It appears that Fortnite Battle Royale players will soon receive a gift of $10 in credit by completing a simple task ahead of the Epic Games Store Mega Sale.
Epic Games are the developer of Fortnite Battle Royale, and recently launched the Epic Games Store, a competitor to Steam which hosts a number of PC games, and also features some exclusive titles such as Ubisoft’s The Division 2.
Now, Epic Games are set to offer fans of their popular battle royale title $10 free of charge by completing a simple security measure inside the game.
How do players get their free $10?
Getting your hands on the free $10 from Epic Games is simple. All players have to do is enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on their Epic Games account, and they should be gifted with the Epic Games Store credit upon completion.
This program was first revealed by the game’s built-in news feed on Tuesday, May 14, but it was quickly removed. Thankfully, players were able to grab screenshots of the news, giving everyone time to prepare for the official announcement.
How do I enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on my account?
Enabling two-factor authentication on your account must be done on the Epic Games website, and cannot be completed inside the Fortnite Battle Royale game on your PC or console. Once enabled, players will receive an email with a special code from Epic Games that must be entered every time you attempt to log into your Epic Games account on a new device.
To enable 2FA:
- Go to epicgames.com and log into your Epic account.
- Open account settings by hovering over your username in the top right corner.
- Select password and security.
- At the bottom of the page, click on the ‘enable two-factor sign in’ button.
Why are Epic Games giving away store credit for 2FA?
Two-factor authentication is the best way that Epic Games can protect your account, which for many has already seen significant investment in the forms of purchased Battle Passes, and skins and cosmetics that have been bought from the in-game store.
By offering an incentive to players who have it activated, Epic Games hope to persuade more to enable the security measure on their account, while the $10 credit allows players to buy more skins, cosmetics, or get money off other games.
This isn’t the first time the developers have offered rewards for enabling 2FA, previously giving out emotes to those who turned it on.
What can I buy with my $10 credit?
Thanks to Epic Games’ generous gift, players can purchase V-Bucks from the in-game store, which they can use to acquire new skins, cosmetic items, or the Season 9 Battle Pass in Fortnite Battle Royale.
The $10 credit can also be used inside the Epic Games Store itself, allowing players to get money off one of the big titles available to purchase in the marketplace, or to buy a smaller game as part of the Mega Sale which is coming up.
When will I get the $10 credit?
While the news that Epic Games would be giving out credit to players first appeared in the in-game menu on May 14, the developers moved quickly to remove it, signalling that the event won’t be taking place just yet.
The fact that the graphics and news portions for the event were ready indicates that it won’t be too long though, so keep an eye on @FortniteCrypt for all the latest updates as to when you’ll receive your free $10.