What to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

With Discord, you can easily communicate with your teammates or friends in the form of text, image, video, and audio. It is a really useful freeware app that is specially designed for video gaming communities.

DiscordWhen you create an account on Discord, then like most of the services it offers you to set up Two-Factor Authentication.

Two-Factor Authentication gives you an extra layer of security and in-case your account gets compromised, no one will be able to access your account unless they provide the Two-Factor Authentication codes.

Sometimes bad luck can hit you, and you get logged out of your Desktop app and also lose access to your phone. In that case, it may be impossible for you to provide two-factor authentication codes. So, what to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

What to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

  1. Double check that if you are logged into your Discord account from Desktop App or Browser. If you are logged in, luckily, you will be able to see all of your backup codes with your current password.
  2. If that isn’t the case, then you have only one option left and that is to search your computer for “discord_backup_codes.txt”. Search your PC for this file and if you happen to find it, then you are in luck!

These two are the only ways by which you can access your account if you ever lose access.

If you do not have access to your backup codes, then it will be impossible for you to access your account. Discord is unable to remove Two-Factor Authentication or provide you with new backup codes.

You will have to create new Discord Account.

14 thoughts on “What to do if you lose access to Two-Factor Codes?

  1. Screw discord for doing this and then not having an option to recover the account. My phone was stolen and I lost everything
    My discord was 5 years old and now I’m locked out of it.

    • Similar thing happened to me, blizzard, steam etc all have ways to recover one’s account in case they lose access to their phone number, but discord can’t do something as simple as that?

      this is just awful

  2. A standard alternative would be to offer alternative authentication methods (hardware tokens, fido keys etc) to the second factor of choice so there are backup options available but I guess this might prove to expensive to be practical for most users.

  3. still same problem Dec2020, I mean it makes sense to be hard for a random person to get back your account if they have access to your e-mail etc etc but STILL..get the Discord account linked to your phone option for 2fa extreme recovery or many other things possible if you think about it Discord make it happen, so many people losing their phone or stolen with 2fa app on it means bye bye Discord server..

  4. My phone factory reset and I lost my discord account discord should and more than just one way to get your 2fa codes

  5. This is stupid, my computer got reset so now im locked out of my acc discord needs to fix it

  6. muck discord, i have my email and password, none of my backupcodes works. And had my phone number connected to discord but when i activated 2FA there was like only 2 option, 1. SMS, 2. Discord Backupcodes, i choosed backupcodes but i dont get it that you cant have also the sms option to verify it with your phone number, nope discord doesnt care.And the ONLY responde discord got is this: “dIsCoRd iS uNaBlE tO rEmOvE tWo-FaCtOr AuThEnTiFCaTiOn Or PrOvIdE yOu WiTh NeW bAcKuPcOdEs”. You have my email and password and you cant say i can get my account back, ALL others sites like YT or lucking google send you a verification message with a code you can put and voila, you are logged in CUZ YOU HAD YOUR EMAIL AND PASSWORD, i wanted to try out 2FA just for fun to test it out and thats what i get for not have a bucking authentification app installed. DUCK DISCORD for being so useless in this subject area and not giving a shit for their users. I had this acc for like 5 Years and i wont make another acc, i will never use discord anymore. duck discord

    • same cuz I even don’t think this is fair and in result of this I also don’t think i m going to make another account cuz this really sucks

  7. I’ve been looking for my authenticator codes like 2 weeks and I’m really DISAPPOINTED ;-;

  8. This is a big and major problem which must be solved somehow cause If we can’t recover our accounts then its too hard to make another account same as the first one. Also the thing in my case is that I had all grinding on my account of dank memer which is wasted now !!

  9. This is absolutely stupid! I don’t have those “backupcodes” anymore. Resetting Password doesn not work: you always need those codes in addition. And no way to get back my account. Discord: kill yourself.

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