Fortnite has delayed plans to allow users to merge their accounts.

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The online video game 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 Games 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 this month, and Epic Games didn't explain what had caused the hold-up, only citing "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.