Overwatch 2’s SMS Protect requirement now works with prepaid phones


Overwatch 2’s SMS Protect requirement – a measure intended to curb toxic and disruptive player behavior — now accommodates mobile phones on a prepaid plan, Blizzard Entertainment announced on Thursday. That means the requirement to connect a Battle.net account to a mobile number is back for many players of the free-to-play hero shooter.

SMS Protect was disabled for a majority of Overwatch 2 players on Oct. 5 as Blizzard coped with a raft of connectivity problems arising from the…

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