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How to enable 2FA for Epic Games

01 Jul 2021 - by Kevin Archer

Important: If any sites prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, note you can always substitute it with Authenticator by 2Stable. Although they work in similar ways, Authenticator by 2Stable is more feature-rich and allows for multi-device syncing, iCloud-backups, and have easier account recovery in case you lose your device or just want to switch to a new one.
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Download Authenticator by 2Stable

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Locate 2FA Setting

  • Log in to your Epic Games account and go to ACCOUNT.

    Locate 2FA Setting
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Next Page

  • Choose PASSWORD & SECURITY tab.

    Next Page
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Activate Two-Factor Authentication

  • Scroll down and enable THIRD-PARTY AUTHENTICATOR APP.

    Activate Two-Factor Authentication
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QR Code

  • A pop-up window will appear for you to scan the QR Code with Authenticator App. Keep this window open as you reach for your phone. Note that anywhere (not just Epic Games) that prompts Google Authenticator also supports Authenticator App.

    QR Code
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Capture QR Code

  • Take out your mobile device and open the Authenticator App. At the bottom of the screen, tap the plus sign to scan a new account and hold your device up to the computer screen.

    Capture QR Code
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Save account

  • After successfully scanning the QR Code, the Authenticator App will automatically choose the Epic Games logo and autofill account name and secret key. Confirm it’s correct by clicking Save.

    Save account
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Two-Factor Authentication Code

  • Record the numerical token provided for Epic Games. Note that this code refreshes every 30 seconds.

    Two-Factor Authentication Code
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Complete Enablement

  • Returning to the Epic Games website, enter the numerical token in the appropriate field. When done click Activate.

    Complete Enablement
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Save your Backup Code!

  • Your Epic Games account is now protected. You can copy the backup codes into Authenticator or save them in a safe place. Press on X and that's all.

    Save your Backup Code!

You’re all set! You’ve enabled Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your Epig Games account. To learn more, visit the Epig Games support page. Stay safe!

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Note: If you haven't set up two-factor authentication or you don't have access to your Epic Games account, please contact Epic Games support directly.