Overwatch 2 Status Update: Blizzard Makes Changes to SMS Requirement, Fixes Bugs

An Overwatch 2 community manager took to the game’s official forums to share an Overwatch 2 status update. The post outlines some of the biggest concerns players have with the game’s tumultuous launch, as well as how Blizzard plans to address these issues.

The first issue the post addressed was Overwatch 2’s SMS requirement. Prior to the update, all Overwatch 2 players had to link their phone to their Battle.net account in an effort to make people more responsible for cheating or bad behavior. However, after many players expressed frustration with the system and criticized it for being exclusive, Blizzard has removed the policy for existing players.