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Fortnite Battle Royale devs Epic Games might be giving free $10 credit to secure accounts in upcoming event

Published: 14/May/2019 10:41 Updated: 14/May/2019 20:50

by Matt Porter

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UPDATE: Epic Games has clarified that the message of the day was an accidental leak and that, while a store sale is coming soon, it is not live and no exact date has been set. This post (originally titled “How to claim free $10 for Fortnite Battle Royale’s in-game store”) has been adjusted to reflect that announcement.



It appears that Fortnite Battle Royale players and other Epic Games Store users will soon receive a gift of $10 in credit by completing a simple task ahead of the Epic Games Store Mega Sale.

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Epic Games are the developers of Fortnite Battle Royale, and recently launched the Epic Games Store, a competitor to Steam which hosts a number of PC games, and also features some exclusive titles such as Ubisoft’s The Division 2.

Now, Epic Games could be getting ready to offer players $10 free of charge by completing a simple security measure (one that you should be using even without the reward!) inside their store. 

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Epic GamesEpic Games are offering Fortnite players credit for completing a simple security task.

How will players get their free $10?

Getting your hands on the free $10 from Epic Games should be simple, if an accidentally released Fortnite Battle Royale ‘message of the day’ from the early hours of May 14 is to be believed.

According to the message, all players will need to do is enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on their Epic Games account. If, or when, the sale goes live, players should be gifted with the Epic Games Store credit upon completion.

The message was quickly removed after it appeared in the in-game news feed but many players were able to grab screenshots of it, giving everyone time to prepare for what could soon become an official announcement.

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Twitter: Lucas7yoshi_Epic Games accidentally added the announcement of the $10 credit to their in-game news feed.

After the message of the day was removed in-game, the developers took to Twitter to clarify that it had appeared mistakenly and that no such offer was currently live or officially scheduled.

They said: “Whoops! An MOTD snuck out about a sale. There is an Epic Games store sale on games in the works, but it hasn’t launched yet. Stay tuned to @EpicGames for details in a few days.”

How do I enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on my account?

Enabling two-factor authentication on your account must be done on the Epic Games website, and cannot be completed inside the Fortnite Battle Royale game on your PC or console. Once enabled, players will receive an email with a special code from Epic Games that must be entered every time you attempt to log into your Epic Games account on a new device.

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To enable 2FA:

  1. Go to epicgames.com and log into your Epic account.
  2. Open account settings by hovering over your username in the top right corner.
  3. Select password and security.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click on the ‘enable two-factor sign in’ button.
Players would need to enable two-factor authentication on the Epic Games website.

Why would Epic Games give away store credit for 2FA?

Two-factor authentication is the best way that Epic Games can protect your account, which for many has already seen significant investment in the forms of purchased Battle Passes, and skins and cosmetics that have been bought from the in-game store.

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By offering an incentive to players who have it activated, Epic Games will surely be hoping to persuade more to enable the security measure on their account with the incentive of $10 credit to buy more skins, cosmetics, or get money off other games.

This wouldn’t be the first time the developers have offered rewards for enabling 2FA – they previously gave out emotes to those who turned it on.

What could I buy with $10 credit?

Epic Games’ generous gift, if it becomes official, would mean players could purchase V-Bucks from the in-game store. These can be used to acquire new skins, cosmetic items, or the Season 9 Battle Pass in Fortnite Battle Royale.

The $10 credit could also theoretically be used inside the Epic Games Store itself, allowing players to get money off one of the big titles available to purchase in the marketplace, or to buy a smaller game as part of the Mega Sale which is coming up.


Last updated May 14 2019 at 12:30 pm Eastern Time.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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