Change Your Fortnite Password: A step-by-step guide to changing your Fortnite password. Losing access to your Fortnite account can mean losing years of in-game progress. Since Epic Games accounts are usually linked to a credit card, you can also lose the original amount.
While Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is free-to-play, players often purchase cosmetic items in the Fortnite Item Shop. This makes Fortnite accounts juicy targets for hackers, some of whom will sell compromised Fortnite accounts that the original owner may have spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on.
If you reuse your Epic Games password on other websites and one of those websites has a security leak, hackers can use that information to steal your Fortnite account. Reduce the risk of this happening by not using the same password on multiple websites, choosing a strong password that’s difficult to guess, and being wary of potential online scams. Never give your Epic Games password to anyone, and if you find it difficult to keep track of hundreds of unique passwords, use a password manager (opens in a new tab) like Dashlane (opens in a new tab) or LastPass.
It’s a good idea to periodically update the password you use for Fortnite. There is no difference between the Epic Games password and the Fortnite password. So, to update your Fortnite password, all you need to do is change your Epic Games password. We outline the steps below. If you’ve forgotten your password altogether, we also show you how to reset it.
How to change your Fortnite password
You can change your Epic Games password at epicgames.com. Alternatively, you can log in through the Epic Games Launcher to start the process, as we’ve done in this example.
In the Epic Games Launcher, click your username in the bottom right. Choose Manage Account from the menu that pops up. This will open the relevant Epic Games account page in your web browser.
Select Passwords and Security from the menu on the left. You will be brought to a page that will ask you to enter your old password and type your new password twice. After doing this, click Save Changes. The Epic Games password you use for Fortnite has now been updated.
If you’ve completely forgotten your Epic Games password, you won’t be able to log into the Epic Games Launcher to start Fortnite. On the login page, instead of entering your email address and password, click Forgot your password. Epic Games will send you an email with a link to reset your password. Click this link, and enter a new password for your Epic Games account. You will now be able to log into Epic Games Launcher and fire up Fortnite.