The new Fortnite Valentine’s Day update came with a great deal of new content to unlock on all platforms.
And one surprise announcement came in the form of the new Heartspan glider, which is available for free if you enable a couple of Epic Games features.
The good news is that you don’t need an active Season 7 Battle Pass to earn the new cosmetic glider.
Epic Games are looking to encourage everyone to use their Fortnite 2FA system, which needs to be enabled to collect the glider gift.
For those that don’t know, 2FA stands for Two-Factor Authentication, a system which allows users to protect their account with a secondary layer of security.
Enabling Fortnite 2FA will mean you will have to enter an additional code when you sign in.
However, the benefit to The Two-Factor Authentication feature is that it makes it a lot more difficult for people to access your account without your permission.
Fortnite 2FA currently supports the use of an authenticator app or an email address authentication method.
So while the Heartspan Glider can be found in the Fortnite item shop now, there are a couple of steps required before you can add it to your account.
Enabling 2FA is the first step, followed by using the gifting system to send the glider to one of your friends.
But to use the Gifting system, you must have enabled Fortnite 2FA, which can be done through the official fortnite.com/2fa site.
To opt into Two-Factor Authentication, you must reach your account setting page and click the password and security tab.
View your security settings and scroll to the bottom of the page until you find the 2FA section.
You need to click to enable this option and choose between the app, or the email option.
When you have chosen your two-factor method, you will be asked to enter the code from your preferred two-factor authentication method.
This will sign you into your account and you will be prompted for the two-factor passcode the first time you sign in after enabling the feature, if you use a new device, if it’s been over 30 days since you last signed in or if you’ve cleared your browser cookies recently.
Having enabled Epic Games 2FA, Fortnite fans will then be able to head over to the store and gift the glider to someone they know.
The gifting system is pretty simple and will mean you will need someone to do the same for you.
It should be noted that Epic Games has put a timer on how long the glider will be available for in the item store.
Fans have until midnight on Sunday to gift the new glider to someone before it is removed by Epic Games.
“Continue to Share the Love by gifting a FREE Heartspan Glider to a friend,” Epic Games confirms.
“We’ve extended this offer another 24 hours, ending Saturday, February 16 at 7 PM ET.”
This is just one of a number of new Fortnite rewards available to fans following the release of the game’s latest update.