Blizzard has unveiled that Overwatch 2 will use a new security system, SMS Protectwhich requires you to enter a telephone number. Without it it will not be possible to play free to play.
Through official site, Blizzard states the following: SMS Protect brings a significant change to the game. This extra layer of security is an industry-proven solution to combat both cheating and misbehavior, further protecting your Overwatch 2 experience from the bad guys. ”
“There safety of your account matters and SMS Protect helps verify ownership of your account in the unforeseen event of its being compromised. Likewise, if a disturbing player has been suspended or banned, SMS Protect makes it more difficult for him to return to the game. ”
“Starting from 4 October 2022, all players on all platforms, including consoles, will need to have a phone number linked to their battle.net account in order to play Overwatch 2. The same phone number cannot be used on multiple accounts at the same time and players cannot use the same phone number to create new accounts. A phone number can only be used once when creating a new account and some types of numbers, including prepaid and VOIP numbers, cannot be used for SMS Protect. ”
“Even if you own one previous version of OverwatchSMS Protect must be activated to play Overwatch 2. ”
Finally, we point out that the Overwatch 2 VP is interested in cross-over collaborations with various brands in the style of Fortnite.