Epic Games has released a new feature that needs players to enable Two Factor Authentication or 2FA in Fortnite Battle Royale. In case you missed the news, a new Fortnite gifting system has been launched on most platforms. iOS is the only odd one because Apple prohibits such features to be used on their platform. However, everyone else on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch is not able to buy gifts for their friends. To do this, the system requires you to complete some different steps.
Fortnite Two Factor Authentication or 2FA is a simple but effective way of protecting your Epic Games account. The developer wants you to enable it so that you are able to take part in the Fortnite Gifting System. Apparently, the new Gifting System is only around for a specific period of time and allows players to buy things for their friends from the Fortnite item shop. Currently, the only stuff that can be gifted is the one that is available in the shop, with a limit currently imposed on how many can be shared within a certain time frame.
By enabling Two Factor Authentication or 2FA, players are able to lose their password to a hacker and still have another line of defense before their account is breached. It is where the two-factor part of your protection comes in which normally means the second layer of password protection which has been enabled. This one comes in the form of a pin being sent to your phone or email account or a popular key that adds another layer of security. And it seems that Epic Games is rather keen on its players enabling the security measure while using their accounts. The players of Fortnite have no doubt seen emails pop up warning them of people trying to access their Fortnite accounts, with 2FA another way to make sure your information stays safe.
If you want to enable Two Factor Authentication or 2FA, you will need to go to the official website of Epic Games and access your account. When you have entered your name and password, you will have to click the security tab, where it is possible to change your password. You are also able to scroll down and look at the 2FA options available to use for Fortnite Battle Royale, which includes using an Authentication App or an email password. As an alternative, you are also able to go to the Account Settings and click on the Password & Security tab to view your security settings.
When you sign in, you will be asked to enter the security code from the method that you want. After doing so, you will be signed into your account. You will be prompted for a 2FA security code in some situations. First, the first time you sign in after enabling the feature. Second, if you sign in using a new device. Third, if it has been more than 30 days since you last signed in. Fourth, if you recently cleared your browser cookies.