11 April 2017
Your account is valuable - Protect it!
Dear Pilots and Tankers!
Your personal account is more than just a piece of data - it is your footprint in the War Thunder universe. It’s your nickname that your buddies and squadron mates in game know you by, and it’s your combat achievements that may have already given yourself some real reputation among your virtual opponents on the battlefield.
Independent of whether you have ever purchased Premium content or not, your War Thunder account is valuable - as a sign of veterancy, connected to the many epic moments in game that you’ve enjoyed and are rightfully proud of. Thus, we are taking all the steps possible to ensure that your personal account is safe - and we count on you to do the same!
Never share your account details with anyone!
Please keep your account details and especially your password to yourself. Whenever you share your account with anyone, there’s a chance that they may do something you don’t want to. And while the possible harm a secondary user could cause is limited, in the end it is you who has to take all responsibility for it.
If you have a friend that wants to play, ask him to create his own account instead! After all, it’s much more fun to go to battle together - and you can even earn Golden Eagles by inviting them!
Get creative with your passwords - and renew them regularly.
Try to have a password specific to your War Thunder account, which should contain a healthy mix of different letters, symbols and numbers. An easy password might be a bit easier to remember - but it’s also much easier to crack. It is also not a good idea to use a password associated with your email that you use in another game, they may not be as secure as us. Always avoid using the same password for your connected email address and change both passwords regularly on at least a monthly basis.
This may take some time to do every few weeks, but it will make it much harder for potential intruders trying to gain access to your account.
Maximum safety: Two-Step Authentication
If you have a capable device, we strongly suggest activating Two-Step Authentication using Google Authenticator, which can be set up through your account’s profile page. Once activated, unknown computers first have to be authorized through a special code that is only available to you on the device you have specified, e.g. your connected mobile phone.
This way, it’s almost impossible for potential intruders to access your account - and it literally only takes a few minutes to set up. By saving the ID of the home computer you use to play, you are only required to enter the code every few weeks. A little effort that is totally worth it!
Stay safe - and we’ll see you on the battlefield!
The War Thunder Team