One of the most important Fortnite account settings is two-factor authentication, often referred to as 2FA. This is the best way to protect your account from potential hacks and password leaks.
Unfortunately, we live in a time and age where passwords can be compromised, and losing data is more common than we’d like. Game developers do everything in their power to protect their users, but it is the user’s responsibility to use all the tools available to guarantee the protection of their accounts.
One way to protect your Fortnite account is enabling two-factor authentication, Once enabled, the game will require a second code every time the player tries to log in. This code is sent to an email or through an app.
How to enable 2FA in Fortnite
Go to your Fortnite account. Log in using your Epic Games Account, and in the security settings, you will find the option to enable 2FA.
There are multiple methods, either through mail or using an app like Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and Authy. Keep in mind that each app has its own requirements. Some are linked to an email and others to a phone number. Losing access to an email or phone number could mean losing access to your authentication app, and, ultimately, your game, so it is important to protect it all.
Once you enable 2FA, Fortnite will reward you with the Fortnite Boogie Down emote. The 2FA is not limited to Fortnite, and it is possible to enable 2FA in other games, and that process can also grant rewards depending on the game.
The 2FA feature is not exclusive to just video games either. Other accounts like Discord and email addresses can also be protected using this method. To avoid confusion, the best option is to be consistent and pick one authentication app that can be used for all your accounts.