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Setting Up 2FA On Your Epic Account

13 days 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.

Comments

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1 minute ago
People crying about not knowing their. Account details but I know lol
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7 hours ago
epic is a joke
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8 hours ago
Epic broke trading:(
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11 hours ago
On switch?
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14 hours ago
Is anyone elses saying it hasn't linked even tho you've done it like 3 times?
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14 hours 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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14 hours ago
AND IT TAKES SOOO LONG TO SET UP EVERYTHING
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14 hours ago
And why do we need to sign into epic games we r on XBOX
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14 hours ago
How in the world am I able to have epic games if I’m on xbox
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23 hours ago
Mine says that my email was already used so it doesn’t let me sign in
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1 day ago
Mine is bugging anyone else’s
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1 day ago
Still doesn’t work for me.
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1 day ago
Crappy 2fa update
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1 day ago
Hguin
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1 day ago
3l:(((((
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1 day ago
Lmao imagine playing fortnite
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1 day ago
lol what does '2fa can kick rocks' mean
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2 days 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 days ago
Epic just gave me 1000 creds for free TY
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2 days ago
Apparently as of recently you now need to have bought credits to trade with other people
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2 days ago
Hello
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2 days ago
👋
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2 days 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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2 days ago
Whýyyy
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3 days ago
Pls fix the switch servers
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3 days ago
Dcdjgjjt
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5 days ago
Please fix your stupid server latency, Epic Games. I haven't been able to play a single game since one of the new updates without the dumb game freezing (Even in training). And before you say "Wow, what a shitter, he's just too poor to afford a strong internet connection", it's happening to all of my friends who are on Switch
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7 days ago
I will activate it
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7 days 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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9 days ago
So annoying
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9 days 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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10 days 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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10 days ago
do i have to activate all of them or just 1?
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10 days 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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11 days 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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11 days 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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11 days ago
#scammersgonnahate
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11 days ago
Hey guys it worked for me sorry for all it dont work for
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11 days 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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11 days 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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12 days 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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12 days 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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12 days 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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12 days ago
I really hate this idea so much its boring keep it the way it was it was fun
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12 days ago
Yes, the worst part about all this is the hackers cant hack accounts anymore. I agree with you. XD
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12 days ago
lmao all the account hackers are raging in the comments lol
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12 days 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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12 days ago
this is gay
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12 days 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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12 days 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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12 days 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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12 days 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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12 days ago
Do you have professional staff to fix this or not? My opinion is that you don’t.
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12 days ago
I can’t do it
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12 days ago
Omg why
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12 days ago
Just activate your account to trade. It's not that hard.
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12 days 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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12 days ago
Guys, email authentication is working for me by now, try it
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12 days 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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12 days ago
I don’t know my dang password
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12 days ago
Frick epic games
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12 days ago
To all the people that cant enable it... JUST DO IT
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12 days ago
I love that I am seeing new articles here.
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12 days ago
I dont find my account.
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12 days 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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12 days ago
Anyone on ps4 want to trade?
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12 days ago
WHYYYYYYYYY
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13 days ago
doesn't work lol
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13 days ago
R.I.P the trading community (not me tho)
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13 days 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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13 days 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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13 days ago
Oh lol it’s actually easyier to enable than I thought
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13 days ago
It doesn't work even when 2FA is done.
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13 days ago
GUYS MY CREDITS GOT RESET ANYONE KNOW WHY?????
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13 days ago
I HATE EPIC LIKE CMON I WANT TO TRADE AND I DONT REMEMBER MY EMAIL AND PASSWORD
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13 days ago
can't enable 2fa. Fix this please i want to trade
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13 days 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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13 days ago
um wow all the hate thats harsh but thats wut u get
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13 days ago
Epic Games: First, let's ruin the servers to make it so no one can play the game. Then, we make it so they can't trade either. Then we jump off a bridge and kill ourselves because no one loves us
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13 days ago
FIX YOURE FUGHKIN GAME MAN! I DID ALL THIS BS AND IT STILL DONT WORK! WTF?
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13 days ago
EPIC = BUGS everyone knows that.
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13 days ago
'ty epic games, we all needed a 2fa '
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13 days 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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13 days ago
The 2FA is broken, why is it not working!!!!!
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13 days 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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13 days ago
My god epic why I can’t trade no more now ty
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13 days ago
THANKS EPIC I HAD SO MUCH STUFF NOW I CANT TRADE CAUSE IT DOES NOT WORK
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13 days ago
hav a tw fennec and its rising and i cant sell ty epic games
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13 days 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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13 days 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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13 days ago
i cant trade anyore big props to epic:))))))))))
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13 days 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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13 days ago
*show epic who's boss. While your at it teach me how to type.
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13 days 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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13 days 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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13 days ago
I bet I could buy RL from Epic Games and make it a better game. I, a 14-year-old with 5 dollars in my bank account. VOTE RYLE if you think I should buy this game and make it #NotSoShitty
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13 days ago
Lol
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13 days ago
I need to apologize for that pun...
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13 days ago
I think it was fine without all this 2fa stuff. Not so EPIC if you ask me.
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13 days 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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13 days ago
yh my epic games account wont sign in becuz it says ive already loged in
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13 days 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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13 days ago
I don't know my password and I'm sure a lot of other people don't either
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13 days ago
first lol
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13 days ago
thanks, epic for ruing rl trading I can't login and now I cant trade... big thanks epic
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13 days 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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13 days ago
Thanks epic, can't trade anymore because pointless 2fa. New u guys would ruin rl.
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13 days ago
this was a dificult process totally useless
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13 days 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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13 days ago
i have done it but it isnt working
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13 days ago
Thanks for the tutorial, you guys didn't have to do that.
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13 days ago
noice work lad
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13 days ago
I DONT THINK THIS IS NECCESARY
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13 days ago
quite useless and a pain
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13 days ago
Thanks! I couldn’t trade for a while but then I saw this :)
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13 days ago
Dear people who can't trade, activate 2fa
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13 days ago
I love that we're getting more articles on here. GLHF
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13 days ago
WHAT A SAVE!
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13 days ago
i cant trade!!!!!
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13 days 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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13 days ago
Well now i cant trade.
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13 days 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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13 days ago
I have already authenticated it but it was useful, and I really appreciate this article. Thanks for the tutorial!
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13 days ago
What a save!
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13 days 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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13 days ago
I have activated it. Thanks for the tutorial!

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