Epic Games requires that users have enabled two-factor authentication in order to claim free downloads, until May 21. The developer of Fortnite said in a blog post that it was to help protect account security and likely because more people are downloading more free games right now.
If you have not enabled two-factor authentication on your account, the following message appears when you try to claim a free game: “Two-factor authentication required To claim this free game, you must have configured the two-factor authentication on your account. Two-factor authentication provides an additional level of security to your Epic Games account and will help prevent unauthorized access. »To enable two-factor authentication, please go to your Epic Games account settings. Two-factor authentication can be used to protect your account from unauthorized access by asking you to enter a security code when you log in.