Linking your Epic Games account to your PSN account lets you access your Epic Games purchases, content and progress on other platforms. The only caveat is that you have to link your Epic Games and PlayStation Network accounts through the Epic Games website.
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Steps to Link Epic Games Account to PlayStation Network Account
- Open a web browser, navigate to www.EpicGames.com, and then sign in to the Epic Games account you want to link to your PlayStation Network account. To avoid linking to the wrong account I’d recommend putting your web browser in incognito mode before logging in to your Epic Games account.
- Click the name of your Epic Games account that’s displayed at the top of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then click “Account” in the drop-down menu.
- Click “Connections” in the menu on the left side of the screen. Connections options are shown on the right side of the screen.
- Click “Accounts.” A list of third-party accounts you can link to your Epic Games account is shown.
- Find the PlayStation Network option in this list, and then click “Connect” associated with the PSN option. The Link Your PlayStation Network Account screen is displayed, letting you know that linking your PSN account to your Epic Games account will enable you to share profile data, game progression, purchased and earned game content with your Epic Games account. Additionally, you’ll also be warned that once you’ve linked your PlayStation Network account to your Epic Games account you won’t be able to link a different PSN account to it.
- Click “Link Account” to proceed. You’ll be taken to a screen prompting you to log in to the PlayStation account you want to link to your Epic Games account.
- Enter the username and password associated with your PSN account on the next two screens, and then click “Sign In.”
You’ll be routed back to the Epic Games Connections screen, where you’ll now see your PlayStation Network name displayed in the PlayStation Network section, and you’ll see the the Connect button is now changed to Disconnect. Going forward, whenever you play an Epic Games game, such as Fortnite or Rocket League, while logged into a PlayStation console with your PSN account, you’ll automatically be logged in with your Epic Games account.
Reasons to Link Epic Games Account to PlayStation Network Account
By linking your PlayStation and Epic Games accounts, you unlock the ability to play with friends across multiple platforms. Say goodbye to the limitations of playing only with friends on the same system. With cross-play, you can join forces with friends on different devices and enjoy your favorite games together. This feature not only expands your social circle but also enhances the overall gaming experience.
Linking your accounts also enables cross-progression, letting you carry over your saved data and progress from one platform to another. No longer will you have to start from scratch every time you switch devices to play Epic Games like Fortnite and Rocket League on other devices. With cross-progression, your progress stays with you, so you can pick up right where you left off on any device. This feature saves time and effort, making gaming more convenient and enjoyable.
3. Exclusive Rewards
Linking your accounts can also unlock exclusive in-game rewards or bonuses. These can range from cosmetic items to special weapons or gear. Take advantage of these rewards by linking your accounts and show off your unique items to friends. This extra incentive not only adds to the gaming experience but also gives you an edge over other players.
4. Access to the Epic Games Store
Linking accounts also grants you access to the Epic Games Store on your PlayStation. This opens up a world of opportunities, allowing you to purchase games and make in-game purchases using your linked account. The Epic Games Store offers a vast library of games, from popular titles to indie gems. With this feature, you can expand your gaming library and discover new games to enjoy.
5. Improved Social Features
Linking accounts also enhances social features, such as cross-platform friends lists and easier invites to multiplayer games. This allows you to connect with friends on different platforms and play together, creating a larger and more diverse gaming community. This feature improves the social aspect of gaming, making it easier to find and play with friends.