How to Enable 2FA Fortnite on PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch & Mobile (Full Guides)

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While you’re playing Fortnite, a message pops up asking you to activate the 2FA feature but you don’t know how to do it, what it is about and what the function is. You definitely want to try enabling it, you don’t know how to proceed, don’t you? If so, you’re definitely at the right page now. In this post, we’ll show you how to enable the 2FA on all platforms in full guides. So, let’s do it now!

How to Enable the 2FA in Fortnite

Generally, the way to enable the 2FA feature on all platforms is totally the same. The difference is in the login step in which you should login to Epic Games using your platform’s account. Well, for the next step in enabling the 2FA whatever the platforms as you use are actually the same. But better if we explain the ways to enable the 2FA for each platform.

1. Enabling the 2FA on PC

For PC users, the way to enable the 2FA is pretty easy to use. Here’s how to enable the 2FA on PC:

  • Go to the official Epic Games site at epicgames.comhttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/.
  • Once you access the site, log into your Fortnite account by choosing the “sign in with epic games” option at the top of login account option.
  • After your account is opened, you need to open account settings at the top right of the screen.
  • Choose on  PASSWORD AND SECURITY option.
  • Then, find Two-Factor Authentication Menu by scrolling the page down.
  • You have to choose the methods as follow:
  1. Enable Authenticator App
  2. Enable SMS Authentication
  3. Enable Email Authentication.
  • Choose one of the methods or you can try one-by-one if needed. The methods above are the way to get  a security code.
  • Here, you can follow for the next steps until you get a security code over a short period of the time.
  • Well, the security code here will be sent to you depending on the  method that you can choose in your account settings.
  • When you already receive the security code, the 2FA feature is successfully enabled.

Those are the ways that you can do in enabling the 2FA on PC.

2. Enabling the 2FA on PS4

Here’s how to enable the 2FA on PS4:

  • Go to the official Epic Games site at epicgames.comhttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/.
  • Once you access the site, log into your Fortnite account by choosing the “sign in with playstation network” option. option at the top of login account option.
  • After your account is opened, you need to open account settings at the top right of the screen.
  • From your Account settings, choose Password and Security Tab.Then, find Two-Factor Authentication Menu by scrolling the page down.
  • You have to choose the methods as follow:
  1. Enable Authenticator App
  2. Enable Email Authentication.
  • Choose one of the methods or you can try one-by-one if needed. The methods above are the way to get  a security code.
  • Here, you can follow for the next steps until you get a security code over a short period of the time.
  • Well, the security code here will be sent to you depending on the  method that you can choose in your account settings.
  • When you already receive the security code, the 2FA feature is successfully enabled.

The two methods available to get the code on PS4 are just two options by email authentication and the authenticator app.

The first method allows you to receive the security code through email. Well, each time you login to the Epic Games account, you will receive an email with another code  which you should enter.

For the second method, you can download the app into your phone. When you login, you will have to open the app to get the security code.

3. Enabling the 2FA on Xbox One

Here’s how to enable the 2FA on PS4:

  • Go to the official Epic Games site at epicgames.comhttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/.
  • Once you access the site, log into your Fortnite account by choosing the  Sign in with Xbox Live” option at the top of login account option.
  • After your account is opened, you need to open account settings at the top right of the screen.
  • Choose on  Security Settings page option.
  • Then, find Two-Factor Authentication Menu by scrolling the page down.
  • You can see three methods to enable the 2FA, they are
  1. Enable SMS Authentication
  2. Enable Email Authentication.
  • Choose “Set up two-step verification” under the two-step verification.
  • Choose one of the methods or you can try one-by-one if needed. The methods above are the way to get  a security code.
  • Here, you can follow for the next steps until you get a security code over a short period of the time.
  • Well, the security code here will be sent to you depending on the  method that you can choose in your account settings.
  • When you already receive the security code, the 2FA feature is successfully enabled.

Generally, the Xbox One user prefers to choose the Enable SMS Authentication method. Besides the sms authentication is safer, it’s also easier to get the code through sms than email or app.

4. Enabling the 2FA on Nintendo Switch

Here’s how to enable the 2FA on Nintendo Switch

  • Go to the official Epic Games site at epicgames.comhttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/.
  • Once you access the site, log into your Fortnite account by choosing the “sign in with Nintendo” option at the top of login account option.
  • After your account is opened, you need to open account settings at the top right of the screen.
  • Choose on  Choose Sign In and Security Settings option.
  • Then, choose Edit next to Two-Step Verification.
  • You can see three methods to enable the 2FA, they are
  • Enable Authenticator App
  1. Enable Email Authentication.
  • Click on the red Enable Two-Step Verification button.

By Email Authentication:

  • If you want to verify through email, you can submit the provided email. Make sure your email address is correct.
  • Here, you can follow for the next steps until you get a security code over a short period of the time sent to your email.
  • Once you already receive the security code, you can enter the verification code.

By Authentication App:

  • If you choose the Enable Authentication App, you actually have to download Google Authentication app on Google Play Store or iOS store.
  • Then, you need to scan the QR code on your Nintendo account screen to get the code.
  • Enter the six-digit code.
  • After that, add your Nintendo account on Google Authenticator.
  • Here, you will receive a list of eight digit back-up codes to login to your Nintendo Switch account if you have no permission to access Google Authenticator.
  • Last, you have to copy and paste the codes somewhere.

Well, those are the ways that you can do to enable the 2FA on Nintendo Switch.

5. Enabling the 2FA on Mobile

Enabling the 2FA on mobile is almost the same as enabling it on PC. Here’s how to enable the 2FA on Mobile:

  • Firstly, get a browser on your mobile.
  • On your browser address, type epicgames.comhttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/
  • Once you are at the official site of Epic Games, you need to login your account.
  • After your account is opened, you need to open account settings at the top right of the screen.
  • Choose on  PASSWORD AND SECURITY option.
  • Then, find Two-Factor Authentication Menu by scrolling the page down.
  • You can see three methods to enable the 2FA, they are
  1. Enable Authenticator App
  2. Enable SMS Authentication
  3. Enable Email Authentication.
  • Choose one of the methods or you can try one-by-one if needed. The methods above are the way to get  a security code.
  • Here, you can follow for the next steps until you get a security code over a short period of the time.
  • Well, the security code here will be sent to you depending on the  method that you can choose in your account settings.
  • When you already receive the security code, the 2FA feature is successfully enabled.

Here’s the way to get the security code by using those methods:

Enable Authenticator App

  • If you choose the Enable Authentication App, you actually have to download Google Authentication app on Google Play Store or iOS store.
  • Then, you need to scan the QR code on your mobile account screen to get the code.
  • Enter the six-digit code.
  • After that, add your Mobile account on Google Authenticator.
  • Here, you will receive a list of eight digit back-up codes to login to your mobile account if you have no permission to access Google Authenticator.
  • Last, you have to copy and paste the codes somewhere.

Enable SMS Authentication

  • If you want to verify through sms authentication, you automatically will receive the security code sent to your phone number.
  • Once, you already receive the security code on sms, you can enter the verification code.

Enable Email Authentication

  • If you want to verify through email, you can submit the provided email. Make sure your email address is correct.
  • Here, you can follow for the next steps until you get a security code over a short period of the time sent to your email.
  • Once you already receive the security code, you can enter the verification code.

Well, those are all ways that you can take to enable the Two-Factor Authentication.

What is the 2FA?

The 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) is a method that allows you to set a periodically generated protection code to prevent others from accessing your account without your permission, by requesting a “one-time” code (other than the standard password) that is sent to one of the user’s owned devices.

Moreover, the 2FA feature is one of the most effective and efficient ways to protect your Epic Games account for all games within, not only for Fortnite. Then, if you turn it on, anytime you want to log in, you surely will receive a one-time security code based on the method that you choose when you enable the 2FA. Then, you can only log in by using the code as you receive.

What is the function of the 2FA?

Nowadays, games are such a commercial object to sell and buy. Why? As we know that almost every battle royale game, including Fortnite uses a certain currency to make any transaction within the game. Well, in-game currency here can be obtained if you make a purchase first using your real money.

Whatever the items that you want to have in Fortnite, of course you should buy it first using V-Bucks. The V-Bucks is a Fortnite currency that you can get by purchasing it with your real currency. For example, if you want to have 1,000 V-Bucks, you definitely have to spend about $10.

Well, the 2FA here functions to protect your Fortnite account from any unwanted thing, especially from hacker’s attack. When your Fortnite account is hacked by unfair people, they surely will use your account to buy or sell the item within. Further, your account may be sold to another with the high price. Well, you sadly will lose your Fortnite account.

What will you get after enabling the 2FA?

That’s such a kindness of Epic Games in which you definitely will get the reward after enabling the 2FA. However, it can be a way from Epic Games to attract many users to get started in enabling the 2FA feature. Well, after you enabled the 2FA on your Epic Games account, you definitely will get:

For Fortnite Battle Royale

  • Boogie Down Emote.

For Save the World mode

  • 1 Legendary Troll stash Llama,
  • 50 Armory Slots
  • 10 Backpack Slots

Aside from getting the reward after enabling the 2FA, you can also allow to send a gift to your friends. If you do not enable the 2FA, you actually cannot send a gift to your friends. So, if you want to be kind enough to send a gift to your friends, enabling the 2FA is a must for you.

To note, not all items in a Fortnite shop can be a gift. There are some item that you can’t send a gift, here they are:

  • V-Bucks
  • Battle Passes
  • Offers that use real money
  • Items are not currently in the Item Shop
  • Items are already in your Locker

How about you? Are you ready to enable the 2FA feature right now?

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