January 28, 2023

The brand new cell phone verification system in Overwatch 2 will not be working for some gamers.

Beginning October 4, when the sequel releases, all gamers on all platforms might want to hyperlink a cellphone quantity to their Battle.web account to be able to play Overwatch 2.

“This added layer of safety is an industry-proven answer to fight dishonest and disruptive conduct, additional defending your Overwatch 2 expertise from attackers,” Blizzard stated of the safety measures this week.

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However in response to a number of posts on the Blizzard boards (by way of PCGamesN), some gamers are having hassle linking their telephones to their Battle.web accounts.

Some gamers who haven’t but linked their quantity to an account report that the system tells them that their quantity is already in use, whereas others declare that they aren’t receiving SMS verification codes as supposed.

Except for the safety facets of the brand new requirement, Blizzard acknowledged that it was launched to discourage customers from “smurfing”, the place skilled gamers use a sub-account to counter much less skilled gamers.

Blizzard just lately launched Kiriko, the brand new Overwatch 2 hero, and defined how the free-to-play Battle Move will work.

The Premium Battle Move will value 1,000 Overwatch Cash (equal to $10), which may be bought immediately or earned by finishing weekly challenges.

This week, Blizzard started giving out the primary wave of invitations to the Diablo 4 closed beta.