How to enable Two-Factor Authentication to your Riot Games account

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Riot Games has finally decided to add 2FA on players’ accounts for League of Legends, VALORANT, and other titles.

Riot Games’ first-ever title, League of Legends, came out 13 years ago, but it didn’t have the basic security, 2FA, for its players up until now.

Many players had constantly pointed out Riot to add Two-Factor Authentication for years. There are countless memes regarding this as well.

Some players, even top streamers, have reported over the last few years that their accounts were getting hacked or stolen. As there were no 2FA, some were abusing the account recovery tool to gain access to other players’ accounts.

Well, it seems 2FA memes are finally coming to an end in 2022. Riot has added Two-Factor Authentication to all the players’ Riot Accounts that they use to play League of Legends, VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, and others.

https://twitter.com/danhonks/status/1483895224241987584

Here’s how you can enable Two-Factor Authentication to your Riot Games account:

  • Go to the official Riot Games site
  • Sign in with your Riot account
  • There should now be a banner at top that says “Two-factor authentication is now available”
  • Click the “Enable 2FA”
  • An email should be sent after that, click “Enable Two-Factor Authentication” from there as well
  • You’re all set

Currently, you can only 2FA your account using email. Regarding more options in the future, Riot Danhonks said, “at this time, I don’t want to make any promises about future features.”

Riot Danhonks also mentioned that if you tick the “stay signed in” option, the client will ask for verifications once. But if you don’t enable the option, you’ll need to put the 2FA code over and over again.

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