Epic's previously announced account merge system for Fortnite was quietly put online this week. Players who have multiple Fortnite accounts on multiple consoles can now combine them – and all previously earned skins, V-Bucks and other items under a single Epic account.

The tool can be found on the Epic website, but the actual process of merging accounts is quite complex. First, you must set one account as primary and the other as secondary. You can find out how to do this here. One account must have been used for PS4 and the other for Xbox One or Nintendo Switch before September 28, 2018.

After you set a primary and secondary merge account, your secondary account will be disabled, and all cosmetics and V-Bucks it contains will be kept for two weeks before they are finally transferred to your primary account. You can read more about this process on the Epic website.

Epic announced for the first time that Fortnite players should consolidate their console accounts last September, after Sony finally allowed the PS4 version of the game to support cross-play with other consoles. The tool was originally scheduled to start in November, but was delayed by Epic to early 2019 due to "continuing technical concerns".

"We want to make sure that this process is thoroughly tested and working properly before being passed on to those of you who are currently trying to transfer purchases from other accounts to your main account," the company said at the time.

The Account Merging System is coming to the end of Season 7 of Battle Royale, but will end in February. In the run-up to Season 8, players have begun to experience earthquakes during the game, suggesting that some major world-changing events will take place before the new season kicks off. In the meantime, read our full season guide to Season 7 for tips on mastering your remaining challenges, though there are still more challenges to come as the Valentine's Day event approaches.