Earlier this week, Infinity Ward announced that they are enabling two-step SMS authentication (also known as 2FA) for new Call of Duty Warzone PC players as an added layer to combat cheaters. Well, it seems this Call of Duty Warzone 2FA security measure has worked to some degree and to hilarious results too.
Security Update: We have initiated two-step SMS authentication for new #Warzone PC users, who log in as free to play as another step to provide an additional layer of security for players.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) May 12, 2020
Over on the Call of Duty Warzone subreddit, the second most upvoted thread (currently at over 10K upvotes) is how a cheater is upset at how this Call of Duty Warzone 2FA security layer have locked him and other cheaters out of the game due to their banned accounts being tied to their phones.
For those not familiar with how 2FA works, here’s a quick explanation by SearchSecurity:
Two-factor authentication (2FA), sometimes referred to as two-step verification or dual-factor authentication, is a security process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify themselves. This process is done to better protect both the user’s credentials and the resources the user can access.
I find it particularly extra delicious to see cheaters whining because they can’t cheat anymore. To their credit, Infinity Ward has been very steadfast in combating Call of Duty Warzone cheaters, and this new step the studio has added seems to be one of the best ways to combat this.
If this works, don’t be surprised to see 2FA implemented in other games to combat cheaters as well.
Are you fine with Infinity Ward’s enabling of Call of Duty Warzone 2FA for PC players or do you feel it’s a little too much? Let us know down below in the comments.