Activision has introduced a new two-factor authentication process for all players, providing more security for console users. All players will need to do is log in to their accounts via the Call Of Duty website and follow the steps as instructed.
An additional authentication app, in this case, Google Authenticator is required to log in. Account-holders will be then prompted to enter a security code created by the app. Once the authentication process has been enabled, backup codes associated with a user's respective account are sent to their email. Each of the codes can only be used once, Activision says.
Two-factor authentication has been added to PC for those playing Warzone, but who do not own a copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. This is a precondition to signing up to Warzone in a bid to not only protect players' accounts, but tackle the ongoing problem with in-game cheaters.
Two-factor authentication is now available across all platforms to help make accounts more secure, especially since Black Ops Cold War is days away from release.
In September, amid claims that up to 500,000 accounts had been hacked, Activision responded by claiming that this figure was not accurate, but that they would be “investigate all privacy concerns.”
They further advised on steps to take to protect their accounts from such scenarios.
— Activision Support (@ATVIAssist) September 22, 2020
In October, in an anti-cheat update from Infinity Ward, they confirmed that across both Warzone and Modern Warfare, they’d banned over 200,000 players, while “continuing to deploy additional security updates and added backend enforcement tools.”
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will arrive on November 13, 2020, launching across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Series X, S, and PC. If you're looking to play as soon as possible, Activision has outlined the pre-load start times for Black Ops Cold War across all platforms.