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League of Legends is finally getting two-step verification

Two-step verification is finally coming to League of Legends.
After years of complaints, two-factor verification is finally coming to League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

After years of groaning from players, League of Legends will finally get a two-step verification feature.

In an “Ask Riot” post published Thursday, the product manager of Riot Games‘ accounts team said two-step verification is coming soon.

“We are currently implementing a series of account protection feature updates to the player accounts system, which will be rolling out over the next year,” it reads. “One of these planned features is a two-step verification for logins. So while we don’t have a hard date to offer, we did want to confirm that this is in the works.”

Riot has come under scrutiny by users because of lax account security, with the absence of a two step verification process. Competitors, such as Blizzard, have a verification system in the form of a mobile application and a physical authenticator for users to use, which offers an extra layer of security for their accounts.

As users of League of Legends often list their personal information such as credit card, debit card, and paypal information for the purchase of cosmetic skins or IP boosts, account theft is a real threat to players, and if the account is somehow hacked or stolen, then it runs the risk of fraudulent charges at the original account holder’s expense.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

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