Knowing how to enable Fortnite two-factor authentication keeps your account safe. It’s as simple as that. With an extra Fortnite 2FA step between you and potential hackers all the things you’ve earned and unlocked are just that little bit safer.
Protecting your Fortnite account is actually pretty easy as enabling Fortnite two-factor authentication is as easy as simply turning it on. Once 2FA on is Epic will contact you with a confirmation code every time you logon and, crucially, if anyone else tries. Even if a hacker has your password they won’t get any further unless they have the code as well. So all those dances, emotes and skins you’ve unlocked on your Fortnite account will be safe forever (heat death of the universe permitting).
This security conscious attitude will not only keep your Fortnite account safe but also unlock a free Boogie Down emote to prove it. Here’s a Fortnite 2 Factor Authentication guide to help you get set up and sleep easier at nights.
What is Fortnite 2FA?
Two factor authentication – 2FA for short – is essentially a way of keeping your Fortnite account more secure. Since Fortnite is so popular, there’s always people trying to hack your account and gain access to your favourite skins, so enabling 2FA is absolutely mandatory for stopping unwanted intruders.
The way it works is by making it so whenever you (or someone else) tries to access your Fortnite account from a new machine, you will need to prove its legitimate by inputting a code. This can either be emailed to you or provided via an authenticator app – the preference is yours – and while it can be annoying if you have to do it frequently, it means your account will be completely secure. As long as you don’t give anyone the unique 2FA code, of course.
How to enable 2FA on Fortnite
To enable 2FA on your Fortnite account, simply head to Fortnite.com/2FA. Log in to your Epic Games account and underneath the option to change your password, you should see the option to enable either email 2FA or authenticator app 2FA. Pick your preferred option and follow the instructions on screen to enable Fortnite 2FA.
How to get the Boogie Down emote through Fortnite 2FA
Enabling 2FA on your account will get you the Fortnite Boogie Down emote, which has been available for a few months now – next time you log in, you should receive your reward. So if you haven’t got Fortnite 2FA yet, voila – you have a brand new dance to use in-game!