How to get 2fa on fortnite - Knowing how to activate 2FA in Fortnite and how to actually use two-step authentication is important, whether it's to protect your account or to participate in Fortnite tournaments. We will explain what 2FA is and how you can activate it.
You may have come across messages lately about two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, in Fortnite. If you have tried to participate in a tournament or give something to a friend it has surely happened to you; for either of the two things you will need the 2FA. Not to mention the main goal of 2FA: security.
Without 2FA in Fortnite, someone could steal your account and everything you've earned just by guessing your password. Another reason to turn it on, two-step authentication offers an extra layer of protection against hackers.
What is 2FA in Fortnite?
2FA is short for Two-Step Authentication. When activated you need another form of identification to log into your account in addition to the password. Additionally, you will need to activate it in Fortnite to do or obtain the following things:
- Security! 2FA increases the security of your account. Even if someone guesses your password, they will not be able to access your account.
- Free games! 2FA is required to claim some free games on the Epic Games Store.
- Gifts! 2FA is required to send gifts in Fortnite.
- Fortnite tournaments! 2FA is required to participate in Fortnite competitions, such as Cash Cups.
How is 2FA activated in Fortnite?
- You will first need to log into the website with your Epic Games Store account.
- Go to the Password and security tab in your account.
- Scroll down and you will see an area where LOGIN IN TWO STEPS is written in large letters. Here you can choose which form of 2FA you want to use: email, SMS, or an authentication app.
If you prefer an authentication application for 2FA, you can easily find it in the application store or in the Google Play store on your mobile phone:
- Google Authenticator
- LastPass Authenticator
- Microsoft Authenticator
And Voilà, that's it! You have already activated 2FA on the Epic Games Store and you can participate in a Fortnite tournament. Have fun!