What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and how do I opt-in?
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an optional sign-in feature that can provide additional security for your account.
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. Note: Currently, 2FA security codes can be received through either an authentication app or via your Epic Games email address.
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.
To opt in to Two-Factor Authentication:
Under the “Account” page where your settings are, 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.
If you prefer to use an authenticator app for two-step authentication, a few common authenticator apps can be found in your mobile device app store:
NOTE: The email address associated with your Epic account must be verified before you can enable this feature.