How to Unlink Your Epic Games Account

Make use of unlinking features on PS4, Xbox One, and more

What to Know

  • An Epic Games account is the same thing as a Fortnite account.
  • To unlink: Go to, log in to your account, and select Connections.
  • Select Disconnect > Unlink under Xbox, Nintendo Switch, GitHub, Twitch, or the PlayStation Network.

This article explains how to disconnect your Epic Games account from a PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One console, and more. This process doesn’t delete your Epic Games account or its associated Fortnite data, which will remain on the Epic Games servers.

How to Unlink Fortnite Accounts From PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Unlinking an Epic Games account, which is the same thing as a Fortnite account, isn't actually done from your video game console. Instead, you'll need to log into the Epic Games website on a computer or mobile device.

  1. Open your preferred web browser on your computer and go to EpicGames.

    Epic Games website.
  2. Select Sign In from the top-right corner and log into your Epic Games account.

    Selecting to sign into official Epic Games website.

    If you’re already logged into the Epic Games website from a previous session, your username should appear in the top-right corner. Hover your mouse over your name and select Account.

  3. Select how you want to sign into your Epic account.

    Selecting which account to use to sign into Epic Games.
  4. Enter your username, email, and password and select Log In Now.

    Entering in login details on Epic site.

    You may be prompted to enter a security code if you haven't logged into the website for awhile.

  5. From your Epic Games account page, select Connections from the left menu.

    Connections settings in Epic Games site.
  6. Select Disconnect under each account you wish to disconnect from this Epic Games account. You'll be able to disconnect your Epic Games account from Xbox, Nintendo Switch, GitHub, Twitch, and the PlayStation Network.

    Connecting Github, Twitch, Xbox, Playstation Network, and Nintendo Switch accounts to an Epic Games account on the official Epic Games website.
  7. A confirmation message will pop up. Select Unlink to confirm the disconnect process.

    Account unlink screen on the Epic Games website.
  8. Repeat for each account you want to disconnect.

    If you make a mistake, you can always select Connect under an account type to reconnect it again.

Why Unlink Your Epic Games Account?

Epic Games accounts are used to power Fortnite's online matches and sync player progress between different video game consoles. While linking an Epic Games account to a PS4, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One console or account does provide a lot of benefits, there are some reasons why you may want to unlink it:

  • You connected the wrong Epic Games account.
  • You want to start Fortnite again from scratch.
  • You’ve created a new Xbox, PSN, or Nintendo Switch account.

You can have the same Epic Games account simultaneously connected to your Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. You don’t need to unlink from one to play on another. If what you're trying to accomplish is getting rid of multiple Fortnite accounts, consider merging those Fortnite accounts rather than deleting them. This saves your progress and resources.

What Happens After I Unlink My Epic Games Account?

The next time you open Fortnite after disconnecting your Epic Games account, you’ll be prompted to sign in with an Epic Games account. You can sign in with any Epic Games account you like, even your old one.

Once disconnected, all Epic Games account data still exists in the company’s online servers. You'll be able to log in at any time and pick up where you left off, if you so choose.

  • Can I relink my Epic Games account to my PS4?

    Yes. Follow the same steps you used originally to link your Epic Games account to your PS4.

  • Why can't I link my Epic Games account to another PS4?

    You can only have one PS4 connected to your Epic Games account at one time. Although you can link your Epic Games account to different consoles, you can't link it to two of the same console.

  • Can I link my banned PS4 account to Epic Games?

    No. Account bans apply to all platforms, so you can't link a banned PS4 account to your Epic Games account, or vice versa.

  • How do I add friends to Epic Games on my PS4?

    To add friends on your Epic Games account, you must use the Epic Games launcher, Facebook, or Steam on your computer. Friends you add will be carried over to all linked platforms.

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