Epic Games will make a big 'Fortnite' announcement at The Game Awards 2018.



The annual show will take place on December 6, which just so happens to be the same day season six of the popular gaming title comes to an end, so it could be the introduction of the next season.

Geoff Keighley, the creator of The Game Awards, teased during a live Q&A ahead of the event: "'Fortnite' actually got announced by CliffyB at the VGAs 2011, very different game but yeah it was announced back then and we're excited that they will be a part of the show - we definitely have some 'Fortnite' news, Donald Mustard will be here, they are a nominee aswell so stay tuned for that."

Pressed on further details about the announcement, he replied: "Yes, there will be 'Fortnite' news at The Game Awards - I don't think we've publicly said that yet but uh - yeah there will be stuff around 'Fortnite'."

'Fornite' is nominated for Best Ongoing Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Esports Game at the ceremony.

Meanwhile, the latest news from the 'Fortnite' camp is that the plan to allow users to merge their accounts has been delayed until 2019.

The title is now available on multiple platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android, but currently doesn't allow players to do everything from one account, meaning they must make new accounts for each device they want to play the game on.

Developers at Epic are working on plans which will allow users to merge all their accounts together in order to have one central account, but have now delayed the project until "early next year".

The feature was supposed to be implemented at the end of November, and though they didn't explain what had caused the hold-up, they cited "ongoing technical concerns".

They said: "We want to make sure that this process is thoroughly tested and working properly before releasing it to those of you currently looking to transfer purchases from other accounts to your primary account. We'll be sure to update you as we get closer to the release of the feature, which will include a web page on launch to help guide you through the flow!"

Account merging was first announced in September, and proved to be a popular idea as it would allow players to access their Battle Royale cosmetics, V-Bucks, lifetime win stats, and early access to Save the World mode from any device they use to play the game.

Although full account merging isn't available yet, Epic did create a feature in September which allowed users to link all their Fortnite accounts to a single Epic account, so that future purchases of things like cosmetics and V-Bucks would be shared across all accounts.