Epic Games will occasionally require users to enable two-factor authentication before redeeming free games on its digital storefront between now and May 21st. The goal is to encourage “players to take steps to strengthen their Epic account security,” the company wrote in a blog post. To enable two-factor authentication, users have to log into the Epic Games Store and head into their account settings.
In January 2019, a security flaw in Fortnite allowed hackers to access the Epic Games accounts of users who clicked a suspicious link. A few days ago, Nintendo acknowledged that 160,000 Nintendo accounts were impacted in hacking attempts, which started earlier this month. Nintendo urged all of its users to activate 2FA on their Nintendo accounts, which proved to be an effective block against the exploit that targeted the dated Nintendo Network (NNID) account system.