How to Unlink Your Epic Games Account

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

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:

Fortunately, the process for how to unlink Epic Games accounts from PSN or another gaming account is fairly straightforward and easy to do.

Unlinking an Epic Games account simply disconnects it from your gaming console account. 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.

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.

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

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

    Official Epic Games website.
    Epic Games

    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. From your Epic Games account page, select Connected Accounts from the left menu.

    Official Epic Games website.
    EpicGames
  4. 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.
    Epic Games
  5. A confirmation message will pop up. Select Unlink to confirm the disconnect process.

    Account unlink screen on the Epic Games website.
    Epic Games
  6. 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.

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.