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Two-factor authentication is one of the better ways of securing your account. This is because in addition to your username and password, an additional code which is typically generated on the spot, helps to provide that added layer of security. We’ve seen this apply to various online services, such as Blizzard’s Battle.net.

The Authenticator for Battle.net isn’t exactly new for Blizzard and its games, but it seems that perhaps in a bid to help make accounts more secure, Blizzard is trying to incentivize adding an Authenticator to your Battle.net account, such as giving gamers more bag slots in their World of Warcraft MMORPG.

The feature is now live in the 7.3.5 PTR, where it appears that gamers who have an Authenticator attached to their Battle.net account will get an additional four backpack slots. Note that this doesn’t mean you get four slots for four backpacks, but rather four extra slots within your base backpack. It doesn’t seem like much, but if you’re low on gold and can’t afford the larger bags, we’re sure the additional slots will come in handy.

So far it seems that this incentive only applies to World of Warcraft. We’re not sure if there are plans to do this for other Blizzard games, but it could be a good way to encourage gamers to beef up their own account’s security. In the meantime gamers who don’t have it can download the app via the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

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