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Overwatch 2 SMS Protection, Explained and How To Set Up

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Overwatch 2 brings a blend of old and new content to players. One of the new features present in Overwatch 2 is SMS Protection. Setting up SMS Protection is a requirement for players logging in, so getting it out of the way sooner rather than later is important.

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How to setup SMS Protection in Overwatch 2

Attaching a phone number to your account is pretty simple. Following the steps below can help players get this out of the way to get to the Overwatch 2 matches.

  1. Visit and sign into the account you will use to play Overwatch 2.
  2. Navigate to the Account Settings section of
  3. Go to the Account Details tab in the Account Settings and scroll down to find the Add Phone Number button.
  4. Once a phone number has been entered, players will receive a text verification number. Copy this number and put it in, and the phone number will be linked to the account.

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What does SMS Protection do in Overwatch 2?

SMS Protections in Overwatch 2 simply serve as a security measure for players. Having a phone number attached to your account means that you will receive alerts and notifications quicker and easier and also adds a layer of security with the text verification numbers that are occasionally sent on login.

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CJ is a freelance writer with a passion for modern and retro video games, with an emphasis on RPGs and Pokemon games. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his cat and drinking way too much coffee.

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