A brand new weblog publish detailing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Ricochet anti-cheat technique has revealed that solely PC gamers shall be requested to register a cellphone quantity earlier than they’ll play the sport. This is completely different from the blanket cellphone registration necessities that Activision Blizzard carried out for Overwatch 2’s Defense Matrix at that sport’s launch originally of this month, earlier than eradicating them for many gamers final week. Modern Warfare 2 gamers on each Battle.web and Steam might want to register a quantity.
“A text-enabled mobile phone number is required to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on PC,” the weblog publish mentioned. “Existing Call of Duty: Warzone players that have previously verified their account will not be required to provide any additional information to access Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0.” Activision Blizzard say the cellphone requirement isn’t any completely different from that of Warzone’s, which has been in place since May 2020.
During Modern Warfare 2’s beta in September, greater than 20,000 accounts have been banned. Activision Blizzard mentioned the cellphone requirement for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is “critical” for dealing with cheaters, and tackles “illicit account creation at its source”. The requirement for Modern Warfare 2 follows on from SMS verification being added to Modern Warfare for brand new gamers in August. That change was right down to Warzone gamers making an attempt to bypass SMS verification by accessing it by way of Modern Warfare, the Ricochet workforce mentioned.
I reported firstly of this week that Modern Warfare 2 gamers would wish to register a cellphone quantity, and that Activision Blizzard warned pre-paid, or pay-as-you-go, numbers “may not work”. The firm didn’t specify then that solely PC gamers can be the one ones needing to register. Oh nicely, as Graham famous, not less than we get 4K and help for ultrawide screens, proper?
Activision Blizzard publish Call Of Duty and so they’re nonetheless going through legislation fits alleging a office tradition of sexual harassment and discrimination. Microsoft additionally intend to purchase Activision Blizzard, though the deal is at present below investigation by UK regulators over competitors considerations.