League of Legends adds email verification

Riot requires email verification on all account changes in order to increase security.

League of Legends developer Riot Games announced on its official website that it now requires email verification on any and all account credential changes.

Once you activate email verification, the system will message your verified email whenever a change has been made to your account. This way, you'll be notified immediately about any suspicious activity on you account.

To say thanks to players, Riot is also offering a 4-win Influence Points boost to everyone that establishes a verified email account.

To activate email verification simply head to leagueoflegends.com, sign in, click on your summoner name, and follow the prompts.

Riot says that this is just the first of many other security feature it's looking into to keep players' account details safe, indicating that SMS protection might be coming soon as well.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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9 comments
jessie82
jessie82

how exactly is this safer when half of the games use your email as usernames

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

Even if you request eye retina and handprint to log on, someone who doesn't know how to protect their account will lose it.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Wow they didn't have this before?

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

Considering most people use the same password on their email for the game accounts they create, I don't see this deterring account hackers much.

WA31988
WA31988

That's not really worth making a thread of, it only interest the players of that game and am sure they all got notified or will, once they log in the game...so...really..pointless, thought it got more into it than the title

mortalsaw
mortalsaw

@WA31988 or maybe they don't play it for a while and see this article and go to verify their email ?