Fortnite accounts are a tempting target for hackers, because they can be sold at high prices in the black markets or theft of bank cards associated with them, so you must secure your account in Fortnite to protect it.
Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, provides two-factor authentication to secure your account and protect it from unauthorized access.
The company also gives you free gifts when you activate the two-factor authentication feature in Fortnite. The gifts come to encourage users to activate the feature even though they protect your account.
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Black market accounts:
In 2018, a BBC interview appeared of a Slovenian teenager who made more than $20,000 in a short period by selling stolen Fortnite accounts.
The young man stated that he was using primitive methods to steal accounts and that the accounts are like a closed bag, and you may find an account that contains a lot of purchases or find an empty account.
The more rare the purchases and clothes in the account, the higher its price and the easier the opportunity to sell it.
This is one story out of many others. There are outfits in Fortnite that are so rare that they are worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
And since most of the audience of Fortnite is children, you find that their accounts are not completely secured. You find that they use passwords that are easy to crack, which is why Epic Games decided to give everyone who does two-step authentication through their account a Boogiedown dance along with a host of other rewards.
How to activate two-factor authentication:
Epic Games allows you to use three two-step access methods:
- Using an external authentication app: An app that you associate with your account, and that generates random code every time you log in
- Receive a random authentication code via email.
- Receive the authentication code via an SMS on your phone.
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It is best to receive the random authentication code via e-mail. The authentication application cannot be changed and if you lose it or your phone, you will not be able to access your fortnite account.
To activate receiving the random code via e-mail, follow these steps:
- Go to the account page Epic Games in a web browser
- Then head to the Passwords and Security page, after which I search for two-step authentication.
- Click to activate authentication via email
- Go to your email, and then copy the code that you will receive via mail
- Return to the activation page and then paste the code there.
And if you want to activate authentication via an external application, follow the steps mentioned above, but instead of choosing authentication via mail, go to Authentication via an external application.
Scan the QR Code that appears in front of you through the application that you will rely on, and then enter the six-digit code that appears in front of you on your Fortnite account page.
And you can use two-factor authentication via your phone number by clicking on the sign in front of it, then entering the phone number you want to link and waiting until you receive the random code, and then entering it on the site.
This method also protects your Epic Games Store account, which is an important step if you use the store a lot to buy different games.