How to Turn on Fortnite Two Factor Authentication

Protect your Epic Games account with 2FA


What to Know

  • Log in to Epic Games. Select your username > Account Password & Security > Enable Authenticator App or Enable Email Authentication
  • The first method requires an app like Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator that you'll use to scan a QR code.
  • If you select Enable Email Authentication, a code will be sent by email when you sign in.

This article explains how to enable two-factor authentication on your Epic Games account, protecting your Fortnite data and in-app purchases.

How to Enable 2FA in Fortnite

When you enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Epic Games account, you're also enabling it for Fortnite. While it's a free game, it has in-game transactions, so when you enable 2FA for Fortnite, you're protecting your data and those in-game purchases. 

  1. Log into your account on the Epic Games website.

    log in page for Epic Games website
  2. Select your username in the top right corner, then select Account.

    The Account link
  3. On the left side of the window, select Password & Security.

    The Password & Security header
  4. Scroll down to Two-Factor Authentication. You have two options to choose from to enable 2FA for Fortnite and Epic Games: Enable Authenticator App or Enable Email Authentication. 

    Two factor authentication options
  5. To use the authenticator app, you need to have the app installed on your phone. If you select Enable Authenticator App, a pop up will appear with a QR code for you to scan with the app, which then provides a code to use as your 2FA. 

    pop up screenshot of the authenticator app option
  6. If you prefer to use email as the source for the 2FA code, then select Enable Email Authentication and a code will be sent to the email address connected to your Epic Games account. 

    email option for 2FA

What is Two Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication is a way to confirm your identity when logging into a website, app, software, etc. It uses your password and a second tool like a phone number, email address, or authenticator app where you can receive a one-time code. You then present that code as proof you're who you say you are when logging in. 

New to authenticator apps? It's easy to set up Google Authenticator. The Microsoft Authenticator app is also straightforward.

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