How to enable Fortnite 2FA, unlock the Boogie Down emote and protect your stuff

You might have seen the occasionally message when starting up Fortnite to turn on two-factor authentication. If you haven't then you really should. Because it adds that extra layer of identification it makes it harder to hack your account and keeps all those skins, emotes and dances you've worked so hard to unlock, safer. 

As well as protecting all your gear, enabling Fortnite 2FA will get you a free boogie down emote which will let you how the world your stash is safe through the medium of dance. Think about it: you've probably got several seasons of Fortnite skins, gliders, emotes and dances unlocked from months of hard work completing challenges. It makes sense you'd want an extra level of protection to make sure no one else can steal it by hacking your account. Using Fortnite 2FA means no one can log in without a special code that's sent out every time you sign in. 

Here's a Fortnite 2 Factor Authentication guide to help you get set up and sleep easier at nights.

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What is Fortnite 2FA?

Two factor authentication - 2FA for short - is essentially a way of keeping your Fortnite account more secure. Since Fortnite is so popular, there's always people trying to hack your account and gain access to your favourite skins, so enabling 2FA is absolutely mandatory for stopping unwanted intruders.

The way it works is by making it so whenever you (or someone else) tries to access your Fortnite account from a new machine, you will need to prove its legitimate by inputting a code. This can either be emailed to you or provided via an authenticator app - the preference is yours - and while it can be annoying if you have to do it frequently, it means your account will be completely secure. As long as you don't give anyone the unique 2FA code, of course.

How to enable 2FA on Fortnite

To enable 2FA on your Fortnite account, simply head to Fortnite.com/2FA. Log in to your Epic Games account and underneath the option to change your password, you should see the option to enable either email 2FA or authenticator app 2FA. Pick your preferred option and follow the instructions on screen to enable Fortnite 2FA.

How to get the Boogie Down emote through Fortnite 2FA

Enabling 2FA on your account will get you the Fortnite Boogie Down emote, which has been available for a few months now - next time you log in, you should receive your reward. So if you haven't got Fortnite 2FA yet, voila - you have a brand new dance to use in-game!

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