- Activating your Epic Games account on each device will help you move all of your content, friends, and progress from one device to another.
- To activate Epic Games on a console, you need to go to the Epic Games website, sign in to your account, choose your console, and sign in using your PSN or Xbox Live credentials.
- To activate Epic Games on a PC or Mac, you need to download the Epic Games launcher, log in to your account, and install your games.
- To redeem an activation code for Epic Games, you need to click on your profile icon in the Epic Games launcher, click on ‘Redeem Code’, and input the code from the game you’ve purchased.
Epic Games has given us so many excellent titles over the years. But before you can play those fun games, you have to activate your Epic Games account. Fortunately, the process is pretty simple and easy to follow.
Epic Games isn’t simply a game developer that’s been putting out awesome titles since the early 90s. It’s also a place where you can buy games, store your progress, and connect with friends. You can connect it to your gaming console, PC or Mac, and even Steam.
So, whether you love the company’s games, or you’ve made some purchases, you’ll need to learn how to activate Epic Games on all your favorite devices. Fortunately, the steps are incredibly simple and we have you covered in the sections below!
Everything You Need to Know About Activating Epic Games
Anyone who enjoys Epic Games titles needs an Epic Games account. You can link it to your gaming console or PC/Mac and save progress, purchase games, communicate with your friends, and more.
Activating your Epic Games account on each device will help you move all of your content, friends, and progress from one device to another. Naturally, before you can activate it, you’ll need to register for one.
You’ll need a web browser to follow the steps below. You can use a mobile web browser on your phone or one on your computer. But once you have everything ready, scroll to the section that matches your device and follow the steps.
How to Activate Epic Games on a Console
If you love Fortnite, Rocket League, or any other Epic Games titles and you’re a console gamer, you must activate Epic Games on your Xbox or PlayStation before playing.
Your Epic Games account will track all of your progress and make it easy to install your games. Fortunately, the instructions are the same for both Xbox and PlayStation users. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Go to the Epic Games Website
Step 2: Sign in to Your Account
Now, sign into your Epic Games account.
Note: The email and password you use for your Epic Games account may be different than your username and email for your Xbox or PSN accounts.
Step 3: Choose Account
Select the console you need to activate your Epic Games account on.
Step 4: Click on “Apps & Accounts”
Now, click the Apps & Accounts option on the menu to the left.
Step 5: Click on “Connect”
Scroll to the console you want to activate with your Epic Games account and click Connect under it.
Step 6: Sign in Using Your PSN or XBOX Live Credentials
Input your email address (the one associated with your PSN or Xbox Live account) and the password. Now, your Epic Games account is linked to your Xbox Live or PSN account and, therefore, your gaming console.
How to Activate Epic Games on a PC or Mac
If you’ve upgraded to the wonderful world of PC gaming (or you like some Epic Games on your Mac), you can activate your Epic Games account there, too. The steps are simple and easy to follow, but you must download the Epic Games launcher first.
Step 1: Download the Epic Games Launcher
Note: The download button should default to the operating system you’re using, but you can select the option above it to reach the download page for the opposite OS.
Step 2: Log in to Your Epic Games Account
Now, choose the Sign in with Epic Games account option. Then, sign into your account. After you’ve bypassed the verification steps, you can install your games, restore progress, and start playing!
How to Redeem an Activation Code for Epic Games
If you’ve already purchased a game but need to redeem a code to activate it and get it up and running on Epic Games, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Click on Your Profile Icon in the Epic Games Launcher
Open the Epic Games launcher and sign into your account. Then, click on your profile icon in the top right corner.
Note: Ensure you log into the right account, otherwise you may run into trouble.
Step 2: Click on “Redeem Code”
A drop-down menu appears and you can select Redeem Code.
Step 3: Input the Epic Games Activation Code
Type the code from the game you’ve already purchased. Click Redeem at the bottom when you’re ready to submit it.
Note: If you run into errors, try restarting the Epic Games Launcher. If your code still isn’t working, you can contact customer support.
It doesn’t take much to activate your Epic Games account on all your devices. You can use a browser to easily link accounts and start playing your favorite games on new devices. Epic Games makes the process simple, and we can all be grateful for a little simplicity today.
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