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There was concern earlier in the week when it seemed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would require a phone number in order to be playable on PS5 and PS4. However, further small print published by developer Infinity Ward reveals this will only be mandated on PC platforms; if you’re playing on PlayStation, then you should be good to go.

Overwatch 2 introduced the controversial security measure earlier this month, but it’s since been removed due to a strong backlash from fans. Ultimately, publisher Activision Blizzard wants to cut down on cheating, and by mandating a phone number it introduces an obstacle hackers have to overcome should their account get banned. Of course, like so many things in life, the requirement only serves to punish average players.

Fortunately, this won’t bother PlayStation owners, so all’s well that ends well. Are you relieved by this reveal? Wipe your brow in the comments section below.