Unfortunately, there are a few things for you to set up for the Open Beta that will be essential as well for the game Launch next month. And that is a linked phone number on your Steam Account.
For those of us who have played Call of Duty Games on Mobile, that wouldn’t be a problem since one of the things you need to set up is a working phone number for your account. But for steam users who have already done so when they first created their Steam accounts, this can be a bit confusing.
In this guide, we will show you how to link your phone number on Steam for you to be able to access the Open Beta of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
How to Link Phone on Steam in COD Modern Warfare 2
A lot of players expressed irritation with the latest requirement to play COD MWF 2. Some are speculating that the added feature will be one of the safeguards for cheating in the game but that is all since there hasn’t been an official statement from the developers.
Apparently, even if you have already linked your phone number on other steam games, it would not detect on the Open Beta of this game so you have to start over and input your phone number again.
Click on the Go to Steam Account from the Launch Screen
From your login screen, click the “Go to Steam Account” button to take you to your steam account overlay browser. If you have already input your phone number on steam, all you will have to do is to click the verify phone number button.
Enter the Code you Received via Sms
This will let steam send a verification code to the number you set. Just type the code into the verification box for your number to be verified.
If by chance you don’t receive a code via sms or you are not using the phone number anymore, simply click cancel and set your current or preferred number to link into your account.
Set up a new phone number
Selecting cancel will bring you to the manage phone number screen. Here you will have to input your new or preferred phone number on the tab. With the number set, the next step will be to verify your number.
Verify via Sms or Steam App
There are two ways to verify your number. One is via Sms where they will be sending you a code via Sms and the other way is via the steam app on your phone or pc.
If you want to set up your phone number via the Steam App Auth. Open your Steam App and sign in.
Using the Steam App
Go to the confirmations tab and select change phone number. From there, I put your new phone number and confirm it. This will send verification via your email and you will have to verify for the phone number to be linked to your account.
When you have set up your phone number in either of the two ways, you will then have to request the code again which would be sent to your phone number. Copy the code into the box given.
Log into the game and click I already have a phone number
Launch the game again. On the login screen, select I already have a phone number. This will take you to the end user agreement page. Read them carefully and press accept.
This will allow you to enter the game. Enjoy the Open Beta while waiting for the official Launch next month.