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BY RAY AMPOLOQUIO October 15, 2022

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 phone requirement is exclusive to PC

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will not ditch the text message verification feature Activision Blizzard removed from Overwatch 2.

But, it comes with a significant change: it'll be exclusive to the PC.

Team Ricochet, the anti-cheat team behind the Call of Duty franchise, confirmed that both MW2 and Warzone 2 will take the verification requirement of Warzone. 

Steam players will need to link a number to their account as well to play MW2 using Valve's digital games distribution platform.

Team Ricochet describes this as a "critical" step that will help stop "illicit account creation at its source."

With only a few weeks to go before it comes out, we're curious to see how Modern Warfare 2 will fare compared to Overwatch 2 when it comes to the implementation of this divisive feature.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 will come out on the 28th and November 16, respectively.