Activision Support

09/20/19

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare In-Game Account Registration

An overview of playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with an Activision Account

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Beginning with the Beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players are now required to log in to an Activision/Call of Duty account. Accounts make cross-platform play possible, allowing you to play with your friends on all systems.

Before you can play, you will need to agree to the Activision Beta Participation Program Agreement, then you will be prompted to sign up for or log in to an Activision/Call of Duty account.

Please note: Game progress in Call of Duty games is stored on your Activision/Call of Duty account, not your platform account. If you choose to link your platform account to another Activision/Call of Duty account, your progress will not carry over.

 

Signing Up

The Account Creation screen requires you to enter a Display Name, a valid email address, and a password. You will also need to set your region and decide whether to receive marketing emails before confirming your account.

After accepting the Call of Duty Account Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, your account registration will complete and your Account Summary will display.

Note that the Account Summary includes your Activision ID, which is the name that you will appear as in game.

 

Logging In

If you already have an Activision/Call of Duty account, simply enter your email address and password. After logging in, your Account Summary will display.

Note that the Account Summary includes your Activision ID, which is the name that you will appear as in game.

 

Activision ID

After signing up or logging in, you’ll see that your Activision ID includes a hash mark followed by a series of numbers (ex: DisplayName#1234567). This number is unique to your Activision/Call of Duty account and allows players with the same Gamertag, PSN ID, or BattleTag to keep their names while differentiating them in game. The number also makes account creation easier, eliminating the need to see if a name is available.

 

Changing your Display Name

The in-game Change Display Name feature is not enabled in the Beta. However, you can change your Display Name online.

  1. Log in to your Activision/Call of Duty account.
  2. Select BASIC INFO.
  3. Select EDIT next to your ACTIVISION ID and enter your desired Display Name.

 

Managing Friends

Head to the Social menu to manage your friends. Friends are sorted into two categories: Activision friends and friends on your current console. To invite a friend, you'll need to enter his or her Activision ID (ex: DisplayName#1234567).

You can also use this space to add players you've recently played with to your Friends list, accept invitations from other players, and manage players you've blocked.

 

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