So my friend recently got Rainbow Six Siege, which is awesome because I’ve always wanted to play it and never had anyone to game with.
I dust off my Uplay account, and prepare to launch the game for the first time since it came out. Upon logging in, however, I notice a few things:
- I have no friends I recognize on Uplay.
- My profile picture is not what I remember
- My profile name is not what I remember
After some poking around, I discover that my account has been accessed by some Russian dude, and he’s been using it for the better part of a year now.
I had been getting emails in russian from Ubisoft asking about my account, but I assumed they were just yada yada and nothing to worry about, but it seems that my account had in fact been taken over. The password was the same, but there was a 2-factor authentication system that had recently been activated to prevent me from changing the passwords or anything to do with the account.
The enemy had locked himself in my house, behind a big metal door. I wasn’t super concerned, since I never use this account anyway, but I was going to need it to play Siege with my boy later that night, so I tweet at Ubisoft support.
And after the exchange of a bunch of account information that they needed, the 2 step authentication was removed, and readded, now under my control. I changed the password and banished the beast from my account.
Ubisoft support is the best. With my account safely in my possession once again, I log on to play Siege for the first time ever. I quickly discover,
This guy had played a bunch of Siege on my account. Once in the game I discover that he’s unlocked about half the characters for me, and given me lots of in game credits.
All in all it was a pleasant experience.