Fortnite 2FA: how to activate two-factor authentication for Fortnite

Fortnite 2FA
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Want to know how to enable Fortnite 2FA (two-factor authentication)? Then our step-by-step guide is sure to help you out. 

Turning on 2FA for your Epic Games account will not only get you an exclusive emote in Fortnite - the Boogie Down dance - but will also protect you from any hackers looking to steal your account from you. So whether you’ve recently fallen for a V-Bucks scam, have some rare items you won't want someone stealing or simply want some extra peace of mind, turning on 2FA could help secure your profile.

It also only takes five minutes to set up two-factor authentication, so there’s no reason not to. Here’s how to enable Fortnite 2FA.

Step-by-step guide to turn on Fortnite 2FA

To turn on 2FA you need to log in to your Epic Games account on the official site. Hit ‘Sign In’ in the top right and select the platform your Fortnite account is associated with. 

  1. Go to your Account Page 
  2. Select Password & Security from the menu on the left of the page 
  3. Under Two-Factor Authentication choose the method you want to use 
  4. For Authenticator App, you’ll need to download one - such as Google Authenticator - and sync it with your account
  5. For SMS Authentication, you’ll have to provide a phone number that can receive texts 
  6. For Email Authentication, your account email address will be used
  7. After selecting one, when you sign in to Fortnite on a new device you'll need to provide a code you've received through your preferred method

With that done you should now have two-factor authentication successfuly enabled. Your account will be issued the Boogie Down emote - which you’ll get the next time you open Fortnite - and will be a good deal more secure now that 2FA is turned on.

Two-factor authentication, in general, comes recommended from us for any and all games, apps and accounts you use frequently. It's an extra line of defence against bad eggs who have the technical knowhow to hack into your accounts and potentially steal personal details. 

Whether it's a streaming service like Netflix or Disney Plus, or online games like Fortnite or Final Fantasy 14, you'll never want to turn 2FA off once you've gotten used to the extra step of typing in a separate code, especially in today's age when we're more online than ever before.

Hamish Hector
Senior Staff Writer, News

Hamish is a Senior Staff Writer for TechRadar and you’ll see his name appearing on articles across nearly every topic on the site from smart home deals to speaker reviews to graphics card news and everything in between. He uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though his specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.