Last year, hackers stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a popular professional League of Legends player. The same hackers probably tried to gain control of his LOL account thousands of times too.
Also last year, Kotaku, the popular gaming online magazine published an article that briefly touched on the importance of using 2FA, and advised LOL players to contact the game developers and ask them to add the security feature to their site.
This year things will probably heat up and get crazy. League of Legends accounts are hot, so if you don’t have a strong password set up, you’re at risk of getting hacked. It’s as simple as that.
But don’t panic yet. If your account or accounts are still okay, you can do a few things to increase their security.
Most cybersecurity experts recommend using a password manager like 1Password or Valt. A good password manager is vital, but choosing a strong password is your top priority right now.
There are other things you can do to increase your LOL account’s security, and we’ll show them to you later. For now, let’s focus on the most important thing, which is creating strong passwords that cannot be guessed by others or even the most advanced password-guessing programs.
If you’re just getting started with League of Legends, then you can create a secure password from the get go. But if you already have an account, you must complete the password recovery process to create a new one.
Players who already have an account can create a new, stronger password by following the steps below. New users can set up a strong a password at sign up.
How to Recover Your League of Legends Password?
These steps will allow you to recover your password through leagueoflegends.com.
1. Click “LOGIN” on the upper right.
2. Click on the “Forgot Password?” link.
3. Enter your Username and select the region to which your account belongs.
4. Click “Submit”.
5. After clicking “Submit”, Riot Games will send you an email with further instructions. So click on the link provided in the email and set up a new password.
How to Create a Strong League of Legends Password?
When creating a new password do this:
- Your new password must be between 8 and 30 characters long.
- The password must contain at least one number.
- Avoid slashes or spaces or they will not accept it.
- Create a password that’s difficult to guess. Use a combination of letters, numbers, upper and lower case, hyphens, and special symbols.
Tips to Increase Your Account’s Security
Setting up a strong password is the most important thing you can do to protect your account.
When creating your password, try not to use words from the dictionary. So create long, random passwords, use a password manager, and also change your password periodically.
Also, protect your email account at all costs. Turn on 2FA if possible and enable extra layers of security if your email service has them.
Try not log in at shared spaces like a PC cafe, school, or at work. And if you do, don’t forget to log out. Riot Games says you should log off even if you get up for just a second.
Don’t share your League of Legends account with anyone and do not get baited by phishing attempts. If you ever get a suspicious email asking for your account information, do not reply to that email or click on any links within the email.
That said, now you know how to change your League of Legends password, create a new one, and also how to protect your account from hackers. If you need help or want to share something, please leave us a message in the comments below.
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