You have have heard that in Fortnite, you are able to protect your account so that your Fortnite account will be safe from intruders. How to do that? Epic Games offers a feature named 2FA which stands for Two Factor Authentication which then you will get the security code. How to activate it? And how can the code protect our Fortnite account?
2FA or Two Factor Authentication in Fortnite permits you to get a code from a device that you have before you are able to login. This security code that you will get makes much more difficult for someone who try to gain unauthorized access to your account. The code is good for one use, over a short period of time. The code will be sent to you via the verification method that you chose in your Account Settings.
Do you know how to enable this 2FA feature? If you do not know how to activate this feature, you need to follow the instructions below to enable 2FA in your Fortnite account.
- The first things that you have to do to enable 2FA feature is that you have to go to Account Settings. There, you will have to click on the Password & Security tab so that you are able to view your security settings.
- After that, at the bottom of the page, under the Two Factor Authentication heading, you need to click to Enable Authenticator App or Enable Email Authentication as your two factor method. So, here you are able to choose which method that you want to choose whether you want to enable it using the Authenticator apps or email address.
In case you select to use an authenticator app for two step authentication, there are some authenticator apps that you are able to find in your mobile device app store and those are Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator and Authy.
If you want to enable the 2FA using Authenticator App, here are the steps that you can do. After you choose Password & Security from the navigation when locating 2FA, you have to scroll down until you see the section for Authenticator App. You have to click on the button which reads Enable Authenticator App. Before you proceed, you will have to confirm your email address and after you confirm, go back to the screen before and click the blue button which says that I Have Verified My Email.
Then, the next screen will prompt you to allow your authenticator app. You can do this manually by entering a code or capturing a QR code. To capture the QR code, you have to launch the Authenticator app and in this case is Authy. Click the plus icon to add an account and then click on Scan QR code. When your camera opens, you need to hold your device up to the PC to scan Epic Games QR code. After it is captured, Authy will bring you to name the account and then click Done. The Authy app on your smartphone will generates a one time 2FA code.
Now, you have to go back to the Security page of your Epic Games account and insert the code which is produced by Authy in the entry field under the Sign In With Your Security Code. After that, you have to click the blue button which says Activate.