There is a new part of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer experience and it links up to your Call of Duty account or Activision account. You may already have an Activision account if you’ve played the beta or a previous Call of Duty game, but you may need to reset your password and update information.
This guide will explain exactly what is linked to your Call of Duty account with this ID, why it matters so much for MOdern Warfare, how to reset your password and how to change the display name in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Why Do I Need an Activision ID?
The Activision ID is what allows you to cross-play with people on another console or PC. Without it, you have no way of adding players from PS4 if you are on Xbox or vice-versa. This is an essential part of the Modern Warfare Multiplayer experience.
This is also where gameplay progress is stored in Modern Warfare. If switch your platform account to another Call of Duty profile, the progress will not carry over. So make sure you link it up to the account that you want to use when you get started.
How to Change Your Display Name
Other players will see your display name in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This is what will show up in-game and when searching for friends. You may not like what your current Activision ID is since you likely made it before thinking of it like your Gamertag or PSN name. You can change it online right now, and you should be able to change it in-game at some point.
- Log in to your Activision Account.
- Click on Basic Info.
- Click on Edit next to Activision ID.
- Change the name.
- Click on Save.
You may need to authenticate using your password or by logging into one of your platform accounts. Once this is done, you can log out, and log back in to see your display name.
How to Find Friends with Activision ID
When you start playing Modern Warfare, you will see your friends from the system you are on, as well as an option to find Activision friends. Head to the Social menu in the game and then you will see the two categories.
If you haven’t done so already, search for the friend’s Activision ID and send them an invite so that you can play Modern Warfare together. You can also use this to add players you meet in-game, block players and accept invites.
How to Make an Activision ID
If you don’t already have an Activision ID, you can make one in just a minute. You can do this online and you should be able to do it in the game. Simply choose a display name, enter an email address and password and you’re almost done.
You’ll need to accept the terms, decide if you want marketing emails and then you may need to verify your email. After that, you’ll see your new Activision ID in the game.
How to Reset Your Call of Duty Account Password
If like us, you have an Activision ID, but forgot your password, you can reset it in less than a minute. You simply need to go to the Call of Duty account login page to get started.
- Click on Need Help
- Enter your email.
- Click Submit.
- Look for an email from Call of Duty.
- Click to reset the password.
- Enter a new password.
Once you finish that, you will be ready to go. Login in your browser to make sure everything is working and then grab your controller to log in on Xbox One or PS4.
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