Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will require phone number verification

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is due out later this month, but it’s a surprise that many potential players haven’t seen it arrive. According to a page on, Modern War 2 the player will be asked to provide a phone number connected to a valid data plan. Also, VOIP and prepaid numbers will not work.

The decision is clearly part of a company-wide initiative at Activision Blizzard to combat malicious behavior in its multiplayer games. We saw the policy go into effect the week before the Overwatch 2 launch, which led to argumentative. In theory, this requirement would prevent abusive players (such as smurfs and boosters) from creating new accounts, meaning they would be held accountable for their actions.

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However, restricting VOIP and prepaid numbers can prevent hackers from getting into the system, but it also has the unfortunate side effect of completely blocking people who rely on such services from playing games. Given that Overwatch 2 is supposed to be a free-to-play game, this seems against the company’s intentions. In addition, since prepaid phones are often cheaper than competitors, this policy inevitably hits the poorest and most disadvantaged, as well as children too young to own a phone. only me.

While Overwatch 2 isn’t the first game to require a valid phone number to play online, reports from The Verge and the overall player base thinks that is being much stricter about prepaid phone plans and VOIP than games like Dota 2. In response to the controversy, Activision Blizzard has announced that it is giving up phone policy for those who have played the original Overwatch and have a account connected. However, new users still have to provide a phone number.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 releases on October 28. The sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot is out launch trailer last week.

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