The Epic Games Store Requires Two-Factor Authentication for Free Games
To Get Free Games, The Epic Games Store Requires Two Factor Authentication
The Epic Games Store is apparently tightening up on security as players are now required to enable the two-factor authentication setting on their account when claiming free games. This adds another step to the verification process which automatically makes Epic Games user accounts one step safer.
If you wish to enable two-factor authentication, you will need to log into the Epic Games Store then navigate to your account settings where you will be able to initiate the process. Put simply, two-factor authentication usually requires users to confirm their identities when they are logging into their account(s). Logging into your account will trigger a prompt that automatically sends a pin to the phone number or email address that is linked to the account. You must then enter the code in the window provided and access will be granted.
This two-factor authentication is now required for users to claim the free games that Epic Game Store is giving out. The games available right now is the horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the action RPG Crashlands. Users are able to expect these games up until May 7th only. At the time being, the two-factor authentication to get free games is only required until May 21st.
This might have always been in the cards for the storefront but it is also possible that the lawsuit filed against Epic last year played a role in their decision to fortify its system. The lawsuit was primarily focused on Epic’s failure to maintain adequate security measures and alert users to security breaches in a timely manner. In this case, the lawsuit was dismissed but it definitely left some lingering suspicions and skepticism in the minds of many.
Much respect is due to Epic because it did not have to have a two-factor authentication system implemented but it will surely put many minds at ease that their account security is being taken seriously.