How To Pre-Download ‘Overwatch 2’ And Set Up SMS Protect

surveillance 2 it will finally arrive on October 4 as a free game. To make sure you get into action as soon as the game is released (well, as long as the servers hold), you can pre-install the game. It’s worth noting that only returning players and those who bought the surveillance 2 surveillance package you can download it in advance. Newcomers will have to wait until launch.

First, let’s go over how to connect a mobile phone number to your account, which is required to play. surveillance 2.

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How to set up SMS Protect for ‘Overwatch 2’

One of the key talking points on surveillance 2 is the fact that all players will need connect an eligible mobile number to his account. That is already proving controversial. Players with secondary accounts will no longer be able to use them unless they have access to other valid mobile numbers (pro tip: ask your friends or family very nicely).

Also, some players are finding that Blizzard’s system doesn’t accept their phone number, which isn’t very good. Blizzard says that prepaid and VOIP numbers aren’t eligible, for one thing. Also note that you can only use a phone number with a country code that matches the country of your Blizzard account.

It may be worth setting up SMS Protect before installing surveillance 2, since you’ll have to do that before you can play anyway. To do this, access the Account details section from your settings and enter your full phone number in the phone section.

After doing that and pressing Continue, you will receive an SMS message with a verification code. Enter this into and click or tap Continue to complete the process.

By the way, if you are interested in learning more about SMS Protect, I interviewed surveillance 2 developers about that and other aspects of their plan to mitigate cheating and toxicity. You can read about it here:

How to preinstall ‘Overwatch 2’

Returning Players and Owners of the ‘Overwatch 2’ Watchpoint Pack

if you played supervision 1 on PC or bought the surveillance 2 Watchpoint Pack on the platform, you can pre-download Overwatch 2 right now.

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You may not even have to do much. If you have automatic updates enabled in the PC launcher, surveillance 2 now it should download itself. Otherwise, in the launcher Supervision page, look at the bottom left of the window. Next to the Play button, you will see a gear icon. Click here and select Check for updates. Note that surveillance 2 it’s about a 50GB download on PC.

If you see this message, you’ll be good to go on Tuesday:

Regarding the pre-installation surveillance 2 on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to start downloading it around noon ET on October 4. I believe, but this is not confirmed, that you will do this by updating the original game or the beta version. if you still have it installed. Otherwise, check the surveillance 2 store page on your console. surveillance 2 it’s roughly a 30GB install on consoles.

new players

First of all, welcome! You will have to create a account play surveillance 2 on all platforms. Make sure to set up SMS Protect as above as well.

If you’re a PC gamer, make sure you download the launcher. Once you’ve set that up, navigate to the surveillance 2 page to download the game.

Unfortunately, new players will not be able to download surveillance 2 on PC or consoles until the game launches around 3 p.m. It must be a fun time.

Whether you are a new player or have been playing Supervision Since the 2015 beta version, if you have any questions about surveillance 2, feel free to ask me on twitter. I am more than happy to help to the best of my ability!

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