If you want to have this week’s free games on the Epic Games Store in the coming weeks, you must enable two-factor authentication on your account. But then you can turn it off.

Two-factor authentication is an effective way to reduce the risk of hacked accounts, and many companies have begun to force its use or have introduced various incentives to attract more users to activate it.

Epic Games has a little odd way: From now until May 21, you will not be able to get the free games that the company distributes in its store without having enabled two-factor authentication. It announces the company in a blog post.

Thereafter, the requirement will disappear but will return “occasionally” to persuade more people to activate the security function. Users who have a debit card linked to the Epic Games Store account obviously do best in always having two-factor authentication.

Epic Games Store changes free games every Thursday. Right now, the game For the King is free and between April 30 and May 6 it will be Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Crashlands.



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