Two new features are on their way to make your beloved Ankama accounts even better! The non-unique nickname system is aimed at making your life easier, while two-factor authentication will keep your account safer. Let's take a closer look at both features!

New nickname news! A non-unique nickname system will soon be added to the game. After all these years of having to do without your preferred nickname because some other player got to it first, you'll finally be able to rediscover your "true" identity.

The idea behind non-unique nicknames is to free up the ones already in use and allow everyone to choose the nickname they really want. The deployment of this new feature will proceed in two stages.
Starting May 25, a numbered ID will be added to all nicknames, making it possible to distinguish players who choose the same one. At this point, it still won't be possible for two players to have identical nicknames.
Not until Tuesday, June 1st will players be able to create an account that uses an already-existing nickname. To be sure you're talking to the right person, you'll just need to verify the ID of the player in question, which will be visible in different places like Ankama profile pages or forum topics. In addition, a page will be set up on the site, both in the Ankabox and in the launcher, where you'll be able to find and add friends!

The other new feature coming soon is the automated deployment of the two-factor authentication, designed to increase account security.
Two-factor authentication, well-known by Ankama Shield's users, will be required when you connect to Ankama Launcher, to DOFUS outside the launcher, or when logging in to account management. Specifically, you'll first have to log into your account in the usual way (login identifier + password), then enter a code that you'll receive via email at the address linked to your account. The goal is to be absolutely sure that the person who's logging in is actually authorized to access the account. Once the login is complete, your computer will be considered a trusted computer, and you won't have to go through the second authentication step anymore.
To put it simply, all existing and future accounts will have the Ankama Shield automatically activated. This also means that all accounts will be able to benefit from the bonuses linked to the Ankama Shield (as long as it is not manually deactivated).

This new feature will also be deployed in Ankama Launcher in two stages. The first stage will take place on Tuesday, May 18, and will affect new accounts and accounts covered by Ankama Shield. After that, all other accounts will have their turn to benefit from these two layers of security, with a gradual rollout starting on Monday, June 7.

Before we proceed with these two steps, we strongly encourage you to update your account information, especially the email address linked to your account, to avoid any frustration once the new system is in place.