Kings is the #1 seller of Fortnite accounts worldwide. We may be a bit biased, but we don’t think you will find a comparable service elsewhere. Our prices are among the best in the industry and all of our accounts are legitimate. Making sure you are buying a legit fortnite account is probably the most important thing you can do. Many accounts being sold on different websites for extremely cheap prices are scammed accounts that have been stolen from the original owner. Even worse than just being unethical, these accounts will end up being banned once they are flagged as being stolen. And no, that sketchy vendor that you purchased from will not offer to return your money once your account has been banned.

Why is Fortnite Kings the best place to buy accounts and services from?

All of our accounts are legitimate and you can rest assured that your purchase is safe after ordering from us. Our accounts are either being listed directly by our staff members or have been purchased from other players who are looking to quit the game. We only sell accounts that include both full fortnite account login details and complete details for the associated email account. If you do not receive the email associated with the fortnite account when purchasing, you will undoubtedly be scammed. Whoever has access to the email address associated with the fortnite account can recover and change the password at any time. When purchasing fortnite services, many services may require your account details. Your account details are necessary any time we must access your account to complete the service, such as adding account wins or unlocking certain skins. It cannot be emphasized enough that you must ensure you are dealing with a reputable vendor when giving away your account details. When purchasing from Fortnite Kings, all of your details are encrypted when being sent to us (via SSL), and your account is prompty accessed only to complete the purchased service. Once your service has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email, and you are free to change your account details.

What do I do after purchasing a Fortnite account?

If you purchase elsewhere, the answer may be to wait (in some cases a very long time) until you receive your account details. If you’re purchasing from Fortnite Kings, your account details will be instantly delivered to you via email following purchase through our automated system. After you have received your account details, the first step is to secure your account. You have two options to secure the email associated with your fortnite account. You can either change the email address associated with your new fortnite account to an email address of your own, or you can change the password and account details of the email address that we send you. After you have either changed the email address associated with your fortnite account or secured the existing email address, you are free to change the password associated with the fortnite account. For additional security, we recommend turning on two factor authentication on both your email account and your fortnite account.

fortnite two after authentication

Enabling two factor authentication also gets you the Boogie Down emote!

Well, what are you waiting for?

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Fortnite Tracker

What is a Fortnite Tracker?

You may have heard some friends mention using a fortnite tracker. Fortnite trackers allow users to monitor the stats of themselves or their favorite fortnite players. Stats that can be monitored include number of wins, kill/death ratio, and number of matches played. Specific stat breakdowns can also be seen by platform played (so you can see separate stats for the times you played on mobile and the other times you were playing on your console or PC). Fortnite trackers are necessary because fortnite currently does not have a good native way of viewing detailed stats of yourself or other players.

What Fortnite Trackers are available?

You have a few options available when it comes to selecting trackers. The stats displayed are the same, so your decision will be based on the interface and layout of the website that you prefer. The most popular trackers available at this time are:

Take a look at each and see what tracker you prefer! In the event that one tracker is down, you always know that there are alternatives available as well. If your stats aren’t looking too great, we’d be happy to help you out! We have plenty of accounts to choose from with excellent stats here at the Fortnite Kings!

fortnite tracker

Screenshot of sample stats visible from FortniteTracker.com.

Fortnite Merch

Where can I find official Fortnite merch?

Since Fortnite’s initial release, third party sellers have been selling merch for the game (t-shirts, hoodies, pajamas, you name it). But now, Epic Games has given us an early holiday gift and has opened their official Fortnite merch store. The store is aptly named Retail Row, a homage to one of the game’s original locations on the Battle Royale island. At the time of writing, the merch store has just opened and currently the selection is fairly limited, although we can expect this to expand soon. The collection is currently a mix of Fortnite logo tees, pullover hoodies, and the iconic Durrr Burger Onesie! Prices vary, ranging from $25 for the logo tees to $70 for the Onesie.

Currently, all of the merch is available for Pre-Order only and will be shipping late December 2018 or in January 2019, a little unfortunate for those looking to get any of the merch for Christmas gifts. Fortnite will undoubtedly continue to expand the store if the demand is there, so if you have been looking for some other cool Fortnite attire to add to your collection (some sweatpants, pajamas maybe?) we would encourage you to continue checking their official merch store for new arrivals! Alternatively, if you’d rather spend your cash in the virtual Fortnite world, the staff here at Fortnite Kings would love to see you check out our incredible selection of accounts for sale!

Durrr Burger Onesie

Durrr Burger Onesie, now available at the official Fortnite merch store.

Fortnite Consoles

What consoles is Fortnite available on?

Fortnite is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (iPhone and Android devices). As a general rule (and there are some exceptions here with PS4 that will hopefully be addressed soon), you can play Fortnite with the same epic account on multiple consoles. You can login to your Epic account on your iPhone and play while you are out and about, and later log back in and play with your same Epic account on your Xbox One.

fortnite nintendo switch

Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch.

Can I play Fortnite with friends on a different console?

Yes, you can. Fortnite cross-play allows you to play in a lobby with other friends playing on different platforms. Note that if you are playing cross-play your lobby will also contain other players playing on mixed platforms. Keep this in mind if you are playing on mobile, you may have a hard time keeping up with players that are playing on consoles.

Is the gameplay on all Fortnite platforms the same?

Yes, Epic Games has done an excellent job of providing the same great Fortnite experience on all platforms. The only thing that varies is the control mechanisms. Mobile players have a unique control setup, but the gameplay mechanics are the same whether you are on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, or mobile. The graphics may vary a bit and you may notice some lag on some systems, particularily the Nintendo Switch as the graphics processing power on it is not as great as what you’d expect from an Xbox One or PS4.

Fortnite graphics on mobile

Left: Fortnite graphics on iPhone X – Right: Fortnite graphics on Xbox One

Are my skins and purchases available on all platforms?

Yes, they are. Your battle pass tiers progress, v-bucks, item shop purchases, etc. are all available across multiple platforms as long as you are logged in to the same Fortnite account.

Fortnite Rare Skins

What are rare skins in Fortnite?

Rare skins in Fortnite are those that were released in the earlier seasons, prior to Fortnite’s mega popularity, and those that were difficult to obtain when released. For some, there is a combination of both their early release and their difficulty to be obtained at the time. Skins like the black knight, released in season 2 (very early on), also required that players advance to tier 70 in order to unlock it. Epic later added the black knight to the item shop (a very controversial decision), but it still remains a rare skin to this day. Skins acquired at the upper level tiers of the battle pass will likely remain fairly rare for same time, as they require extensive time to reach the final tiers.

Black Knight Fortnite Skin

The black knight Fortnite skin.

Some of the rarer skins are also those that were released in early seasons but were the “less flashy” skins and were not purchased by many people. A good example of this is the recon expert. The recon expert, debated as potentially being the rarest skin in the game, was released in season 1 for 1,200 V-Bucks. A price largely in line with other skins in the shop that were a little flashier, not too many people decided to purchase this skin. The skin has been unavailable since, so those lucky few that made the initial purchase back in season 1 are the only ones who have the privilege to utilize this skin.

Recon Expert Fortnite Skin

Potentially the rarest Fortnite skin, the Recon Expert.

The galaxy skin, though recently debuted, has also remained relatively rare due to its expensive requirement to obtain. Players must play Fortnite on their Samsung Note 9 or a Tab S4, requiring you to spend hundreds of dollars (if you weren’t already an owner of the phone) in order to obtain the skin. For a full list of the rarest skins available in Fortnite, visit this link at SVG.com. With Fortnite’s growing popularity and fanbase, it is no doubt that the skins from older seasons that are not released again will continue to become rarer and more sought after. If you are new to the game but looking to get some old retired OG skins, Fortnite Kings would be happy to help! You can view our incredible selection of Fortnite Accounts by clicking here.

Fortnite V-Bucks

What are V-Bucks?

V-bucks are the in-game currency used to purchase various character customization options throughout Fortnite. These include new dances, skins, gliders, and much more.

Do V-Bucks give you any competitive advantage?

To date, no items give you any sort of competitive advantage in any of the game modes. The items earned are purely esthetic. While dazzling new skins and dances may make your friends jealous, they probably won’t improve your gameplay.

fortnite item shop

Some examples of what can be found in the item shop and bought with V-bucks.

How can I get free V-Bucks?

First and foremost, fortnite’s popularity has led to a lot of scammers trying to take advantage of people in search for V-Bucks. Searches for free V-bucks and V-bucks hacks will lead you to some websites attempting to steal your Fortnite account, or even worse, your credit card information. There are two ways to get truly free V-bucks directly from Fortnite, although they require an initial investment. Players who purchase the battle pass will be able to earn V-bucks each season as they progress through the battle pass tiers. Progressing through enough tiers will always allow you to earn enough V-bucks to purchase the next battle pass for the following season as well. Another method to get free V-bucks is through the lesser played Save the World mode. Save the World is the lesser known PvE mode in Fortnite. Currently, Save the World requires a one time payment to play, but epic games has talked about making this game mode free to play at some point in 2019. Once you have purchased Save the World, you can earn free V-bucks just by logging in and getting your daily login reward. Unfortunately, you will not always get free v-bucks just for logging in, but it does occur frequent enough to make it worthwhile to login daily at the minimum! Save the World has its own challenge and daily quests that give you 50 V-Bucks for completing. The Storm Shield Defense primary missions will get you a total of 100 V-Bucks when completed. The V-Bucks earned in Save the World can be spent on new stuff in the Battle Royale game mode.

How much are V-Bucks?

  • 1,000 V-Bucks – $9.99
  • 2,500 (+300 Bonus) V-Bucks – $24.99
  • 6,000 (+1,500 Bonus) V-Bucks – $59.99
  • 10,000 (+3,500 Bonus) V-Bucks – $99.99

V-bucks are currently listed in the in-game store at the prices listed above. As you can see, you earn bonus free V-bucks for buying in bulk. Fortnite Kings is currently offering many accounts that have some V-Buck available as well.

Buy V-Bucks Screen

Item shop showing your options for buying V-bucks.

How do I buy V-Bucks?

Purchasing from the in-game store is simple. Simply start-up Fortnite, navigate to the store, choose the amount of V-bucks you’d like (remember, bulk purchases get a bit of a discount), and select your payment method (via credit card or PayPal). Once your payment method has been charged your V-bucks will be applied to your account and can be instantly spent. If you are purchasing the discounted V-bucks from our store, we will have them applied to your account within 24 hours, although it is typically done much quicker than that and is dependent on order volume.