Create a second Fortnite account (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Switch)

How to create a second account in Fortnite? What do you have to consider when creating a second account in Fortnite? One or two players who play the battle royale game from Epic Games may have been thinking about these questions in the past few weeks. The question arises mainly because some players like to play without skill-based matchmaking and do not want to be automatically assigned to players who match their skill level. To “escape” skill-based matchmaking, you can create a Smurf account, or more precisely a second account, and play with it. But how does that work? In this guide we will show you how to create a second account and play with it in just a few seconds.

Create a second account in Fortnite

If you play Fortnite on your PC, you can easily create a second account. All you have to do is create a second Epic Games account, start the Epic Games Launcher and log out. You can then log in with the second account and start playing directly with the second account.

  1. Create a new Epic Games account via the website (or log in via one of the social logins offered such as Steam or Facebook).
  2. Start the Epic Games Launcher, click on the profile in the top right and select “Log out”.
  3. Log in using the second account using the registration form and start Fortnite.

Second Fortnite account on PS4 or Xbox One?

If you play Fortnite on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One or Xbox Series or even Nintendo, you have to create another account on the console. So on the PS4 or PS5 you have to create another PSN account and re-register or select the other user when starting the console. You can then play Fortnite on the console with the second account. Since Fortnite is a free-to-play game, PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold is not required for the second account.

Transfer skins to the second account?

So far there is no way in Fortnite or the Epic Games Launcher to transfer purchases from one account to another account. Accordingly, purchased skins and other objects cannot be transferred to the second account. You may be able to transfer purchased content from one account to another via Support. If you want to do this, you should ask Epic Games support about this.

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