The error of unable to sign in to account for PlayStation Network may prevent you from logging into Fortnite. Bye the way, how to fix that error? Let us find out that information here.
Unable to Sign in to Account for Playstation Network – How to Fix
When you get this error, you do not worry about that. It can be fixed easily. The easiest ways to solve log-in problems is to log out of PlayStation Network and then log back in. You have to ensure that your internet connection is stable and working. For best results, we suggest you to always use a wired Ethernet connection.
If you are able to get into PSN and not into Fortnite, you are likely encountering a server issue. Usually, there will be some server issues right when a new season drops or when a major update happens. Server maintenance occurs between Wednesday and Thursday at night.
Fortnite: Chapter 2 Season 5 caused log-in issues across the board. The day the update was released, server issues occurred on both PC and Nintendo Switch. When the servers are down, there is not much to be done. You have to wait until Epic Games fixes it. As these problems affect PlayStation Network, it does not matter if you are on PS4 or PS5.
How to Link Your Playstation Network Account to Your Epic Account
Epic Games recommends making a new Epic account for each platform from which you play: Playstation, PC, and Xbox.
Here are steps to link your Playstation network account to your Epic account:
- At the first step, you have to visit the Fortnite site.
- If you are already logged into an account, you are able to sign out.
- After that, you have to click the user icon at the top right of the page and choose “Playstation.”
- The next step is to log in using your **Playstation Network credentials.** When you play on console, Epic makes a temporary epic account for you based on your PSN credentials, and signing in will let you promote it to a full Epic account. For note: You do not use the credentials for any existing Epic account.
- Once logged in, you are going to be asked to Register. In order to link the account, you have to use an Email Address *and* Display Name that are NOT being used on another Epic account. (If you get an “account already linked” error message, you are most likely attempting to use an email address or display name which is already in use).
You have to remember that all of your save data is tied to your Epic account that your PSN name is linked to. After you have made your new Epic account (or promoted your console account to a full Epic account), you are able to return to Fortnite Scout and see your console stats with your new Epic username.
How to log out of Fortnite on PLayStation4
Apparently, there multiple ways that you can take to log out of your account on PlayStation4, all of which involve using a browser. This will be done from the PS4 itself or a PC, phone or tablet. As navigating the PS4’s browser is a bit clunky, now you may want to consider using a separate device to do this.
Method 1: Logging out of Fortnite via PS4
After you launch the game of Fortnite, you might be looking for a specific log out option from the main menu. Unfortunately, it is not as simple. Instead, you have to press the Options button from the game’s main menu, scroll down, and then choose the Support option. This is going to open up the PlayStation browser.
You are going to be brought to the Epic Games site. When the page loads, please head to the top right of the screen and then press Sign in. You are able to use this to sign in to your Epic Games account. Remember that you might have to use a verification code to get signed in. After you are in, please go back to the same spot, and you are going to see your username. If you hover over it, then a new option will appear, labeled Account, choose that option. This will direct you to a new page with some options on the left-hand side of the screen. You will want to click the Connections option.
The submenu defaults to Apps, so you are able to click on the Accounts. This will offer you to see a list of every Fortnite connection you have made, including the PlayStation Network. Choose PlayStation Network, check all the boxes, and then press Unlink. That logs you out of your Fortnite account on PS4. You will be able to use the same steps to log out of other systems like Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Changing users needs some steps. First, you have to reboot the game. After it relaunches, you are going to see a sign-in page on your display which allows the users to type in your specific PS4 user information or add a new account.
Method 2: Logging out of PS4 account via PC
Also, the steps above outline the same way for logging out of Fortnite on PS4. It does not matter if you are using a phone, tablet, or PC, it’s the same process. Probably, you find the process a little easier, especially because your particular browser may seem more familiar than the PS4’s browser. But again, from start to finish, logging out will almost resemble logging out of a PlayStation4 system exactly.
Firstly, you have to go to the Epic Games site. After that, sign in using the top right option. Next, you are able to steer back to your Epic account. Please head to Connections, and then unlink your PSN account. Afterwards, when you launch Fortnite from your PS4, the screen is going to ask you to sign in and connect an account.