Get a free Fortnite dance with two-factor authentication activation
The deal is a thinly-veiled attempt at rewarding users for making their accounts more secure, helping Epic Games run a tighter Fortnite ship and reduce the amount of account hacking issues that a game of Fortnite’s size will inevitably suffer from. By enabling 2FA, users will be able to snap up the “Boogie Down” legendary dance so they can strut their stuff mid-game to showcase just how secure their account is compared to everyone else’s.
For those who don’t know what 2FA is, it’s essentially a way to verify your identity when logging into a platform to ensure that someone hasn’t snapped up your login details. Usually it takes the form of sending an email with a verification link or a text with a hashed code that needs to be entered into a password field. It can also be a code delivered to you through a companion app, such as Google Authenticator.
A lot of the existing Fortnite scams all try to get you to give your details over in exchange for some V-bucks, which never materialise. As Epic points out during Fortnite loading screens, these scams are reasonably popular and Epic will never ask for your password or give out free V-bucks or likewise in exchange for it.
To combat this rise, Epic has rolled out 2FA and wants everyone to sign up for it. It’s a smart way to improve user security and get people talking about, and understanding, the risks of sharing sensitive information online. Users who haven’t already enabled 2FA will be prompted to do so when they start the game up, although you can opt to bypass this to play the game if you’d rather just dive into things.
A standard emote on Fortnite can be quite pricey at times, so a free emote for spending a couple of minutes securing your account isn’t a bad trade.