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2-Factor Authentication Now Available For Your Riot Account

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Around two years ago Riot Games introduced the Riot account. For most this meant that you merely had to transfer your League of Legends account into a 'Riot Account' for all of Riot's new games. This way you could play VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra and League of Legends with the same username you've had since you were in grade 7. Now, two years later, Riot is implementing a little extra security. 

Finally, you'll be able to add in two-factor authentication into your Riot Account. It's a small step, but it does make you feel a little safer that you won't get hacked as easily. Other big gaming companies have implemented this already, while others are still desperately waiting for two-factor authentication. 


2-Factor Authentication, What Is That? 

Two-Factor, sometimes even multi-factor authentication is extra security added to keep your account in your own hands. There are multiple steps that go into two-factor authentication. The first is the one step you already know, you entering your username and password. 

Then, any of the following steps can be added on to make sure the person logging in is actually the account owner: 

  • Adding a personal identification number (PIN), answers to 'secret questions' or specific keystroke pattern
  • Authentication through something you already have like another email address or your phone number which is sent a code
  • Biometric pattern of a fingerprint, iris scan or voice print (though this is a bit advanced)
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When is 2-Factor Authentication Available? 

2-Facotr Authentication has been available in January 2022. Riot has promoted it as well on their channels and encourage every player to enable the extra security feature to keep your account safe. 

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for your Riot Account

Just follow these steps and you'll be fine: 

  1. Follow this link right here to the official Riot Page
  2. Sign in to your Account
  3. Put in the Code sent to your email
  4. Enter your Account
  5. Under Account Management click on Two-Factor Authentication
  6. Enable it

It's that simple. You'll be getting another email sent to you, just accept the link and then you will be able to use your account safely anywhere you please. 

Available Rewards for Setting Up 2-Factor Authentication

Riot is trying to get more people to add 2-factor authentication to their account, which is why they're adding incentives. If you play any of Riot's games, then you'll be getting some of the following rewards for enabling 2-factor authentication: 

  • League of Legends: Taliyah ‘Very Cool’ emote
  • Valorant: ‘Keep it Safer’ Gun Buddy
  • Legends of Runeterra: Rare Prismatic Chest
  • Teamfight Tactics: Little Legend Egg

If you've already enabled 2FA on your Riot account then you will be getting the rewards automatically. You just have to check your inventory and loot!