Call of Duty Two-Factor Authentication Comes to Consoles

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Call of Duty Two-Factor Authentication Comes to Consoles

November 11, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Call of Duty two-factor authentication is finally coming to consoles, allowing for a wider range of players to ensure that their Call of Duty account is safe and secure.

As with most major modern games, Call of Duty has enabled players to use two-factor authentication to protect their accounts. Two-factor authentication is a system that prevents access to protected information without two forms of authorization. Most commonly, a user would have to enter a username and password for one part of the authentication process and follow that up with a specific code; these codes can be provided via a physical authenticator device, a smartphone app, or via e-mail or SMS message.

Unfortunately, Call of Duty two-factor authentication hasn't worked for all versions of the game. GamesRadar reports that two-factor authentication is now available for console players; they simply have to set it up via the game's website to begin using it.

This feature is arriving a little less than a month after there were concerns from players that nearly half a million Activision accounts were breached; Activision denied that any such breach happened in a statement to TechRaptor.

 
 

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How to Activate Call of Duty Two-Factor Authentication

To activate Call of Duty Two-Factor Authentication, players should head to their profile page on the Call of Duty website. From there, click on the "Privacy & Security" button on the left; players can enable two-factor authentication from there.

In the meantime, we're just two days away from the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War release date. If you haven't yet secured yourself a copy of the game, you can still pre-purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the game's official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

Do you think more games should make use of two-factor authentication? Have you ever had issues with your Call of Duty account being compromised? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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