Epic Games Store announced via a blog post that between now and May 21st it will periodically require two-factor authentication prior to claiming free games on EGS. This change is an effort to encourage the community to take steps towards strengthening the security of their Epic accounts.
If you do not have two-factor authentication enabled, you will see the following message when attempting to claim a free game:
“Two Factor Authentication Required. Claiming this free game requires you to have Two-Factor Authentication setup on your account. Two-Factor Authentication provides an additional level of security to your Epic Games account and will help prevent unauthorized access.”
This feature can be activated through your Epic Games account settings and can be used to protect your account by requiring you to enter a security code when you sign in.
Speaking of the free games, the latest selection of claimable titles on EGS includes the currently available For the King and upcoming Crashlands and Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
For the King (April 23-30)
For The King is a challenging blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements. Each playthrough is unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Explore Fahrul in either single-player, local, or online co-op. For The King for features all released expansion content including Dungeon Crawl, Frozen Expanse Adventure, Gold Rush Un-Cooperative Mode, Into The Deep and More!
Crashlands (April 30 – May 7)
Become Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker whose latest shipment gets derailed by a chin-strapped alien menace named Hewgodooko, leaving you stranded on an alien planet.
As you hustle to retrieve your packages you’ll become enmeshed in a nefarious plot of world domination, which will require all of your wits and both of your glutes to overcome.
Learn recipes from the local sentient life, make new friends, uncover ancient secrets and deadly bosses, tame everything and build yourself a home-away-from-home as you learn to thrive on planet Woanope.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (April 30 – May 7)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
You stumble through the narrow corridors as the distant cry is heard. It is getting closer.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel’s troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits.
A sound of dragging feet? Or is your mind playing tricks on you?