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Modern Warfare 2 Mobile Phone Number Requires Steam Bug Fix

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Can’t verify your phone number in Modern Warfare 2? As an added layer of protection against cheaters for Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward asks each player to verify their identity by linking their phone number before they can play. This shouldn’t be a problem for most players, but some of the users on Steam seem to run into the same issue where they are asked to verify their number despite having done so before, and can don’t go any further because Steam won’t. don’t let them verify their phone numbers too many times in a short period of time.

It’s a cruel matter for players who just want to get stuck in the latest Call Of Duty action. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple solution, which we will discuss in this guide. Follow the steps below and you’ll be back playing TDM and Prisoner Rescue in no time.

How to fix the mobile phone verification issue in Modern Warfare 2

If you are one of the many Steam players who are stuck on the “Cell Phone Number Required” screen after launching Modern Warfare 2, here’s how to fix it.

The first time, just click on the “Go to Steam Account” button and you will be asked to enter a phone number (if your Steam account doesn’t already have one) and then type in the short verification code that Steam will send you by text message .

After that, close the Steam window and click on “I’ve already added a phone number” to proceed to Modern Warfare 2 itself.

However, on later game launches, you may be asked to re-verify your number despite already having done so – and Steam may not let you verify this as you’ve already done so recently. If this is the case for you, you should do the following:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click “Steam” in the top left corner and then click “Settings”.
  3. Under the ‘Account’ tab, click ‘View account information’ in the top right corner of the window.
  4. Under ‘Contact information’, click ‘Manage your phone number’.
  5. Click “Delete Number” and follow the next on-screen steps to delete your phone number from Steam.
  6. Now open Modern Warfare 2 and follow the standard steps on the “Mobile Phone Number Required” screen to add your phone number again.

It’s not ideal, but until this annoying problem for Steam users is fixed, here’s the solution. Simply unlink your phone number from your Steam account and add it again. You may have to do this several times over the course of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, but at least it doesn’t seem like the issue occurs every time you launch the game.

Now that you can get into Modern Warfare 2 itself, you should get an introduction to the current weapon meta by checking out our guides to the best Modern Warfare 2 weapons. You can also check out our more detailed guides on the best SMG and best assault rifle in the game. Why not make the most of this beta weekend too with our guide to how to level up fast in Modern Warfare 2?


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