Activating 2FA, or two-factor authentication, on Fortnite is a necessary security measure and precaution to protect your account and keep it secure from hackers and other online threats.

While it's not mandatory to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Epic Games account, it's definitely a great precaution to take so you can safely enjoy Fortnite without worry.

As an added incentive, Epic Games rewards any player who enables the multi-factor authentication feature with items for the Fortnite Save the World mode and even a free emote! Here's how to set up Fortnite two-factor authentication.

Why You Should Set Up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Not only does 2FA protect your account security and keep your personal information and in-game goodies safe, Epic Games also explicitly state you should enable 2FA to make the most out of your Epic Account and Fortnite features:

  • Security - 2FA increases the overall security of your account. Even if somebody guesses your password, they'll be prompted for an additional code and won't be able to access your account without it.
  • Free Games - Epic is known for periodically giving away free games on their Store. 2FA is required to claim some of those freebies.
  • Gifting - Enabling 2FA on Fortnite is a requirement to be able to send gifts to other players.
  • Fortnite Competitions - 2FA is also required to participate in Fortnite competitive modes, like the Fortnite World Cup.

How to set up Fortnite 2FA

Setting up two-factor authentication on Fortnite is easy and should take no more than a few minutes. You do this through your Epic Games account. Follow our step-by-step guide below to learn how.

  1. Log into your Epic Games account through the official website.
  2. Head to the Account page.
  3. Click on the "Password & Security" tab.
  4. Under "Two-Factor Authentication," you'll see the following options: Two-Factor Authenticator App, Email for Two-Factor Authentication, and SMS code for Two-Factor Authentication.

If you go to enable Authenticator app for two-step verification to keep your account safe, you can find any of the following third-party apps available on your mobile device app store:

  • Google Authenticator
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • LastPass Authenticator

You must provide your current phone number for an SMS message, so make sure you input it correctly and double-check for any errors! If you go down the Email route, a code with be sent the email address linked to your Epic Games account.

  1. Decide which method of these you would like to use
  2. Click set-up next to your chosen methods and follow Epic's on-screen instructions.
  3. You'll be prompted to type in the code via your chosen two-factor authentication method - you should get a green success method if the code is correct.
  4. Once set up successfully, your account will update to reflect your chosen two-factor authentication 2FA method.

Rewards for setting up 2FA Fortnite

Your account security is always the top priority for Epic Games. As such, they are incentivizing players to enable 2FA and protect their accounts by giving them free rewards for doing so.

Upon activating 2FA on your Fortnite account, you'll get the following items in the Fortnite Save the World game mode.

  • 50 Armory Slots
  • 10 Backpack Slots
  • One Legendary Troll Stash Llama

Players will also get access to the free Boogie Down emote, which can be used in both Fortnite: Battle Royale and Save the World.

Final Thoughts

Setting up two-factor authentication is the best way to keep your account secure and safe from cyber hackers and other threats. You don't want anyone stealing your hard-earned V-Bucks, do you?! Luckily, 2FA on Fortnite is quick and easy, so you can get back to winning those Victory Royales in no time.

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