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Blizzard removes Overwatch 2 SMS verification for many Overwatch 1 players – Games – News

Blizzard will partially remove mandatory SMS verification for Overwatch 2 players. Overwatch 1 players who already have a account do not need to provide their mobile phone number. New accounts and accounts without will still need to verify their account via SMS.

change goes According to a status update from Blizzard As of October 7. Overwatch 2 players will also be notified. The reason for the change has not been stated. With the status update, the company is also discussing the issues that emerged after the game was introduced and how the company wants to solve them. An example of such a solution is that it should become more visible where the player is in the queue.

The developer has also patched the server so that there are fewer login issues. Blizzard says it’s also patching another server so that players in a game session experience fewer connectivity issues. The company also wants to modify the player database so that it is less loaded and has fewer login issues.

Overwatch 2 was released on October 4 as a free-to-play game on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. become the game With new content every nine weeks. To get all this content, a seasonal pass is required. Season 1 ends on December 6. Developer Blizzard introduced a new security system called Defense Matrix to track annoying players. The developer has also introduced SMS verification of the account. This is to secure an account and retain previously banned players from Overwatch 2. Early October I stopped a strong snow storm With the servers of the original Overwatch game 2016.

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