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How to enable Fortnite 2FA - use two factor authentication to protect your account and get free stuff

Fortnite 2FA two factor authentication
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It's time for a new season which means a boost in interest and even more reason to enable Fortnite 2FA. Fortnite two factor authentication is and easy to activate extra layer of security everyone can activate and sleep easier knowing that it'll be harder for anyone to hack their account. Imagine it - being locked out of your Fortnite accoiunt and losing everything you've worked so hard to earn. 

Fortnite two-factor authentication will prevent the unthinkable by sending you a confirmation code when you log in. Only you'll get the code so it means that if someone else did hack your account they wouldn't get any further. Fortnite 2FA basically acts as a double check and as hackers or other malicious logins won't get the code, it's much harder for anyone to steal your stuff. 

In fact Epic think it's such a good idea it'll give you free stuff for setting it up. For Battle Royale you'll get the the Boogie Down emote, while if Save the World if your thing you'll get 50 armory slots, 10 backpack slots and one Legendary Troll Stash Llama. All for signing up for Fortnite 2FA.

Using Fortnite two-factor authentication to protect your Fortnite account is really easy so here's how to enable Fortnite 2FA and protect all your stuff. 

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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 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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