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Setting Up 2FA On Your Epic Account

3 months ago by QuestFerret in Rocket League News

Note:  We've had multiple reports that Epic Games are experiencing some issues with their 2FA linking process at the moment. Please remain patient and try again a little later. RL Garage has no affiliation with Psyonix or Epic Games (apart from our creator code) and are in the same situation you are.

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Hey everybody, as of yesterday’s Rocket League patch, you now need two factor authentication to be enabled on your Epic account in order to trade Rocket League items. 

Two factor authentication, put simply, is a system to help ensure that you are actually you. There are three basic means of authentication. First is something you know (for example, a password), then something you have (a mobile phone, or email account), and lastly something you are (fingerprints or retinal scans). 

While I love the idea of having to have a fingerprint scan to trade, Rocket League’s new patch only requires you to have set up the first two. This ensures that should your Epic password fall into the hands of a disingenuous person, they still won’t be able to log in

The official Epic Games website has a guide on how to enable two factor authentication, including a step by step YouTube video which walks you through the entire process. It’s intended for Fortnite, but the process is the same. That said, here’s a brief overview of the process to point you in the right direction:

 

First, you need to visit epicgames.com and sign in to your account. You need an Epic Games account to trade, so you should already have an account set up here. Use your preferred way to log in - if you’re on console, this may be through a Playstation Network or Nintendo account.

 

Once you’re logged in, hover over your username in the top right and click on “Account”.

 

On the next page you’ll be presented with some account options. You need to click on the “Password & Security” button on the left hand menu.

 

Scroll down on this tab and you should see a “Two Factor Authentication” section at the bottom of the page. You’ll be offered three options, all of which are fairly self explanatory. To turn any of them on, click the switch next to it and follow the instructions.

The Authenticator App option will require you to use something like Google Authenticator or Authy to log in. You’ll have to scan a QR code with the app, and this will generate a new code every thirty seconds that will let you prove you are you.

The SMS Authentication option requires you to enter a mobile phone number. Epic Games will then send a six digit code to your phone to verify that you’re you.

The Email Authentication option is similar to SMS verification, but codes will be sent to your email address instead.

At RL Garage, the team is very happy that Epic are enforcing two factor authentication for trading. Our moderation team see far too many attempts by scammers to gain your account details through fake giveaway websites, and we hope that this change will make this vector of attack a lot less dangerous.

My personal preference is to use the Authenticator App option using Google Authenticator (or, if you want to take it to the next level, something like a YubiKey). Unlike email verification, these methods require you to have a physical device in your hand, and are close to impossible to hijack without physically accessing the device that generates the codes.

It’s always a good time to remind you of some basic security principles - never use the same password for multiple accounts. If somebody tricks you into entering your password on a fake website, change your password immediately. If you have set up two factor auth and people ask you to give them an authentication code, don’t. 

Also make sure that you use strong passwords everywhere. Use lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, symbols, and the longer it is the better. Avoid using dates such as your birthday or anniversary, parts of your email address, or any other information that’s easy to guess. Password manager apps like Keepass and Lastpass are great for generating and managing strong passwords if you find that you have too many to remember.

We’re working on adding two factor authentication support to RL Garage, we hope to have an update on that soon. 

As an extension to this article, we’re compiling an article that lists the common scams that disingenuous users use to try and get you to give up your account or your items. Until then though, this post on the Rocket League Exchange subreddit is well worth getting familiar with.

Just as a reminder, apart from our creator code (which is RLGarage, by the way - #EpicPartner), RLG has no association with Psyonix or Epic Games. If you need support adding 2FA to your account, please go to Epic Games' support page.

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7 days ago
Mag ik kopen
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11 days ago
i have 2FA and it works bc i got the fortnite items BUT IT WONT LET ME TRADE IN RL
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21 days ago
This is the dumbest shit ever!!!!!
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22 days ago
@OmarL194 you only need one to trade
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22 days ago
Pretty sure 2FA is fixed now
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25 days ago
What musty fill I give smook ceiling fenec with end Warr if il sont proche il ne sont pas humain 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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1 month ago
what trail is that bro
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1 month ago
Epic fix your game
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1 month ago
I hate 2fa
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1 month ago
I did 2FA but still can’t trade
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1 month ago
My epic is brocken
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1 month ago
i cant fix it and now i cant trade but i realy wana trade
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1 month ago
no why did u do that
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1 month ago
I stopped playing cause i have 2fa and it says i dont and trading was the funniest thing i was doing at the time it is a fun thing to do
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1 month ago
I did 2FA but still can't trade !!
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1 month ago
Epic games please remove 2fa please
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2 months ago
Does anyone know if epic have fixed 2fa for rl ?
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2 months ago
This is the stupidest thing ever I stopped playing because of this dumb 2fa
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2 months ago
Nighrr
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2 months ago
Wow how much did send
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2 months ago
I speak french but i have only understand its à giveways xD
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2 months ago
Uuff79fddfy
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2 months ago
Why 2fa its sooooo bad epic games
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2 months ago
I don’t understand
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2 months ago
And I have this in fortnite
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2 months ago
Pls take off this I can’t because this stupid thing
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2 months ago
Pls take off this I can’t because this stupid thing
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2 months ago
Please take this off most people don’t have 2fa
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2 months ago
Can someone help me please I need to get 2fa but I have it on Fortnite and it’s the same epic account on RL but it says I don’t have it on RL but I have it on Fortnite
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2 months ago
Wowowowoowo what a save epic
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2 months ago
Epiccccc
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2 months ago
Epic
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2 months ago
I saw this and I was like until my brother came and activated for me
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2 months ago
Do I need to do all the factors or only one
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2 months ago
You guys are clowns 🤡
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2 months ago
My boy if you not smart enough to do this you shouldn’t be aloud to trade
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2 months ago
O-o ok I will have a look at that
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2 months ago
I’m 10 years old and I enabled 2fa so you people are smart enough to do this so stop complaining about this simple stuff
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2 months ago
Lol still can’t trade bruh
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2 months ago
Now is the game trash
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2 months ago
Nice design
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2 months ago
What a great addition. Anything to keep the spammers away from the game. too many people here trying to scam trade and they not smart enough to do it. lol All hail epic..
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2 months ago
......??
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2 months ago
Can someone help me I've forgotten the email attached to my epic if u can help please just search me up on rlg and dm me directly cuz I don't check this much
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2 months ago
Epic sucks
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2 months ago
I loved trading but now...
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2 months ago
What's the decal in the image?
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2 months ago
I can’t activate it can I get help
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2 months ago
@Lil_timmy12 go to help on the epic website and contact them put an email so u can communicate with them and tell him about ur problem i had the same problem and they helped me
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2 months ago
I put a wrong email in my epic and can’t do nothing
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2 months ago
Can u ask if they can change it back
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2 months ago
Thats really bad. I only like to trade to show my car off to my mates while playing and winning ! ? i hppe they change it back.
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2 months ago
Mr friend tried to buy some stuff from a RL store when they will traded it to him it tells him he can’t Bc this thing and he paid real money to buy the items and k is he can’t get em back
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2 months ago
I had 2fa since Fortnite was in season 7 so there's no problem here
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2 months ago
I hope they downgrade as I am trading for black diecis and am not able to trade hole they change like it was in2020
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2 months ago
It’s taken away from u bruv
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2 months ago
I have the fortnite emote that you get from 2fa but I still can't trade
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2 months ago
What I did for it to work was I disabled parent control settings and it worked for me
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2 months ago
No i dont 2fa
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2 months ago
Stupid upgrade
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2 months ago
Guys epic is just trying to protect you. It’s not their fault that you guys don’t even know how to enable 2fa. If it weren’t for epic half of you wouldn’t be playing the game because you don’t have an Xbox or ps. Now you guys blame epic when they jus trying to help you it’s really kind of funny. Cmon guys it not that hard.
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2 months ago
Epic pls fix that shit i wake up Think ohhh ye perfect day to trade and then ohhhhhhh epic bring the badest Update in the world now i cant trade
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2 months ago
Gyus u See it that soooo much people Quitte the game because before the Update there was Daily 1Million Player nie 500-700tousend that makes me sad
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2 months ago
Epic Brok trading?
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2 months ago
My epic doesnt even show up as being a thing even thought it’s my name in rl
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2 months ago
I’ve done sms but it still don’t let me
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2 months ago
Thanks soooo much i can trade again i was about to cry despite not having anythind
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2 months ago
Tysm rocket league tradind post
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2 months ago
This is Damm for nur traden?????
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2 months ago
Don't have my account dates. Epic games makes me leaving rocket league :(
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2 months ago
The thing is ive done 2fa an it doesn’t work
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2 months ago
Stupid update
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2 months ago
Epic broke trading ☹️
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2 months ago
I have done the 2FA and it’s still not working, have they fixed this yet?
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2 months ago
This makes me wanna quit rocket league if they dont fix this
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2 months ago
I hate epic now that they added this i cant trade ive done the stupid 2FA things and ITS NOT WORKING... THANK YOU EPIC
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2 months ago
People crying about not knowing their. Account details but I know lol
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2 months ago
epic is a joke
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2 months ago
Epic broke trading:(
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2 months ago
On switch?
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2 months ago
Is anyone elses saying it hasn't linked even tho you've done it like 3 times?
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2 months ago
So I’m supposed to buy a pc and download epic games and log into my account and then do everything
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2 months ago
AND IT TAKES SOOO LONG TO SET UP EVERYTHING
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2 months ago
And why do we need to sign into epic games we r on XBOX
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2 months ago
How in the world am I able to have epic games if I’m on xbox
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2 months ago
Mine says that my email was already used so it doesn’t let me sign in
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2 months ago
Mine is bugging anyone else’s
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2 months ago
Still doesn’t work for me.
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2 months ago
Crappy 2fa update
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2 months ago
Hguin
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2 months ago
3l:(((((
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2 months ago
Lmao imagine playing fortnite
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2 months ago
lol what does '2fa can kick rocks' mean
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2 months ago
2fa can kick rocks, my trades have lasted 10X longer than they needed to because people haven’t set it up
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2 months ago
Epic just gave me 1000 creds for free TY
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2 months ago
Apparently as of recently you now need to have bought credits to trade with other people
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2 months ago
Hello
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2 months ago
?
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3 months ago
I CAN NEVER EVER TRADE EVER AGAIN THANK YOU EPIC GAMES I CANT TRADE EVER AGAIN WOWOW IF SOMEONE NEEDS A REASON I MADE A FAKE EMAIL ACCOUNT TO PLAY FORTNITE I WAS YOUNG I DID NOT KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME
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3 months ago
Whýyyy
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3 months ago
Pls fix the switch servers
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3 months ago
Dcdjgjjt
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3 months ago
I will activate it
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3 months ago
i have already chosen the email and sms options for my account and i still can not trade is there anything else we have to do
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3 months ago
So annoying
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3 months ago
Guys I know the trick. When you sign in to epic games, you have to use your epic games account not your psn, Xbox, or steam account. I enabled 2fa on my psn account but realized that I had to do it on my epic account. Try it and hopefully it works for you. I can finally trade again!!!
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3 months ago
Activated , still not trading as no friends request from rl garage in my epic account, done everything right and still stuck , matter of time I guess
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3 months ago
do i have to activate all of them or just 1?
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3 months ago
this is a wonderful article. it helped me a lot as I didn't understand what 2fa is but i read it and it worked instantly. if it doesn't work then wait for a response or try later, if you don't know your password, like seriously, cant you just save that password in your google account. and for people who are nagging and nagging, just stop scammer. you cant do your tricks now. hope the writer have a wonderful day and everyone who is supportive t this update.
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3 months ago
I HAVE 2FA FOR LIKE 1 YEAR AND NOW IT DOSENT LET ME TRADE BUT I HAVE ENABLED 2FA ALREADYYYYYY THIS STUPID EPIC IS DUMB
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3 months ago
hopefully they have a update it works I've emailed epic about 5 times and there really helping but they need to update so if its enabled you can trade or get rid of 2fa
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3 months ago
#scammersgonnahate
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3 months ago
Hey guys it worked for me sorry for all it dont work for
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3 months ago
I wanna do a new email but i lost my old email bc my old phone is broken now i cant trade freaking epic games
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3 months ago
You can use an authenticate app. That's the only thing that worked for me. I used google Authenticate. It was the only app that worked for me.
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3 months ago
Honestly the only thing I hate about this is that I cant change my e mail because the e mail i originally have is deleted so i cant trade anymore because i cant verify from that e mail to change my e mail bec its been already deleted from a long time ago ffs.
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3 months ago
I mean I'm not stupid enough to give my details away but this is a good addition to security and I agree with those saying that the ones getting annoyed are scammers, looks like a lot of fake websites are going to be taken down.
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3 months ago
This is a great addition to the security, and all the people who are complaining shouldn't have trading accounts if they cant manage to do this 5th grade level task.
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3 months ago
I really hate this idea so much its boring keep it the way it was it was fun
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3 months ago
Yes, the worst part about all this is the hackers cant hack accounts anymore. I agree with you. XD
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3 months ago
lmao all the account hackers are raging in the comments lol
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3 months ago
This is so stupid. What is the point of making it so you can only trade with 2fa? Epic needs to fix there shitty mistake.
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3 months ago
Literally doesn’t work, I sent the verification too my phone did it. The option is now lit up blue. But yet still can’t TRADE. Fix your crapshute
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3 months ago
That was completely stupid and unnecessary. I finally activated it using the google authenticate app. Well at least people won't get into my account even if they guess password. Seriously i don't even know what my password is, but i remember it was about 57 didgets long.
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3 months ago
I activated it but this is just too funny im dying at all the other people's hate towards epic games it's just too funny anyone else just laughing at all the other comments of people who can't activate it?
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3 months ago
Great tutorial, Thank you so so much. I completely didn't get the whole 2FA thing but you've made it really simple.
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3 months ago
Do you have professional staff to fix this or not? My opinion is that you don’t.
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3 months ago
I can’t do it
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3 months ago
Omg why
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3 months ago
Just activate your account to trade. It's not that hard.
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3 months ago
OMG!!! Epic why? I have some pretty rare items like tw domious and can't trade it because of this dumb 2fa thingy. I also spent money on the game to trade and now it's broken. You pretty much scammed me for my money!!!
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3 months ago
Guys, email authentication is working for me by now, try it
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3 months ago
Yyyyyyyyy epic this is so unnecessary and I hiiiiighly doubt my epic password will get stolen because I don’t even fkin know it lol just pleeeeeease disable this epic I really want to trade but can’t enable this!!!!!!❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️?????????????????????????????⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️?????????
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3 months ago
I don’t know my dang password
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3 months ago
Frick epic games
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3 months ago
To all the people that cant enable it... JUST DO IT
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3 months ago
I love that I am seeing new articles here.
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3 months ago
I dont find my account.
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3 months ago
I fully support this move... The amount of people posting on reddit that there account is stolen or hacked is unacceptable and RL dev. made the right decision and choice to counter those stuff.
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3 months ago
Anyone on ps4 want to trade?
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3 months ago
WHYYYYYYYYY
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3 months ago
doesn't work lol
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3 months ago
it´s the biggest shit first it didn´t workend and after that i can´t even trade. I activat 2FA and i still cant trade what is that? EPIC FIX THAT!!!!!!!!! ITS COMPLETLY SHIT NOTHING WORKS WHY MAKES EPIC GAMES EVERY GAME SHIT AT FIRST FN WAS A NICE GAME NOW ITS TRASH RL WAS AT FIRST ALSO NICE AND NOW ITS TRASH. MY FAVORITE THING IN THIS GAME WAS THE TRADING AND EPIC DESTROEDY IR ?"/(""%§"/%&$§%"%&/ WHHHHYYY :(
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3 months ago
Stop hating on epic, if it wasn't for Epic, half you people wouldn't even message here because Rocket League wouldn't be f2p.
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3 months ago
It doesn't work even when 2FA is done.
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3 months ago
GUYS MY CREDITS GOT RESET ANYONE KNOW WHY?????
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3 months ago
I HATE EPIC LIKE CMON I WANT TO TRADE AND I DONT REMEMBER MY EMAIL AND PASSWORD
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3 months ago
can't enable 2fa. Fix this please i want to trade
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3 months ago
im dum so if uve already enabled 2fa on fortnite is it enabled on rl?? (by the way i dont play fortnite anymore that was a while ago)
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3 months ago
um wow all the hate thats harsh but thats wut u get
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3 months ago
FIX YOURE FUGHKIN GAME MAN! I DID ALL THIS BS AND IT STILL DONT WORK! WTF?
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3 months ago
EPIC = BUGS everyone knows that.
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3 months ago
'ty epic games, we all needed a 2fa '
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3 months ago
It won’t send me a code have spent over 100 dollars on the game thanks epic can’t even trade anymore pls epic of your seeing this change it back
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3 months ago
The 2FA is broken, why is it not working!!!!!
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3 months ago
Oh yea they're doing this for safety but now I can't even trade what's the damn use then epic games you don't know how to do anything stick with your dog water fortnite please. Tysm for the tutorial RL Garage at least you are trying to make things better!
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3 months ago
THANKS EPIC I HAD SO MUCH STUFF NOW I CANT TRADE CAUSE IT DOES NOT WORK
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3 months ago
hav a tw fennec and its rising and i cant sell ty epic games
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3 months ago
me : watching other people comment telling about 2fa also me who had already did this some moths ago : why are you telling epic dump? my friend trying to add 2fa : why it doesnt sent me a CODE
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3 months ago
I dont understand why people hate epic for doing this, its just to keep the community safe and i think the people dont see the value in this. Also a big thanks for the tutorial, it was really helpfull, i cant imagine Rocket League without Rocket League Garage, keep up the great work!
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3 months ago
i cant trade anyore big props to epic:))))))))))
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3 months ago
Yep, all codes are invalid for me too. And i don't want to download anything on my phone. GG
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3 months ago
*show epic who's boss. While your at it teach me how to type.
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3 months ago
RYLE, so Epic who's boss. 1. beacause you laughed at my pun, 2. because this is dumb and makes no sence. I have been getting codes from epic for a whole hour now, and not one has been valid. Well done epic.
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3 months ago
damn epic ruining this game with this rocket pass stuff giving 99% rare from free crates and now this 2fa damn.
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3 months ago
I need to apologize for that pun...
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3 months ago
I think it was fine without all this 2fa stuff. Not so EPIC if you ask me.
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3 months ago
Wow this system of trash,im literally putting the correct codes and it always says its wrong,how the hell do you **** up this bad
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3 months ago
yh my epic games account wont sign in becuz it says ive already loged in
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3 months ago
Damn plz epic get rid of this 2fa thingy. You are ruining the game just like you did with Fortnite!!!
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3 months ago
first lol
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3 months ago
thanks, epic for ruing rl trading I can't login and now I cant trade... big thanks epic
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3 months ago
stop being lazy, if you really want to trade then you would be motivated to try and set this 2FA thing up so you can do so. I already have it on from playing fortnit in the day and it was soooo easy (after I realised that it wasn't working because I wasn't logged in on epic games properly).
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3 months ago
Thanks epic, can't trade anymore because pointless 2fa. New u guys would ruin rl.
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3 months ago
this was a dificult process totally useless
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3 months ago
Wow. What a joke. I forgot my pass to my ps4 and can’t link to epic account with 2fa. This was so unnecessary and now I can’t trade.
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3 months ago
i have done it but it isnt working
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3 months ago
Thanks for the tutorial, you guys didn't have to do that.
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3 months ago
noice work lad
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3 months ago
I DONT THINK THIS IS NECCESARY
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3 months ago
quite useless and a pain
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3 months ago
Thanks! I couldn’t trade for a while but then I saw this :)
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3 months ago
Dear people who can't trade, activate 2fa
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3 months ago
I love that we're getting more articles on here. GLHF
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3 months ago
I can't see any trade, nor can I add a trade offer. Is the site down at the moment? I already activated the two-step authenticator.
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3 months ago
Well now i cant trade.
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3 months ago
i think it is worthless but still a new feature i totaly understand it on the otherside nobody want to loose his or her account.
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3 months ago
I have already authenticated it but it was useful, and I really appreciate this article. Thanks for the tutorial!
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3 months ago
What a save!
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3 months ago
I already authenciated an acc and its ez just login to epic acc and choose any 3 of your choice how you can authenciate any extensions
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3 months ago
I have activated it. Thanks for the tutorial!

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