Like Overwatch 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will require phone number verification

Like Overwatch 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will require phone number verification ...

The mobile number verification for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be required, according to a recent article on the website. The verification system, which Blizzard Entertainment likes to call SMS Protect, is aimed at reducing players'' displeasure and multiple free accounts.

Last week, overwatch 2 players reported being locked out of their accounts. More specifically, those on prepaid mobile plans may not be working with the phone notification service. Blizzard eventually eliminated the restrictions for players who had been signed up to for more than a year. However, new players will be required to add their numbers.

Overwatch 2 accounts that were not connected to will still have to meet SMS Protect requirements, so today, the next Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has joined this verification process, alongside any newly created Modern Warfare accounts. The page also states that notifications will only be text-message/ SMS based. There is also no need to use it for other two-factor authentication (2FA) applications, such as Authy, Google Authenticator, and their ilk. Furthermore, you can''t receive

Although calling a mobile number for games isn''t a new practice, especially when playing Rainbow Six Siege and Dota 2 flawlessly. Even Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have made this a common practice, requiring players to establish a Prime account to combat hackers and smurfs. For the uninitiated, smurfs are generally high-ranking players, who create multiple accounts and disrupt low-tier matches for amusement. Consider it as a burner phone.

Both these multiplayer games have asked for a postpaid mobile number, which demonstrates Blizzard''s requirements in a bad light. In a country like India, 9 out of 10 people on average have a prepaid number, therefore it''ll be interesting to see how this works, considering that Modern Warfare 2 is now available on Steam and

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X on October 28, 2018. Digital pre-orders grant early access to the campaign segment, starting October 20.