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.
- Go to https://www.epicgames.com
- Sign into your account
- Click on your username and press “Account”
- Go to the “Password & Security” tab
- Scroll down to the “Two-Factor Authentication” section
- 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.