Cyber security is no joke. It may seem like a non-issue when referring to the likes of Fortnite or other video games, but keep in mind that there is still privileged information you’re entrusting to gaming companies, information that can be used by unwanted parties for reasons that surely will not benefit the account’s original owner. Epic Games would like to remind you that security is an important feature in keeping an account with them, and would like to impart tips on how to maintain efficient account security, something everyone should read up on in light of the recent account merging and unlinking coming in the wake of Sony’s cross-platform allowance. Below are some suggestions, as well as things to look out for if you’re a new and current user of Epic Games’ account system:
Fake Fortnite Offers:
We’ve seen several instances of account theft and fraud related to websites that claim to provide you free V-Bucks, Cosmetics or the ability to share or buy accounts. Please never share your Epic account details with anyone. Epic will never ask you for your password. Groups claiming to provide special Fortnite deals this way are fraudulent.
Link Your Social Accounts for Extra Security:
We offer support to integrate Facebook and Google logins with our Epic account system. This provides you with several advantages.
First, you can log in without needing to use your Epic password, as long as you’re actively logged in to Facebook or Google on your browser. You’ll receive a login prompt asking you to authorize the activity and then will be let straight in.
Second, you can always use these login methods to regain access to the account in the event that it is locked due to invalid passwords. Due to the additional security measures provided through Google and Facebook login, you can set correspondingly more secure passwords for your Epic account and then not worry about using them due to the pass-through authentication with Google and Facebook.
Don’t Share Accounts:
While sometimes you might struggle to complete that quest and would love for a friend or family member to help, we encourage you not to share your account information with others. Any actions committed on your account are your responsibility. If someone cheats on your account and it is banned, it is your responsibility as the account holder.
Don’t Buy Accounts:
Sometimes, people get tired of a game and want to quit – and would like to get something for the time they’ve invested in the game. As a result, they’ll list their accounts online. While you might be tempted to purchase one and gain access to the sweet skins they have, please don’t. As the original account creator, they are likely in possession of significant facts that may enable them to recover the account through our Player Support process (such as transaction history, address history, etc.) by claiming you stole the account.
Those are some of the more major tips for protecting your Epic Games account, but there are more that should be looked at on their security page.
In light of all that, who here is excited about Sony’s agreement to allow cross-platform play in Fortnite? Let us know in the comments!
Epic Games Provides Tips for Fornite Account Security Protection