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How to enable Fortnite 2FA

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It might not sound sexy, but Fortnite 2fa is important. Fortnite two factor authentication means it's harder for anyone to hack your account if they get your password which, unless you use unique passwords for everything, could easily happen thanks to leaks and data breaches. It's basically like an extra lock to open that makes it harder for chancers to try their luck, and, if done right, means only you can access your account. 

The way two factor authentication works in Fortnite is to add two stages to you logging in. So instead of a single password getting you straight to your account, there's also a 2fa code required. This will be sent to you and you alone, meaning that without it, the password alone is useless. That protects you and your account from malicious logins, making it much, much harder for anyone to get luck with a leaked password.  

This obviously not only makes your account more secure and protects all your hard earned gear, but it also earns you an exclusive Boogie Down emote which you can only get when you turn Fortnite two factor authentication on. And, if you're playing Save the World as well, then 2fa will get you 50 armory slots, 10 backpack slots and one Legendary Troll Stash Llama.

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. 

What is Fortnite 2FA?

What Fortnite two factor authentication is and how to enable it.

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 anyone tries to access your Fortnite account from a new machine, you will need to prove it's a genuine (IE you) login by inputting a code sent out by Epic to the account holder. This can either be emailed to you or provided via an authenticator app - the preference is yours. 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

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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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Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's guides coordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website.  I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.