blizzard launch overwatch 2 Tuesday didn’t go according to plan. Several players who tried to play revamped overwatch Experienced long queue times, servers were subject to errors, disconnected from games, and progress and items didn’t progress beyond the original game—that is, if they could connect to Blizzard’s game servers at all. On Wednesday evening, Blizzard apologized to the state overwatch 2Launched and announced a major policy change: “Most Existing” will no longer require a phone number to link it to a Battle.net account overwatch players.”
“We have decided to remove the phone number requirements for most of the existing overwatch player,” the Overwatch team said in a post on Blizzard’s forums. “any overwatch A player with a connected Battle.net account, which includes all players playing through June 9, 2021, will not be required to provide a phone number to play.”
Blizzard said it plans to change the phone number requirement overwatch 2 Till Friday for current players
Despite lifting the phone number requirement for most of its player base, an initiative called SMS Protect, the developer “keeps”[s] Committed to combating disruptive behavior in overwatch 2” and noted that “Accounts that were not linked to Battle.net as well as new accounts will still have to meet SMS security requirements, which helps ensure that we protect our community against fraud.” are protecting. If a player is found to have engaged in disruptive behavior, his account may be banned, whether he has a new account or not. ,
Blizzard’s decision requires a phone number overwatch 2 — and more restrictions about which type Phone numbers would meet its requirements – one was controversial. Some players who had pre-paid cell phone plans barred themselves from playing overwatch 2which means some customers who bought the original overwatch, which was replaced by its sequel Bulk, could no longer play its own copy of the game. This issue has escalated since Blizzard’s policy was announced: a week ago overwatch 2 launched, and right after the developer started taking pre-orders for add-ons for the game.
for the situation overwatch 2Of online games, Blizzard said it is still working to improve stability for the game’s online service.
“Today we have patched a server that is critical to the login experience, and this change has increased login reliability,” the Overwatch team said. “Beyond the queue, we are in progress with another server update that will reduce the incidence of players getting disconnected after they are already in the game.”
Blizzard said it has “made changes to simplify the queuing process,” and expects players to see more streamlined queue times, and is working to address players being removed from the queue.
In a Wednesday evening update, Blizzard also addressed problems with account mergers and missing player items, and incorrectly locked heroes, all of which are being investigated and worked on. Blizzard again noted that overwatch 2The launch issues of “were exacerbated by DDoS attacks,” which apparently seem to have ended Tuesday.
Blizzard said the update will be posted on the official overwatch twitter account (and possibly its forums) as soon as they come in.