Fortnite 2FA Guide – What Is It & How To Enable It

Fortnite 2FA Guide – What Is It & How To Enable It

What is 2FA in Fortnite?

Chances are that you’ve heard of the term 2FA in Fortnite. It stands for two-factor authentication and is a commonly used feature used on pretty much every service that requires you to have an account. Two-factor authentication is as the word itself suggests, an extra layer of security. Usually, this extra layer of security is a code sent to your mobile each time you wish to log in. However, the use of authentication apps have been steadily growing throughout the years and is also what Fortnite uses. Apps like Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator allows you to store authenticator codes on your mobile. This not only brings the element of 2FA but also protects against sim card swaps, which text message 2FA is vulnerable against. When using 2FA in Fortnite, you simply open the app in which you’ve saved your code and type the displayed sequence of numbers into your game. You can also choose to use email-authentication instead, which sends the code to your email. This option is less safe than using an app, as your email can get hacked. To break into your account that has 2FA through an app, the hacker would need your physical phone.

How to enable 2FA in Fortnite

To enable 2FA in Fortnite, follow these simple steps.

  1. Go to https://www.epicgames.com
  2. Sign into your account
  3. Click on your username and press “Account”
  4. Go to the “Password & Security” tab
  5. Scroll down to the “Two-Factor Authentication” section
  6. Press “Enable Authenticator App” or “Enable Email Authentication”

Choose whichever option you prefer. If you want the safest option there is, then go with the Authenticator App choice, as an email can be hacked. To break into your account with an authenticator app link, one would need your physical phone. Popular authenticator apps include Google Authenticator & Microsoft Authenticator. Using these apps are very simple. To enable the Fortnite 2FA inside your authenticator app of choice, simply press add new, often represented by a plus button. Choose scan a code, and point the camera on the QR-code shown on the Epic Games Website.

2FA should now be enabled and you will receive a free emote in Fortnite once you login.

Jack Roque

Jack is an avid gamer who isn't afraid to take on a challenge. Having been a gamer his entire life, Jack is interested in multiple genres of both desktop and mobile games. Thus, he writes on a wide variety of titles. With thousands of hours of game time in popular titles such as League of Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Minecraft, Jack has experienced most video game genres. Throughout his life, he has achieved impressive results in many of these games, reaching high-diamond at his peak in LoL, attaining more than 1000 solo wins in Fortnite, and collected multiple Cutting Edge achievements in WoW. Jack started his career as an online content creator and writer back in 2017. After working in several industries, he knew that he wanted to combine his passion for gaming with his content creation skills, thus he became a writer at Gamerempire.net. Besides his efforts here, Jack contributes to other outlets - making tier lists for Tierlistmania, business-related posts for Medium, and more. You can connect with Jack on Twitter.

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