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

Protect your Call of Duty: Warzone account with 2FA

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 4 update introduced some new gifting options for players. All of a sudden, it became possible for players to buy battle passes or skins bundles for each other through the in-game store. However, in order to spoil your pals, you’re going to have to set up two-factor authentication.

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,, or Steam).
  • Make your way over to the two-factor authentication setup page.
    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 the Google Authenticator app, 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.

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And just like that, you now have Warzone two-factor authentication set up. Now you can send gifts to your pals, or rest easy at night knowing all of your skins and CoD points are safe and sound.

Now that you’ve buffed your security, you should also probably check out the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded buffs so you can avoid being lasered by the best Warzone guns.