Blizzard SMS confirmation

  • 8 October 2022
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This has to be one of the most annoying things I’ve had to deal with coming from a video game that was supposed to be free, but I’m also disappointed in Cricket like they’ve had this issue for 2 years but does nothing to try and contact blizzard and maybe come to a compromise to allow Cricket phone lines. What do we think guys? Is Blizzard just gonna say screw new players or will they try and fix it again? Why can’t cricket stick up for us and try and fight this? I’m literally going to have to change phone providers just to play maybe 2 video games I like.

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Its only the start. Word is the new Call of Duty will feature the same SMS protect. Blizzard says pre-paid phone plans such as Cricket won’t work. I’ve heard Mint mobile works though. Cricket needs to be proactive or they will lose substantial market share if more games do this.

Overwatch 1 was my all-time favorite game and the only reason I can play Overwatch 2 is because I was already linked to a Battlenet account. My step-son was excited to play with me but there is no way for him to because he is new.


I too am already searching to move my 3 line accounts to something else due to this. 


I am concerned with number portability that just changing carriers will do it.  is the number already tagged in the data base as a non-contract number and will continue to be blocked? 


The thought of having to change 3 phone NUMBERS as well is daunting.


As i know if you are receiving multiple or frequent verification request emails from us, your email address may have been compromised. Change your email address for another one and secure your Blizzard account by resetting your password, adding phone notifications, or adding an Authenticator.

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From my understanding, if you find yourself inundated with numerous or recurrent verification request emails from our end, there's a possibility that your email address might have been compromised. To enhance the security of your Blizzard account, consider replacing your current email with a new one. Additionally, fortify your account by performing actions such as resetting your password, implementing phone notifications, or introducing an Authenticator.

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