Protecting your account with two-factor authentication can save a lot of headaches in the future. Here’s how to enable 2FA on your Call of Duty account.
Security and privacy on your accounts are extremely important. As more people access the internet, many can lose their accounts at a moment’s notice to hackers.
That doesn’t change with gaming. After spending a lot of money on your games, or in-game content, you could be at risk of losing it to someone who can log in with your details.
This is why activating 2FA is important on any of your accounts, but here’s how you can activate it on your Call of Duty account in particular.
How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Call of Duty Accounts
What You’ll Need
- An active Call of Duty account
- A third-party authenticator tool
- Access to your Call of Duty-linked email account
How to Activate 2FA
- Head to the Call of Duty website and log in to your account
- Once you’re in your account, hover over your username and click Preferences
- On the Preferences page, click on Privacy and Security
- Scroll down to find the Two-Factor Authentication option
- Click Enable Two-Factor Authentication to start the process
- You may be asked for a code that is sent to your connected email address. Input the code exactly how it is in your email as it is case-sensitive
- Then, you’ll have a QR Code on screen, as well as a manual code
- Head to your authenticator of choice, and click the + sign or Add Account. You’ll need to scan the QR Code or input the details manually
- After connecting your Authenticator app, input the current code as well as your password
- Click activate to finalize the 2FA
This will help make your account more secure in the future. While it may make logging in more tedious, you’ll thank yourself for doing this if someone attempts to hack your account.
Considering many accounts have been banned from Call of Duty recently, this could save you a lot of stress.
That being said, 2FA can only do so much. We recommend using extremely strong passwords (no names of loved ones, dates, pets, etc. that people may know) and changing your passwords frequently.
Hopefully, with these additional security methods, you’ll be able to play the new Warzone 2.0 map without worrying about losing your CoD account.