You will have to give your phone number to be able to play Warzone 2 on PC

We already have the launch of the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 on the doorstep and Activision has begun to share some details so that players can get the idea. And that of having to verify the number of our mobile phone has become little funny. So much so that a certain hubbub has been mounted on social networks, similar to what happened with Overwatch 2 a few days ago.

You will have to give your phone number to be able to play Warzone 2 on PC

A malaise that comes and goes

Indeed, Activision has come to confirm that all those players who want to get into both Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 will have to go through a verification process that requires receiving an SMS on a mobile number that we will use as the main of our account. Something that should not even be news but that many of the fans of the franchise have used to cry out in heaven.

Thus, if you decide to try any of the two releases that Activision is preparing for next month, you will have to register a mobile phone number in your account and, as is the case with other verification processes by email or authentication, they will ask us to confirm that it is us through a simple text message. An SMS of a lifetime.

It must be said for those who still want to put their hands to their heads, that this way of proceeding is not new since it was implemented with the first Warzone that arrived in 2020, so if you are a player of that title you will not have to do anything with the new ones since your verified information already rests on Activision’s servers. In any case, it is certain that you are all thinking that what is all this fuss about if we are talking about something that has already been implemented for nearly two years and the community has not taken up arms against this requirement… right?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II.

An effective anti-cheat system

Indeed, we are facing the umpteenth stir made in social networks, that is to say, that some clueless person who goes through a tweet, reads a piece of news, half finds out, puts his hands to his head and initiates a small uprising movement against what You think it is some kind of intrusion on your privacy, when in fact it is something accepted and used completely naturally by the community itself. And why do you think this is so? Well, because it helps maintain a clean and less toxic scene.

Indeed, as explained by Team Ricochet, who are responsible for ensuring fair play within Call of Duty , this verification of an account by SMS “is essential for our efforts to combat cheating” since putting that simple The SMS barrier already almost completely defeats the “creation of illicit accounts at the source”, that is, it scares away those who want to attack the game with the sole intention of gaining ranking using cheats .

Of course, at the moment this requirement of SMS verification of our mobile phone is focused exclusively on PC , for the two releases, including Steam and, so all console versions of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 are They save you from this mandatory step for now.