In the fight against the growing number of cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone, the developers continue to take tough measures. Nothing works without a cell phone number.
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Call of Duty: Warzone is currently suffering severely from cheaters, against which a ban is of little use, because the banned players simply create new accounts for the free-to-play version and continue to cheat.
Infinity Ward now wants to put a stop to this. As in CS: GO and other games, for the time being it is only mandatory for the PC version to link the account with a cell phone number to which an SMS is sent to activate. In principle, a system similar to that for two-factor authentication. At the very least, this should prevent banned players from quickly getting back into a new account.
Security Update: We have initiated two-step SMS authentication for new #Warzone PC users, who log in as free to play as another step to provide an additional layer of security for players.
– Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) May 12, 2020
That will certainly not prevent everything, because there are now enough ways to work around this, but it is at least a further step in the right direction. Infinity Ward had recently begun, among other things, to pack cheaters reported for matchmaking.