If you want your Fortnite account to be as secure as possible, enabling 2FA (two-factor authentication) is a must. 2FA adds an extra wall of protection against hackers, requiring the user to fulfil additional security checks when somebody attempts to login to an account.
In this guide, we’ll explain how to enable 2FA in Fortnite, and take a look at some of the reasons why you’ll want to do it.
How to Enable 2FA in Fortnite (5 Steps)
For obvious reasons, Epic Games wants as many Fortnite players signed up for 2FA as possible. Therefore, they’ve made it pretty easy to activate 2FA in Fortnite; simply follow the step-by-step guide below:
Step 1. Head over to the Epic Games website and sign into your account.
Step 2. Once you’ve logged in, hover over your Username in the top-right and select ‘Account’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 3. On the account screen, select the ‘Password & Security’ tab.
Step 4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you’ll find the ‘Two-Factor Authentication’ settings. From here, you’ll have three authentication options for your account:
Option 1: Third–Party Authenticator App – If you select this option, you’ll need to download an authenticator app on your smartphone. There are several popular authenticator apps, including Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, and Microsoft Authenticator.
If you use an authenticator app, you’ll need to access the app when you login to Fortnite, and type in the unique code provided by the app to complete your login.
Option 2: SMS Authentication – When you enable this option, Epic Games will send you a text message with a code each time you login to your Epic Games account. To complete the login process, enter the code when prompted.
Option 3: Email Authentication – If you choose the email authentication method, you’ll receive an email with a verification code each time you login to your Epic Games account. You’ll receive the email on the address that’s linked to your Epic Game account.
Step 5. Click the toggle for whichever authentication method you would prefer to use. Epic Games will send you a test verification code appropriate to the option you select. This also gives you a preview of what to expect each time you login!
Congratulations, you have now enabled 2FA in Fortnite, and your account is much more secure!
Why Should I Enable 2FA in Fortnite?
The main reason you’ll want to enable 2FA in Fortnite is to keep your account secure. While passwords act as a good first line of defence, it’s much more difficult for hackers to breach an account with 2FA set up.
It’s particularly important to set up 2FA if your payment details are saved on your Epic Games account, as hackers can use this information to make fraudulent purchases from your account.
Are There Any Other Benefits to Enabling 2FA in Fortnite?
Yes! Epic Games have a variety of incentives to encourage players to enable 2FA in Fortnite. For example, players that want to compete in the various Fortnite cups are required to have 2FA enabled on their account.
Fortnite cups tend to come around a few times per year, and often have free skins and other cosmetic rewards tied to them. Earlier this year, players could compete in the Chica Cup and get their hands on the Chica Skin, based on the popular content creator. Last year, players had the chance to earn a skin based on Horizon Zero Dawn’s leading lady, Aloy, in the Aloy Cup.
Furthermore, once you’ve enabled 2FA for the first time, you’ll receive the exclusive ‘Boogie Down’ emote next time you login to the game.
Finally, if you’ve a generous nature, enabling 2FA in Fortnite will allow you to gift cosmetics and V-Bucks to your friends.