Safeguarding personally identifiable information, including financial credentials, are of paramount importance in the world of internet as access to such information has become easier. While passwords are the key to gaining access to personal accounts, breaking them has become increasingly easier with time, which saw an industrywide shift as developers added another layer of security — 2FA or two-factor authentication — to their apps to offer users additional security online.
An extra layer of security often goes a long way in easing tensions. Two-factor authentication or 2FA is one such optional security measure which when put in place can protect your data against unsolicited login attempts from unknown devices.
Microtransactions are a significant part of the Fortnite experience with V-bucks providing access to the battle pass, skins and other accessories, which help personalise the playing experience. To protect you from losing access to your account or risk financial fraud Epic enables players to activate 2FA.
If you have not activated 2FA for Fortnite yet, read this guide to learn how to and why you should enable 2FA on Fortnite.
Activating 2FA for Fortnite will enable this optional feature for all services that make use of your Epic Games account. This process applies to PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch and Mobile.
Enabling 2FA in Fortnite
Your Epic Games account will need to have a verified email address before you can enable this feature.
To enable 2FA on Fortnite follow the steps listed below.
Step 1: Head over to fortnite.com/2FA and log into your Epic Games account. Following this, you will be redirected to Password & Security settings.
Step 2: Choose your preferred method of activating 2FA and follow the on-screen instructions.
Listed below are the options available to setup 2FA:
- SMS Authentication
- Email Authentication
- Authenticator App
If you’re confused about which method to use, read this article by Parinita about 2FA and authenticator apps. For ease of use, I set up my 2FA to work via email, though it does have occasional hiccups due to undelivered codes.
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- Head over to fortnite.com/2FA.
- Log in to your Epic Games account. Following this, you will be redirected to Password & Security settings.
- Choose your preferred method of activating 2FA and follow further steps.
The next time you log in to Fortnite on a new console, PC or mobile, you will need to verify the device. Keep in mind to check the Remember device square (if present) to avoid having to re-verify the device time and time again.
Why should you enable 2FA in Fortnite?
Apart from security, listed below are two reasons why you should activate 2FA in Fortnite:
- It allows you to participate in tournaments and in-person competitive events — provided you meet the selection criteria.
- It is required to send and receive gifts in Fortnite — both parties need to have the option enabled.
Activating 2FA will also allow you to claim free games on the Epic Games Store.
Rewards for activating 2FA
Activating 2FA will give you the following in-game rewards:
- Fortnite Battle Royale: Boogie Down Emote
- Fortnite Save the World: 50 armoury slots, 10 backpack slots and a legendary troll stash Llama.
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