Overwatch 2 : a controversial feature already removed

Faced with the outcry of players, Blizzard is already removing a feature ofOverwatch 2 which is debating, only 24 hours after the launch of the game.

The failed launch ofOverwatch 2 continues. While Blizzard teams continue to try to correct server problems, the American publisher has had to face another controversy. Eventually, it will remove a decried feature.

Overwatch 2 a game that punishes the poor?

To combat in-game toxicity, Blizzard has introduced mandatory double authentication via SMS Protect. A system pushing players to use their smartphones to play Overwatch 2. It is this feature that has caused debate outside our territory. Prepaid telephones are indeed prohibited whereas they are widely used in other countries where it is difficult to afford a package. For example, there were over 74 million people using prepaid phones in 2020 in the United States alone.

I’m ashamed to have a prepaid phone Blizzard is the first company to make me feel too poor to play a game explains a player on the Reddit forums. His message resonated with more than 2,000 people. Following similar calls on its own forums, the American publisher has decided to relax this feature ofOverwatch 2.

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The decried feature removed … or almost

Finally, there will no longer be a need to use SMS Protect, with some exceptions. “Any player Overwatch with a Battle.net account, which includes all players who have played since June 9, 2021, will not be required to provide a phone number to play Blizzard communicated tonight. Accounts that were not connected to Battle.net and new accounts will have to go through this feature to play Overwatch 2.

This would allow ” protect the community from cheating according to the editor. “We will continue to listen to feedback on this and make further adjustments in this area as needed. reassured Blizzard. A solution with immediate effect that solves the problem. It is currently very well received by those concerned.

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