Modern Warfare 2 is almost with us, and now the beta has wrapped up we don't have long to wait until the main game releases. We've received tons of new information pre-launch, including all new modes and maps.
One issue in the spotlight though, is how Activision will be dealing with cheating and hacking in the new game. Hacker Hunting is in the spotlight recently, after Censor took aim at Nadia for suspected cheating. Here's what we know so far.
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Modern Warfare 2 will require a Phone Number
As with Overwatch 2 recently on PC, players looking to dive into Modern Warfare 2 on launch will find themselves being asked to upload their phone number to their account.
In order to crack down on cheaters, Activision Blizzard has recently introduced this policy. The idea is that once someone is banned for cheating it makes creating a new account somewhat more difficult.
Accessing Modern Warfare 2 via Steam also does not get around this issue. While this is annoying, it might seem like a good idea to most players at first, but is not without its issues.
Will a Prepaid Phone Work?
A prepaid phone plan will not be sufficient to access Modern Warfare 2. This is a major shame for fans, as it will inevitably exclude people who don't have the resources to be on a standard phone contract.
As with Overwatch 2, it's hard to ignore the implication that people without the money to spend are being deliberately dissuaded from the game, as, of course, they won't make the studio money.
Whether Activision decides to roll back this requirement remains to be seen. One thing is for sure though, the crackdown on cheaters and hackers will remain in place one way or another.