Epic Now Requires Two-Factor Authentication To Claim Free Games

For a month at least.

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If you haven’t already claimed For The King from the Epic Store as this week’s free game, the application will now require users to use a two-factor authentication to claim this game and free games going forward until May 21.

Epic Games users will need to enable the two-factor authentication setting on their account, with a prompt popping up if users attempt to claim a free game without enabling the setting first.

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Epic is bringing in two-factor authentication in order to help protect user accounts from unauthorized access, adding an extra level of security for accounts when signing in.

Last year, Epic was sued after a security breach allowed hackers to access the personal information of users with Epic Games accounts. The lawsuit was centered around Epic’s failure to maintain adequate security measures and notify users of the security breach in a timely manner. While the lawsuit was dismissed, it seems Epic is taking steps to improve account security.

After enabling the two-factor authentication, players can claim a free copy of the strategic RPG For The King up until April 30. The next free games lined up are the famous horror title Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and the action RPG Crashlands, which will be available from April 30 to May 7.

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