Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA for short, is an additional way of securing confidential information. Usually reserved for business, Riot are now offering the option to players as well.
MFA is an electronic security measure that permits access to a person’s account only after they have successfully presented two forms of authentication. It’s used to ensure people are who they say they are and protect their accounts and information by more than just a username and password, which can be compromised.
We know how much time we have invested into your accounts, and we want to make sure that all of our hard work is protected from potential threats. By enabling MFA, you’ll be protecting your password, payment information, and of course your champions and collections. While this is an opt-in feature, we encourage all players to enable MFA to give themselves an extra level of security and peace of mind.
MFA is now available to players who use Riot as their official login portal. This includes Riot game clients, Riot Client, Riot Mobile, and RiotGames.com. Players logging in through Garena and other 3rd party portals will not have the option to use MFA.
This new MFA system will require you to authenticate via email, but Riot are diligently working to improve on the player experience and will have updates coming later this year. If nothing else, at least we know Riot are trying to take security seriously.