How To Add Phone Number For Overwatch 2

by Ami Dalsania

How To Add Phone Number For Overwatch 2 : Overwatch 2 will soon be free-to-play, but you’ll need a phone number to play. This is part of Blizzard’s SMS protect program, which is meant to stop “disruptive in-game behavior” for OW2.

When OW2 comes out in October, only the PvP mode will be available because the story mode hasn’t been given a date yet. Again, everyone will be able to play it for free, but owners of the first game will get an extra Founder’s Pack.

In just a few days, you’ll be able to pre-download the game, but to play it, you’ll need to add your phone number to your Battle.net account.

How To Add Phone Number For Overwatch 2

How To Add Phone Number For Overwatch 2

To play Overwatch 2, you need to add your phone number to your Battle.net account.

This is needed as part of Blizzard’s “Defense Matrix” and OW2’s SMS protect system. To add your mobile device, all you have to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Visit https://account.battle.net/ to sign in
  2. Go to “Account Information.”
  3. Put your phone number, including the area code, where it says, “Phone Number” country code is restricted to the designated country listed on your Blizzard account.
  4. Click “Keep Going.”
  5. You’ll get an SMS text message asking you to enter a verification code.
  6. To turn on SMS protection, type this code into the field and click “Continue.”

What Is Overwatch 2 Sms Protect?

SMS Protect is part of Overwatch 2’s ‘Defense Matrix’ to stop’smurf accounts’ and ‘disruptive in-game behavior’

Blizzard’s ‘Defense Matrix’ will help verify account ownership if a profile is compromised and make it harder for banned or suspended players to return.

Players can only use a phone number once, making it harder to return. It’s not usable for multiple profiles.

OW2 on PS4, Xbox One, or PC requires a mobile device connected to Battle.net. Whether you owned the original game is irrelevant.