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How to set up Call of Duty: Warzone two-factor authentication

Protect your Call of Duty: Warzone account with 2FA.

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Whether you have a Warzone account rammed with store-bought or not, Activision’s two-factor authentication (2FA) is a necessity to keep your account safe nowadays. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security which requires two methods of identification to verify your identity. This way, someone can’t simply hack into your account by stealing your username and password. For Warzone, this requires using an authenticator application on your phone or tablet that randomly generates a code to help you log in.

But how do you set up 2FA on your Warzone account? In this guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to make your account more secure.

How to set up Warzone two-factor authentication

  • Log in to your Call of Duty account on the Activision website – either via typing in your Activision account details, or through an account linked to another platform (PlayStation, Xbox, Battle.net, or Steam).
  • Make your way over to the two-factor authentication setup page in the Privacy & Settings section. Click ‘Set up Two-Factor Authentication’.
  • You may be prompted to approve the request with a code that is sent to the email address tied to your account. Once in, you’ll be sent through to the main instruction page.
  • From there, download an authenticator app like Google Authenticator, either through the App Store or Google Play store.
  • Once installed, either scan the QR code shown on the instruction page or enter the Manual Entry Key to link the authenticator to your account.
  • From there, the authenticator will spit out a code for you to enter and finish activating two-factor authentication on your Warzone account.
  • After setting up 2FA, you will also be given ten backup codes to use if you can’t access your authenticator app.

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And just like that, you now have Warzone two-factor authentication set up, letting you rest easy at night knowing all of your skins and CoD points are safe and sound. All you’ll have to do is check your authenticator app whenever you have to manually log back in, as a new, random code will be generated every few seconds.

Now that you’ve buffed your security, grab the best Warzone guns and get back out into the action in one of the best battle royale games on the market.