Soon, millions of gamers will have their fill of the new Call of Duty again. Just like in 2019, an iconic title will be grabbed and fans will once again have the chance to discover Modern Warfare II.
Still, not everyone seems to be excited about the upcoming title. Something entirely to do with the introduction of SMS Protect: a new (mandatory) way to link your account to your Battle.net profile.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II with SMS Protect
Anyone who wants to go wild with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II at the end of this month must first link their phone number. You do that through your account on Battle.net. As is the case with Overwatch 2, developer Activision wants to prevent unwanted behavior through this means.
By attaching a phone number to an account, banned players won’t have a chance to simply continue. Previously, it was possible to create an infinite number of accounts, allowing cheaters, or bruisingly annoying screamers, to repeat their tricks with no problem.
Activision announces that linking a phone number will make this a thing of the past. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II should thus be significantly better than its predecessors in terms of gameplay.
Fans are anything but happy
It actually sounds like a very good idea, provided everyone would have the ability to link their phone number. However, in the beta version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Overwatch 2, it becomes clear that this is not the case.
Indeed, the problem with SMS Protect is that players with prepaid subscriptions cannot link their phone number to their subscription. Call of Duty Modern Warfare II is also unreachable for gamers with a VoIP number.
Activision means well, but according to PC Gamer, it is mainly trying to help gamers get a landline phone plan. Something that is totally not part of a game developer’s job description. There is quite a chance that you will soon buy an overpriced game that you will not be able to play. And that, of course, is sheer nonsense.
The question at this point is whether Activision, before the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, will make any changes to the scheme. We’ll keep you posted.