Overwatch 2’s Phone Registration Requirement Now Accepts Pre-Paid Phone Plans


Blizzard announced that pre-paid phones will now work for Overwatch 2’s phone requirement, also known as SMS Protect.

Blizzard created SMS Protect to fend off cheaters, specifically the bad actors who use multiple accounts tied to the same phone number. For players onboarding, the SMS Protect requirement meant that they needed to have a phone number tied to their account–but this number could not be from a pre-paid phone plan.

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