Why is it important to enable 2FA?

We highly recommend enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for the following reasons:

  • Security!
    2FA increases the security of your account. Even if somebody guesses your password, they won’t be able to access your account. 
  • Free games!
    2FA is required to claim some free games on the Epic Games Store.
  • Gifting!
    2FA is required to send gifts in Fortnite.
  • Competing in Fortnite!
    2FA is required for participation in Fortnite competitive events such as the Fortnite World Cup!

Since your account security is a priority for us, we also give players  rewards for enabling 2FA. You can check them out here. For more information about what you can do to secure your account, please see our Account Security News post.

How do I enable 2FA?

  1. Go to the ACCOUNT page.
  2. Click the PASSWORD & SECURITY tab.
    epic games account password and security
  3. Under the TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION header, click the 2FA option you want to enable: ENABLE AUTHENTICATOR APP, ENABLE SMS AUTHENTICATION or ENABLE EMAIL AUTHENTICATION.
    epic games accounts 2fa options

If you opt to use an authenticator app for 2FA, these common authenticator apps can be found in your mobile device app store:

  • Google Authenticator
  • LastPass Authenticator
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Authy