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Epic Games has released a new feature today that requires players to enable 2FA in Fortnite Battle Royale.
If you missed the announcement, a new Fortnite gifting system has been launched today on most platforms.
If you have 2FA enabled then you’ll get the following items in Save the World:
- 50 Armory Slots
- 10 Backpack Slots
- 1 Legendary Troll Stash Llama
Your account security is our top priority! Protect your account by enabling 2FA. As a reward for protecting your account, you’ll unlock the Boogiedown Emote in Fortnite Battle Royale….. epicteam
iOS remains the odd one out as Apple prohibit such a feature to be used on their platform.
However, everyone on else on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch can now buy gifts for their friends.
However, to do this, the system requires you to complete a couple of different steps.
WHAT IS FORTNITE 2FA?
Enabling 2FA, or two-factor authentication, is a simple but effective way of protecting your Epic Games account.
And Epic Games wants you to enable it so that you can take part in the Fortnite Gifting System.
The new Gifting System is only around for a certain period of time and allows players to buy things for their friends from the Fortnite item Shop.
Only stuff that is currently available in the shop can be gifted, with a limit currently imposed on how many can be shared within a certain time frame.
By enabling fortnite 2FA, players can lose their password to a hacker and still have another line of defence before their account is breached.
This is where the two-factor part of your protection comes in, which usually means the second layer of password protection which has been enabled.
This comes in the form of a pin being sent to your phone or email account or a known key that adds another layer of security.
And it appears that Epic Games is rather keen on its players enabling the security measure while using their accounts.
Players have no doubt seen emails pop up warning them of people trying to access their accounts, with 2FA another way to make sure your information stays safe.
Here’s more about 2FA from Epic Games, who confirmed: “If you opt in to the 2FA feature, each time you sign in using your password, you’ll receive a security code that is good for one use, over a short period of time.
“The security code will be sent to you through the verification method that you selected in your account settings.
“Currently, 2FA security codes can be received through either an authentication app or via your Epic Games email address.”
HOW TO ENABLE 2FA IN FORTNITE
To enable 2FA, players will need to head over to the official Epic Games website and access your account.
When you have provided your name and password, you will need to click the security tab, where it’s possible to change your password.
You can also scroll down and look at the two 2FA options available to use for Fortnite Battle Royale, which includes using an Authentication App, or an email password.
AUTHENTICATOR APP: Use an Authenticator App as your Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) when you sign in you’ll be required to use the security code provided by your Authenticator App. To enable this service email address verification is required.
EMAIL AUTHENTICATION: You will need to verify your email address to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).To enable this service email address verification is required.
Alternatively, players can into their Account Settings, click on the PASSWORD & SECURITY tab to view your security settings.
At the bottom of the page, under the TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION heading, click to ENABLE AUTHENTICATOR APP or ENABLE EMAIL AUTHENTICATION as your two-factor method.
HOW FORTNITE 2FA SHOULD WORK
When you go to sign in, you’ll be asked to enter the security code from your preferred 2FA method (email or app). After doing so, you’ll be signed into your account. You’ll be prompted for a 2FA security code in the following situations:
a) The first time you sign in after enabling the feature.
b) If you sign in using a new device.
c) If it’s been over 30 days since you last signed in.
d) If you recently cleared your browser cookies.
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2FA is required for gifting
Fortnite’s 6.31 feature update added gifting and while initially only available for a limited time (one week from November 27), there’s one important factor you have to know. You need the 2FA enabled on your account in order to gift items.
Epic Games has outlined the key points:
- Make sure you have Multi-factor authentication enabled on your account. If you’re not sure how to get this setup then check out the instructions here.
- You must have been friends with somebody for at least 48 hours before you can send a gift to them.
- You will only be able to gift three times within a 24 hour period.
- Any gifts that are purchased are NOT refundable.
- You can only gift an item that is currently available in the Item Shop.
Add 2FA and get a free Fortnite emote
Not only is 2FA the best way to keep your Fortnite account and your purchases safe, Epic Games is now encouraging players to do it by offering a little incentive, as reported by Fortnite Battle Royale News.
— Fortnite News – fnbr.news (@FortniteBR) August 23, 2018