Stuck trying to verify your phone number in Modern Warfare 2? As an added layer of security against cheaters in Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward requires each player to verify their identity by associating their phone number before they can play. This shouldn’t be a big deal for most players, but it seems that a portion of users on Steam are having the same issue where they are being asked to verify their number despite having done so previously, and can’t proceed because Steam won’t let them verify their phone numbers too often in a while short time.
It is a severe problem for players who just want to get involved in the latest Call Of Duty game. Fortunately, there is a fairly straightforward fix, which we will detail in this guide. Follow the steps below and you’ll be back to playing TDM and Prisoner Rescue in no time.
How to Fix Mobile Verification Issue in Modern Warfare 2
If you are among the many Steam players who are stuck at the “Mobile Phone Number Required” screen after launching Modern Warfare 2, here’s how to solve it.
The first time, just click on the Go To Steam Account button and you will be prompted to enter a phone number (if your Steam account doesn’t already have one), then type in the verification short code that Steam will send you via text message .
Next, close the Steam window and click “I’ve already added a phone number” to continue with Modern Warfare 2 itself.
However, on subsequent launches of the game, you may be asked to verify your number again even though you have already done so – and Steam may not allow you to verify this because you did so recently. If this happens to you, here’s what to do:
- Open Steam.
- Click the Steam button in the upper-right corner, then click Settings.
- Under the “Account” tab, click “View account details” in the upper-right corner of the window.
- Under “Contact info,” tap “Manage your phone number.”
- Click Remove Number, and follow the onscreen steps below to remove your phone number from Steam.
- Now open Modern Warfare 2 and follow the standard steps on the “Mobile Phone Number Required” screen to re-add your phone number.
It’s not perfect, but until this annoying problem for Steam users is fixed, this is the solution. Simply unlink your phone number from your Steam account and re-add it. You may need to do this a few times over the course of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, but the problem doesn’t seem to occur every time you launch the game, at least.
Now that you can get into Modern Warfare 2 itself, you should get a primer on the current definition of the gun by checking our guides on the best Modern Warfare 2 guns. You can also check out our guides for more details about the best SMG and the best assault rifle in the game . Why not make the most of this demo weekend with our guide on how to level up quickly in Modern Warfare 2?
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