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How to enable Fortnite 2FA

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If you haven't enabled Fortnite 2fa yet what are you doing? Fortnite two factor authentication is a vital part of protecting your account from hackers. Without it you could walk up one day and discover you can't login in and everything's gone. The horror! 

Fortnite two factor authentication a basic feature that keeps you safe with the '2fa' bit referring to the two stages it requires to log you in to the game. The way it works is to send you a code when you login that you have to enter, as well as your password, before you can proceed. Because you set where the code gets sent, hackers won't be able to get near it, and can't do any damage if they have your password. If they don't get the 2fa code they can't do anything.

Not only will you protect everything you've earned, unlocked and paid for, you'll get free stuff as well, with Epic handing out the Boogie Down emote for setting two factor authentication in Battle Royale. While if you're playing Save the World you'll get 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

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