As previously discussed in our blog, many players have experienced error codes while enjoying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. The error appeared due to the high demand for the game and there’s not enough server capacity to support the players. As a result, Activision suggests a Call of Duty phone number verification system to deal with this issue.
Basically, Activision is just trying to make all players responsible for their actions and prevent them from cheating. Doing this can prevent server overload and thus resolve the error issue. However, the plan attracted many pros and cons. Let’s get to know the further detail about this.
Call of Duty Phone Number Verification System
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II which will come out on October 28, Activision is going to require players to add a phone number on Battle.net to register themselves before getting access to the game. They call this verification system as SMS Protect.
The SMS Protect system aims to prevent players from creating endless new accounts to evade bans. Just like Activision’s support page said, “Limiting the number of free accounts that a single person can create helps keep players accountable for their actions and, in turn, reduces toxicity and cheating and ensures a positive community experience for all players”.
This system is basically the same as what many popular games applied, such as Overwatch 2 and Dota 2. However, many players seem doesn’t really support this verification system since they found that it caused issues for Overwatch 2 last week. So it’s totally normal to worry about this, right?
The SMS Protect System’s Plan
The thing that makes many CoD fans hesitate is that the SMS Protect is made for text-enabled mobile phones but not all phone number works with this system. The Battle.net support page stated that mobile phones with prepaid plans may not work with the phone notification service.
Other than that, this system also doesn’t work with VoIP numbers. With all that said, this verification system only limits the service to players with postpaid cellular plans and that means, it might not be easily accessible to many players all over the world.
A Warfare 2 player said, “This seems very wrong to require video game players to enter into a contract with a telecom company before being allowed to play the game they paid for.”
Apart from all that, it’s still unclear whether the Call of Duty phone number verification system will be implemented equally for both Battle.net and Steam or not. The best thing we could do is just wait and see.
Anyway, if you are enjoying the game, don’t forget to record the gameplay, and create a clip using Eklipse. Don’t worry, it’s a time-saving tool that will help you produce incredible montages easily. More importantly, join the community to increase the engagement. Have fun!
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