COD Modern Warfare 2 wants your phone number before you can play on PC

Activision Blizzard has released the system requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s open beta, including the rather oddball insistence that PC players “must” have their phone number linked to their or Steam account. I doubt Bobby Kotick’s going to be using it for late night booty calls but, all the same, why does a game need your mobile number to run on your PC.

Beta access is as ever predicated on pre-orders, and is more like early access to a finished product than a beta, so these requirements can be taken as applying to the final game. The biggest surprise is how relatively modest the requirements are for one of the biggest series in gaming: Modern Warfare 2 will run at minimum specs on a GTX 960, a card that launched in January 2015.

Modern Warfare 2 minimum requirements (1080p, 60fps, low settings)

  • OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • RAM: 8GB 
  • SOUND: Any DirectX Compatible card

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