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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Phone Number Requirement Will Only Affect Some PC Players

Updated October 14, 2022: Activision has revealed that the controversial Overwatch 2 phone policy, thought to be present in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well, only affects some PC players.

As reported by PC gameranti-cheat blog post The Call of Duty website has clarified that only PC users will need to register their phone number before playing Modern Warfare 2.

“The SMS policy for Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 on is the same as the requirement for Call of Duty: Warzone on PC, which was implemented in May 2020. To play, you must have a mobile phone number on your Steam account. We need to link Modern Warfare II on that platform,” the post said.

Original story: The controversial Overwatch 2 feature that required players to connect a phone number to their account before playing will also be introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

As reported by PC gamerthe requirements seem to apply to all Modern Warfare 2 players, not just the few players playing Overwatch. A phone number is required for newly created Call of Duty: Modern Warfare accounts.” Blizzard support page read.

It’s unclear if Activision will drop the phone number requirement, as Blizzard did with Overwatch 2, and reduce it to only new players needing to add numbers, but Modern Warfare 2 The phrasing of is unchanged along with Overwatch 2 on the support page.

Blizzard requires a phone number for account security, as we will deliver notifications after suspicious login attempts, password changes, and changes to security features. Players can also unlock accounts without passwords and recover lost account details.

Another problem with this service is its incompatibility with prepaid phone services. Its website states “prepaid plans may not work” rather than a definitive feature, but this basically means that anyone without a rolling phone contract will not be able to play Overwatch 2. You can’t, and in some cases that means you can’t play Modern Warfare 2.

This wasn’t the only controversy surrounding Blizzard following the release of its hero shooter sequel. So far, the game has been plagued by his DDoS attacks, keeping eager players waiting for long periods of time.

It remains to be seen if Modern Warfare 2 will have similar issues, but fans will find out when the game launches on October 28th.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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