How to Enable 2FA in Fortnite

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your Fortnite account got hacked and all your precious skins and emotes were lost? It’s a chilling thought but one that highlights the importance of securing your account.

Whether it’s a new or old account, you need to have your account secured. That’s where 2FA or Two-Factor Authentication comes in. It adds another layer of security to your account, preventing it from being cracked. 

Enabling 2FA might seem like a difficult task, but it’s not. In this article, we will take you through the steps on how to enable 2FA in Fortnite. 

Types of Authentication in Fortnite


There are three main ways to enable 2FA through Epic Games in Fortnite. 

  • App Authentication
  • SMS Authentication
  • Email Authentication

All of these authentications work by sending you a code that you can use to log in to your Epic Games Account. App authentication sends a code to an authenticator app on your phone. Same for the SMS and Email authentication. You will receive a code on both of them.

How to Enable 2FA in Epic Games for Fortnite


How to Enable 2FA in Epic Games for Fortnite

There are three main ways to enable 2FA through Epic Games in Fortnite. 

  • App Authentication
  • SMS Authentication
  • Email Authentication

All of these authentications work by sending you a code that you can use to log in to your Epic Games Account. App authentication sends a code to an authenticator app on your phone. Same for the SMS and Email authentication. You will receive a code on both of them.

2FA Options in Fortnite

How to Enable App Authentication


After following the steps to enable 2FA, you can follow these steps to enable authentication through the app.

  1. Download an Authenticator app on your phone, Google Authenticator works best.
  2. Go back to the authentication methods on Epic Games and click Setup on App Authentication.
  3. A popup will appear with a QR code and an empty field asking for a code.
  4. Scan the QR code through the app and you will receive the code.
  5. Enter the code and click Activate App.
  6. And voila! You have enabled App Authentication.

How to Enable SMS/Email 2FA in Fortnite


If for some reason you don’t prefer the app authentication then you can opt-in for email or SMS authentication. Here are the steps to enable both.

  1. Go back to the authentication methods on Epic Games and click Setup on Email or SMS Authentication.
  2. For SMS Authentication, you need to enter your phone number and then you will receive a code.
  3. Enter that code to enable SMS Authentication.
  4. For Email Authentication,  a code will be sent to the email your Epic Account is on, enter that code to enable email 2FA.

Why Should You Use 2FA In Fortnite?


2FA is a great way to secure and prevent hack attempts at your account. There are a lot of other reasons to enable 2FA apart from security.  

Firstly, it allows you to participate in in-game competitive events. If you are a good player and want to start playing on the pro level and possibly win some money, you need to have 2FA. Secondly, without 2FA you are unable to send and receive gifts to friends through the item store. 

Finally, the cherry on top is the free Boogie Down emote you get after enabling 2FA. Unlocking competitive events, sending and receiving gifts, a free emote, and an extra layer of security, that’s what you can get by enabling 2FA.

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