Overwatch 2 requires your phone number

BUT only players with post paid plans are allowed to play the game!

OH NO NO NO NO NO NO

Blizzard really wants to destroy itself completly huh?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you been living under a rock or are you just using Firefox as your browser?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is wrong with firefox?
      I use firefox, been using it since the early 00s

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ngmi

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >t. chromecuck

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Enjoy your ads next year.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >t. chromecuck

            nta but Brave is the decent choice

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              brave is just a chromium fork. Come next year, it also won't allow adblockers to work properly anymore, other than the built in one, which is vastly inferior to ublock.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >other than the built in one, which is vastly inferior to ublock.
                0.001 chrome schekels have been deposited into yoru account.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Brave unironically does just that with their shitty Crypto lol also praising uBlock Origin is not preferring Chrome if it works better in Firefox and it will stop working on Chrome in 2 months

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Why would you accuse me of being a chrome shill when I specifically are telling you that both chrome and all its chromium forks, which happens to include Brave, are going to be affected by the API changes come next year?. If anything, you can call me a Firefox shill, but I'm merely pointing out the fact that after 2022, Firefox and its forks will be the only mainstream browser left that allow full functionality of adblocker addons.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >when I specifically are telling you
                Good morning sir please redeem the chrome

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >he's a chrome shill because he's telling people chrome will stop supporting adblockers properly and they should use firefox instead
                Did you receive brain damage as a kid or something?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                how are they going to stop old versions from working lmao

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          adblockers will stop working properly January 1st, 2023 on Chromium browsers you should all start switching to Firefox I did weeks ago and it's fine, fuck Google and their ads they won't get me

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I remember when someone offhandedly mentioned in 2014 or so how ads on Youtube are shit
            I genuinely had forgotten it even had ads, having used an adblocker since fucking 2005 or something

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Damn I wish I could forget. I often use YT on my phone and I cant even get rid of every ad or issue with vanced and an adblock in a browser.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I often use YT on my phone
                zoom zoom

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Look up ReVanced and NewPipe anon

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Get newpipe from GitHub. Not the one on the app store, that one is a scam

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Fagfox is woke

          Without being a retard
          What exactly is teh issue with firefox
          I is slightly slow on start up because of extension format and it does use a lot of ram but neither of them are an issue and both chrome or IE has much more shittier issues using it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The RAM thing stopped being relevant after Chrome started doing the same shit

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Chrome
              Mental midget detected

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Try reading the rest of the thread first, moron
                Or you can just tell us what le epic browser you use since you're clearly dying to brag about your superiority. Do it so you can leave and let the adults speak

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://blog.mozilla.org/mozilla/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Did you actually try reading that? Or you just saw the word "fake news" and went into an outrage?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You think those types of "humans" read anything but the headlines of articles and then just interpret it how they want to?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Firefox was always the best option and after the adblocker changes will be even better so.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fagfox is woke

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ngmi

          >not using librewolf
          ISHIGGYDIGGY

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            a toast to the best browser

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            What's the search engine to use nowadays. Brave's results have been pretty shit lately. I don't know what changed but it never finds what I want it to find.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fagfox is woke

        Google's removing all ad blockers in Chrome in 2023.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >browser made by trannies for trannies fighting for deplatforming
        >"what is wrong with it"

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          made by trannies
          brain dead npc

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >he did not mention about chuds working in Google as well

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          But enough about google chrome

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >anon jebaited into outing yourself as chud
        many such cases, you love to see it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Very brave of you to finally come out of the closet anon, but how is your homosexuality related to video games?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have you been living under a rock? What fucking video games require a phone number you dumb ass?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2?
    when even did the first one come out?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its never been so obvious just how many 3rd worlders were on Ganker until now

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >give amazon your home address
    ok
    >give netflix your credit card number
    ok
    >give blizzard your phone number
    NOOOOOOOO HOW DARE THEY? MUH PRIVACY

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >amazon
      They have to deliver things? Reasonable
      >netflix
      lmao as if I would give money to them

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        and Blizzard has to authenticate you as a real person so if you get banned you dont just make a new account
        simple as

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          why do they need to do that? or ban me in the first place? It sounds like they don't want my money

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >why do they need to do that?
            Have you gays fucking learnt nothing?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pity (You), try making your b8 better next time

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      cool. why dont all studio emplyoees show up their numbers too so they can be "called out" on their bullshit
      MUH PRIVACY

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>give amazon your home address
      They come to my office building
      >>give netflix your credit card number
      I use paypal
      >give blizzard your phone number
      Fuck them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What happens if you change your number?
      >Send us your government issued photo ID and a bill with your address and name on it
      This is what they demand from you when that happens.
      Then they build your profile and sell it to a third party.
      Who?
      You don't know and never will.
      >Someone somewhere has your information already, so just give it to anyone else that wants it
      Go fuck yourself zoomer moron chud. Have fun when your identity gets stolen, no one will care or help you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i havent changed my number since i got it in 2003, why the fuck should i ever change it?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's a Post-Paid phone?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Like Pre-paid but in reverse

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You pay all your bills upfront so if you go beyond the amount of minutes or data usage you paid for you get shutoff

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine not having unlimited data

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What does post paid mean? I don't speak american consumer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >use something
      >pay for it at the end of the month

      As opposed to prepaid
      >pay for the months service in advance, usually with set usage limitations

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        And why a prepaid one would be ok for them?
        Seem kinda arbitrary

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You can still get prepaid sims without identifying yourself in many places.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it means not pre-paid aka on a contract with your name on it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't speak american consumer
      Not to be rude so early, but where do you live? This payment option is available in Latam, as well as the most third world country in Africa.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Poor indie company can't handle a DDOS for a 10 man arena shooter

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >No underage or third worlders allowed
    Whats the problem >wanting to play overwatch

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it accepted my brazilian pre paid phone number with no problem. maybe its only in the USA that it isnt accepted

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They only reason I have a phone is because paypal won't let me log in without SMS. I'm not paying 40 bucks a month to play overwatch-but-with-mtx.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand how this even works
    It sends you a magic SMS message that requires another plan?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do non-criminal people actually use prepaid? What the fuck.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was using it for decades, never felt a need to switch because I only used my phone for calls (pretty much only relatives) and messages
      No smartphone either until last year

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Guilty of the crime of being poor

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah if you're single it's cheaper to be on a prepaid plan because you can use just about any phone vs being a carrier cuck and locked down on phone on a certain network

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/overwatch-2-launch-status-update/700480

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      guess the scandal is only language they understand, even wallet is powerless now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >who have played since June 9, 2021
      So nobody?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Heh, i won.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This changes nothing, the majority of players will still need to give Blizzard their phone numbers and be using the correct companies and payment methods.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Online accounts that require user phone numbers is the stupidest thing ever and always has been.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I barely spend about 30 a year on calls/texts, post paid would be so wasteful.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What exactly stops someone else from using my phone number for this?
    Pajeets call me night and day already to tell me my Microsoft Antivirus is infected.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I imagine it's to send an SMS to your phone in order to access the game. Otherwise you could just open a phonebook and put in a random number if all it wanted was a valid phone.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But users with prepaid can receive SMSes no problem

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          And Activision-Blizzard have decided the poors aren't worthy of their great game.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you attach a phone number to your battle.net account you have to verify it by typing in the code they send you to that phone number

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The phone number is used for both 2FA cancer and as to identify you in their data vendor's database.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      report them to the fcc, there is a super basic form on their website where you can report spam/scammers and even input the times and numbers they use to call you so they can be tracked easier
      i recall it took me all of 5 minutes to fill out the page once i located it and doesn't require making any sort of account with them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      people already have your number as you already said, what difference does this make?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good, cheaters are overwhelmingly poorfags and poorfags in general should be segregated away from the general population. I hope this becomes more common in the years to come.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cheaters are overwhelmingly poorfags
      Every undetectable cheat costs money tho.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I guess you haven't heard then.
      Cheating is a service now that you pay for every month, or perhaps less often if you buy more time than that.
      Poorfags can't cheat any more, and the cheats cost way more than phones do.
      Your argument doesn't even apply.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >these FF shills shilling their slow as browser already
    yea I know about ads blocker change, I'll switch to your slow shit when that comes out

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gundam Evolution awaits!

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think blizzcucks deserve this since they keep playing and paying blizzshit instead of just wanking to the porn.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's with so many things trying to put up barriers to entry when you should be making your product as accessible as possible, real weird haha

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you make it accessible to everyone but you don't allow players to host their own servers and police them themselves it's gonna be a shitshow of cheating and strict moderation. nobody lets players have own servers anymore since they neeeeeeed to nickle and dime absolutely everything

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm impressed that people defend this shit, god forbid they let go of the walled garden

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's actually a pretty shitty thing for Blizzard to do, but I don't think I even saw the prompt. Maybe because I had bought OW1?

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They already ran it back 12 hours ago. Phone no longer needed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus christ this how the fuck can all you gays be this fucking sheltered. How big of a rock do you dipshits live under?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        watch out guys, we have a special little boy here

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    post the porn already

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Worked with my prepaid phone.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >pre-paids not allowed.
    So entire China, eastern Europe and all 3rd world countries won't be playing this particular Blizzard game.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >and all 3rd world countries
      I know some guys from south america that have already played it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I live in a third world country and paid phone plans are extremely common. They're not a luxury.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      third worlder here, in my country you can get a mobile contract for like $7 that includes a ton of GBs and unlimited data for social networks and music apps

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    no wonder the games have been better in general

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >couldn't even play because of a major DDOS attack crippling the game on launch day
    DDOS attacks are pretty common. But is like a 50/50 chance of Blizzard's server structure just not being up for the task of handling the launch of the OW2-update's regular player load. And then just blaming it on a DDOS attack.

    It is fact that DDOS attacks happen often. But it is also fact that it is the go-to excuse for failing server structures.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll uninstall if i can't play tonight without waiting 15 minutes to get in

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      just demand community hosted servers and a server browser so there's no queues

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        but then it wouldn't be as easy for them to monitor you for subversive behavior

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LOL NVM

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      still wont play get fucked

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      only if you were playing from July 2021
      most people werent

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    does this actually work to stop bots? has any other f2p game done this?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This has nothing to do with whatever reasoning they gave for including it, they just want your data and to be able to instaban you across every game and social platform if you say a no no word

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        True it's just apart of their EGS/social credit score system they have in plan doesn't matter if you scream the moronword online they don't care about that, they're more interested in your views of China/ ((certain)) conomic policies

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, it's probably to filter cheaters.
        I've my phone linked to my CS:GO account (steam) and I've said moron multiple times, and I've yet to be banned.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >no one reported me yet, guess that means i'll never get banned
          retard

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >be able to instaban you across every game and social platform if you say a no no word
            If they cared this much, they would have automatic systems in place.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      dota2 for ranked

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how come people freak out about giving their phone numbers but not their credit card information to companies?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >why do people not want to give more information than necessary?
      they don't need a phone number for you to purchase things, you brain dead gay.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's necessary to help weed out cheaters. Let me guess you like people voting without identification too?

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its very funny because me, a hacker, will shit on your game day 1 using some good indian phone number while aimbotting you in the ass, completly undetected.

    While you normies will have to give all your data to Blizzard just for the privilege of getting shit on by me. Beautiful.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Blizzard really wants to destroy itself completly huh?
    So naive...

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use a prepaid sim which ends up costing less than a euro per month. You might be retarded if you pay more than that, unless you really have a good reason to use mobile data.

    Anyways, does blizz still need your phone number if you have actual paid games on the account?

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who gives a shit about overtrash, like seriously?

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dead on Arrival.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not because of the phone thing.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's definitely part of it

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We designed Overwatch 2 to be a live service, which enables us to be responsive to a variety of player feedback. We have made the decision to remove phone number requirements for a majority of existing Overwatch players. Any Overwatch player with a connected Battle.net account, which includes all players who have played since June 9, 2021, will not have to provide a phone number to play. We are working to make this change and expect it to go live on Friday, October 7. We will update players once it is in effect.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gundam wins

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Missing out on a couple permatrolls on their free game wont sink blizzard.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what do i need to press to play?
    i think bnet already got my number since it allowed me to play the mw22 beta with no problem but now ow2 is suddenly asking

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i got in with a prepaid

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >healing out her (somewhat flat) ass
    >baptiste field 2.0
    >extra damage on headshot for some unknown reason
    >INSTANT MERCY SHIFT THROUGH WALLS
    >cooldown reduction and buff to movement speed and firing rate in a fuckhuge aoe
    This bitch would have ruined the game faster than brigitte did, what the fuck are these moron devs thinking

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Majority of players are dogshit with her though and she's not overpowered.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is about getting your phone number, if they really cared about cheaters they would invest in an anticheat that doesnt suck ass

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dumbass.
      Cheaters will cheat. Anti-cheat just inconveniences normal players. Denuvo
      I have yet to see a bypass to a legit phone number.
      This will get rid of cheaters near completely.
      Use your brain.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >This will get rid of cheaters near completely.
        lol

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You cheat?
          Blocked phone number.
          And? What you gonna do?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >there is no way to bypass that
            lol

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Avoiding the question
              lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >what you gonna do?
                >bypass it
                >answer the question!!!!!
                retard lmao

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yup, you can't.
                lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're too retarded to do it
                >instant reply
                cope and seethe lil guy

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No answer.
                Cope.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It will also get rid of their fucking playerbase

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anyone that still plays these kinds of games have below average IQ. They will happily input their phone numbers without any thoughts.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Blizzard going full mask off with their ties to ChiCom huh

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    holy fucking garden gnomegarden gnomeshit.
    imagine playing w*stern pozzware lmao

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    almost there

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Registered just fine and I use Mint prepaid

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >an actual literal (whites only) videogame

    Were saved

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >We need your email address
    Here's my email address [email protected]
    >NOOO NOT THAT EMAIL ADDRESS IT NEEDS TO BE GMAIL OR OUTLOOK

    >We need your phone number
    Here's my phone number
    >NOOO NOT THAT PHONE NUMBER IT NEEDS TO BE POST PAID NUMBER

    What are they up to huh?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >NOOO NOT THAT EMAIL ADDRESS IT NEEDS TO BE GMAIL OR OUTLOOK
      literally never happened, i signed up to battlenet with throwaway emails many times(got banned for cheating in warzone)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >literally never happened
        retard thinks he meant just battlenet

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >play trash game
    >get trash experience
    surprised pikachu face.jpg

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got pre-paid and still play the game, just don't be a third worlder

  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In what shitty country do they live in that they don't have a cheap mobile plan?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I pay 5€ a month for mine but that's not the issue. I don't want to give my phone number to blizzard. They have absolutely zero reason to have it. If it's for 2FA there's various other ways to achieve that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't want to give my phone number to blizzard
        Don't do it then

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't do it that's why I'm here bitching about it. I paid for the game and now suddenly after an update I can no longer play it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You can play it, you're just too autistic to link your phonenumber to your account

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I can't play it because they arbitrarily added a requirement that didn't use to exist.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You can easily pass the requirement, but you don't want to because you're an autist.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'm a gamer. I don't have a fucking phone number. I play fucking videgames, Einstein

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ask your mommy to let you use her number

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                My mom is fucking dead. That's why I play videogames to cope

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I would have killed myself too if you were my son, jesus christ.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                good. hope you lose more in life, fucking gay. top kek!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I would have killed myself too if you were my son, jesus christ.

                You think yr so hot because you have fucking phones, you elitist pieces of shit. Yr videogame fuckings sucks and is going to die, because assholes like you ruined the fucking industry

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker truly is the worst board
    you're all mean to each other for no reason
    I'm glad most of you are fat virgins, you're as ugly inside as you are outside
    >inb4 insults
    I'm leaving the board forever don't bother.
    The love you take is the love you make.

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    TF2 already outlived OW2

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      TF2 is dead though

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        TF2 died before Overwatch 1 even launched.

        blizztard Cope

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        TF2 died before Overwatch 1 even launched.

        Blizzard shills detected

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      TF2 died before Overwatch 1 even launched.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        TF2 is dead though

        TF2 won

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If Blizzard wants to get access to my phone number so they can make a profile they can sell, they should let me play their games for free, since they're already going to be making money off of me.

  56. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Google chrome shilling worked so hard that people forget chrome is literally rewriting extensions to remove adblocker

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    who the fuck doesn't have a phone in 2022

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      me

  59. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what a shit company holy fuck, dont play overwatch but imagine giving a company your phone number to play a video game

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