Fortnite: Protect your Account! Enable 2FA

Article from Epic Games Website

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and how do I opt-in?

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an optional sign-in feature that can provide additional security for your account.

If you opt in to the 2FA feature, each time you sign in using your password, you’ll receive a security code that is good for one use, over a short period of time. The security code will be sent to you through the verification method that you selected in your account settings. Note: Currently, 2FA security codes can be received through either an authentication app or via your Epic Games email address.

When you go to sign in, you’ll be asked to enter the security code from your preferred 2FA method (email or app). After doing so, you’ll be signed into your account. You’ll be prompted for a 2FA security code in the following situations:

a) The first time you sign in after enabling the feature.

b) If you sign in using a new device.

c) If it’s been over 30 days since you last signed in.

d) If you recently cleared your browser cookies.

To opt in to Two-Factor Authentication:

  1. Under the “Account” page where your settings are, click on the PASSWORD & SECURITY tab to view your security settings.
  2. At the bottom of the page, under the TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION heading, click to ENABLE AUTHENTICATOR APP or ENABLE EMAIL AUTHENTICATION as your two-factor method.

If you prefer to use an authenticator app for two-step authentication, a few common authenticator apps can be found in your mobile device app store:

  • Google Authenticator
  • LastPass Authenticator
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Authy

NOTE: The email address associated with your Epic account must be verified before you can enable this feature.

Source: Epic Games Website (view original article)


Please Note: This was a limited time offer and the free Emote offer is no longer available.

PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT! ENABLE 2FA

8.23.2018

By The Fortnite Team

Your account security is our top priority! Protect your account by enabling 2FA. As a reward for protecting your account, you’ll unlock the Boogiedown Emote in Fortnite Battle Royale.

TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (2FA)

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) can be used to help protect your account from unauthorized access by requiring you to enter an additional code when you sign in. The Two-Factor Authentication feature currently supports the use of an authenticator app or an email address authentication method.

Once you’ve opted into Two-Factor Authentication, you will be asked to enter the code from your preferred two-factor authentication method, then you will be signed into your account.  You will be prompted for the two-factor passcode the first time you sign in after enabling the feature, if you use a new device, if it’s been over 30 days since you last signed in or if you’ve cleared your browser cookies recently.

GET STARTED HERE

To opt into Two-Factor Authentication:

  1. In your ACCOUNT Settings, click on the PASSWORD & SECURITY tab to view your security settings.
  2. At the bottom of the page, under the TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION heading, click to ENABLE AUTHENTICATOR APP or ENABLE EMAIL AUTHENTICATION as your two-factor method.

If you prefer to use an authenticator app for two-step verification, here are a few common authenticator apps that can be found in your mobile device app store:

  • Google Authenticator
  • LastPass Authenticator
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Authy

Keep your account safe and remember, Epic employees will never ask for your password!

Source: Fortnite Website (view original article)

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13 thoughts on “Fortnite: Protect your Account! Enable 2FA

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    1. This post is from August so I’m not sure if getting the emote is possible but you could try. Just follow the steps :

      GET STARTED AT: http://epicgames.com/2FA

      To opt into Two-Factor Authentication:

      In your ACCOUNT Settings, click on the PASSWORD & SECURITY tab to view your security settings.
      At the bottom of the page, under the TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION heading, click to ENABLE AUTHENTICATOR APP or ENABLE EMAIL AUTHENTICATION as your two-factor method.

      The post includes how to do it if you need more help or visit the Fortnite website at https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/2fa

      Hope that helps a bit 🙂

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