How to Fix Fortnite's "2FA Not Active" Error


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How to Fix Fortnite's "2FA Not Active" Error

Abhimannu Das
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You can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Epic Games account, which is used for Fortnite logins.
Once you've completed the steps, 2FA will be enabled for your Epic Games account, adding an extra layer of security to your account.

f you have enabled 2FA, but Fortnite does not register the change this typically means the 2FA was activated on a different Epic Account from the one you usually play on. If this is the case, check that you are logged in to the account for which you want 2FA enabled and enable 2FA for that account by following the steps in this article.

How to Fix 2FA Not Working in Fortnite

If you are playing on a console, it may happen that your Epic Account does not have its own email address - which is required to enable 2FA. You can check if this is the case very easily by following the steps below:

  1. Go to

  2. Click on User Avatar (human silhouette icon) on top right

  3. If you see a menu with the option "Sign Out", click on it to sign out before proceeding to the next step. If, instead, you see the sign-in screen, continue to the next step.

  4. Once you are on the Sign in Screen, click on the logo of the Console you usually use to play (PS, Xbox, Nintendo)

  5. Enter your Console account email and password

  6. If you see a screen with a title "CREATE YOUR EPIC GAMES ACCOUNT" that means that your Epic Account doesn't have an email address assigned. Proceed to next step.

How to Upgrade Your Fortnite Account

  1. Go to, look in the top right corner, and make sure you’re signed out.

  2. Click the account icon in the top right section of the screen.

  3. Click the icon for the console or platform that you currently play on and want to connect to an Epic Games Account.

    • You will be taken to the website of that console or platform to sign in to your account there (i.e. if you select PlayStation you will be taken to the PlayStation account to sign in using your PlayStation account credentials).
      IMPORTANT: If you are playing on a Nintendo Child account, you will need to log into that account by using your Nintendo Sign-in ID, which was set by the parent during the account creation. If you use the email and password that is associated with the Nintendo account, you will access the parental account instead.

  4. When you sign in successfully, you will be returned to the Epic Games website, and you will see a page similar to what is shown below:

    IMPORTANT: If you do NOT see the page shown above, then you do not have any Fortnite progression on this account. Please check that you are logging in with the platform or console username and password of the account that you use to play Fortnite.

  5. Complete all required fields.
    IMPORTANT: The email you use must not already be registered to another Epic Games Account and must be a valid email that only you have access to. It doesn't necessarily have to be the same email address that you have associated with your console account.

  6. To create an account, you must read the terms of service and then check the box: I have read and agree to the terms of service.

  7. Click CONTINUE.

  8. A code will be sent to the email address you have chosen. Enter the code into the respective field and click VERIFY EMAIL.
    NOTE: 2FA via Email will be automatically enabled for your Epic Games account.

Your console or platform should now have a fully functional Epic Games Account associated with it. If you want to play on additional consoles or platforms and keep your progression, please follow the instructions for account linking. After the upgrade process is completed, make sure you stay signed in to the account you just upgraded.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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