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How to Enable Epic Games and Fortnite 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) - Epic Games Support



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two-factor authentication adds an

additional layer of security to protect

your epic games account additionally it

allows you to take advantage of features

we offer through our products such as

participating in competitive events in

fortnight we offer three options to

choose from using an Authenticator app

on your smartphone SMX texting on your

phone or through your email address we

will explain how to enable each one in

this video note that this video assumes

you have already verified your email

address on your epic games account which

is required in order to enable

two-factor authentication to enable

two-factor authentication go to the epic

games website and click on sign-in in

the top right corner enter your email

address then your password and click on

login now hover over your account name

in the top right corner and click on

account click on password and security

scroll down to two-factor authentication

you will see three available options

Authenticator app SMS authentication or

email authentication first we will show

you how to enable the Authenticator app

note that you can only have one type of

two-factor authentication enabled on

your account at one time in order to

enable this click on enable

Authenticator app a pop-up will appear

outlining the three easy steps you need

to take to get the authenticator app

enabled you will need to download an

Authenticator app on your smart phone to

be able to complete this process in this

example we will be using Google

Authenticator app on Android note that

the process will be slightly different

on iOS devices open the app and tap on

begin tap on scan a barcode scan the QR

code on your screen tap on Add Account

remember the code on your phone the code

will refresh every so often for

additional security enter the six digit

code in the pop-up and click activate

backup codes are created in case you

lose access to your Authenticator app

click on generate codes make sure to

write down these codes somewhere safe or

you can click on download codes to save

a text file containing the codes on your

computer to confirm the Authenticator

app is working correctly sign out of

your Epic Games account by hovering over

your name in the top right corner and

click on sign out

click on sign in in the top right corner

enter your email address then your

password and click on login now you will

be prompted for a six digit code open

your Authenticator app and enter the

code then click on continue you've

successfully enabled two-factor

authentication through Authenticator app

on your app it games account SMS

authentication is another option you can

use without access to the internet or

smartphone in order to use this under

the two-factor authentication section

click on enable SMS authentication

select your country code and enter your

phone number then click send code check

your phone for the verification code in

the pop-up window enter the confirmation

code and click on activate click on

close to confirm it is working open the

epic games launcher enter your email and

password then click on login now when

prompted enter the six digit code that

is sent to your phone and click on

continue you've successfully enabled SMS

authentication on your epic games

account email authentication is the

third option we offer to use this click

on enable email authentication check

your inbox for the email containing your

two-factor code in the pop-up enter the

code you received in your email and

click on continue a window will appear

confirming email authentication has been

enabled on your account click on done to

confirm the email authentication is

working hover over your name in the top

right corner and click on sign out log

back into your account by clicking on

sign in in the top right corner enter

your email address

bend your password and click on login

now a two-factor code will be sent to

your inbox

check your inbox for the code and enter

it into the confirmation window then

click on continue you've successfully

added email two-factor authentication to

your epic games account