Fortnite 2FA is a very important addition to your account, to provide an extra layer of security in case your main password gets compromised. Not only does adding Fortnite two factor authentication or multi-factor authentication to your account help to protect you from unauthorized access, but Epic has also made it a requirement for several features in the game, so you won't be able to gift items or participate in competitive events if you don't have it set up. There are other benefits alongside improved security if you initiate it, however, as you'll unlock an exclusive free emote (and some Save The World goodies if applicable) just for setting up two factor authentication on your Fortnite account.
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Fortnite two factor authentication protects you from hackers by adding a two step process to logging in, either by sending a secondary code to back up your password, or by using an authenticator app, again to back up your password. It basically means that should your password leak or get hacked, no one can use it without having access to the second code as well.
If you're a regular player with plenty of gear in your locker that you've bought or earned over time, you definitely don't want to risk losing it, so Fortnite 2FA provides an extra layer of protection. Epic considers two factor authentication to be such a high priority in Fortnite that they hand out rewards just for activating using it – namely the Boogie Down emote in battle royale mode, and if you're playing Save the World then you'll also get 50 armory slots, 10 backpack slots, and one Legendary Troll Stash Llama.
What is Fortnite two factor authentication?
Here's what Fortnite 2FA does, and how to enable it.
Fortnite two factor authentication, 2FA, or multifactor authentication makes your account more secure by requiring a second layer of authentication. The way it works is that whenever the game detects a login from a new device it will ask for proof that it's you in one of two ways. You'll either be asked for a code sent only to the account holder via email, or be asked for a code from an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, or Authy. It means your account will be completely secure against hacks and password leaks.
How to enable Fortnite two factor authentication
To enable two factor on your Fortnite account, simply head to Fortnite.com/2FA (opens in new tab). Log in to your Epic Games account and underneath the option to change your password, you should see the prompt to enable either email 2FA or authenticator app 2FA. Pick your preferred choice and follow the instructions on screen to enable Fortnite authentication.
How to get the Boogie Down emote through Fortnite 2FA
Enabling 2FA on your account will get you the Fortnite Boogie Down emote, so the next time you log in you should receive your reward automatically. If you haven't got Fortnite 2FA yet, then here's another good reason to do so – you'll soon have a brand new dance to use in-game!