Are you stuck on the “Mobile Phone Number Required” page in Modern Warfare 2?
To play MW2, you need to link your phone number to the game.
However, many users are unable to do so because they are stuck in a loop.
This is a known bug on the steam version of the game.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Mobile Phone Number Required” in Modern Warfare 2 (COD MW2) on Steam.
- Why is my mobile phone number required in MW2?
- How to fix “Mobile Phone Number Required” in Modern Warfare 2
Why is my mobile phone number required in MW2?
Your mobile phone number is required in MW2 because the game is trying to reduce disruptive behavior.
In addition, the game is trying to foster a positive community experience for all players.
Unfortunately, many users are reporting not being able to link their phone numbers.
The post on r/ModernWarfareII on Reddit has over 300 upvotes and comments saying that they can’t get past the page.
Here’s a comment by Mulkat, “I added my number and verified it but can’t get past the screen”.
And another comment by someone by the username of nushbag_, “It let me in the first time and when I relaunched it asked again but steam says I already verified my phone”.
How to fix “Mobile Phone Number Required” in Modern Warfare 2
To fix “Mobile Phone Number Required” in Modern Warfare 2, you need to delete the web browser data on Steam.
By doing so, the download cache on Steam will be cleared, which can fix issues with games that cannot start or load.
This deletes all of the Steam browser cached files, cookies, and history (not your Google Chrome or IE data/cache).
Here’s how to delete the web browser data on Steam:
- Launch Steam and log in to your account.
- Click on “Steam” on the top navigation bar.
- Select “Settings”.
- Select “Web browser”.
- Click on “Delete web browser data”.
- Select “Ok”.
- Launch COD MW2.
After you’ve deleted the web browser data on Steam, you should be able to get past the “Mobile Phone Number Required” page.
If you’re still having trouble with linking your phone number, you can contact Activision support here: https://support.activision.com/.