Upgrade Your Account Security and Gain a Backpack Upgrade

January 17th by Blizzard Entertainment

We take account security seriously and know you do too. So, when you add Blizzard SMS Protect to your account along with either the Blizzard Authenticator or Blizzard Mobile Authenticator App, you’ll gain an additional four bag slots*—account-wide— on your character’s main backpack in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. (Also includes Legion players.) You’ll be able to hold a little more stuff as you adventure through Azeroth and keep your account more secure so the adventure can go on.

What Is Blizzard SMS Protect?

Blizzard SMS Protect lets you perform certain account actions, such as removing your Authenticator from your mobile phone, and can be set up to provide you with account-activity notifications. All you need is a supported text-enabled cell phone to get started.

What can Battle.net SMS Protect do for you?

  • Unlock your Battle.net account
  • Remove a damaged or lost Authenticator
  • Recover your account name
  • Reset your password

In addition, you can turn on alerts to have text messages sent directly to your phone notifying you of certain kinds of account activity, such as password changes and security feature additions or removals.
These text messages are a free* and easy way to help protect your account from unauthorized access and changes.

Remember, you can help further safeguard your Battle.net account by never sharing your password, using unique passwords on each site you visit, and being aware of potential email and phishing scams.
For more information on Battle.net SMS Protect and instructions on how to set it up, visit the Battle.net SMS Protect FAQ.  

We also encourage you to learn more about what you can do to help safeguard your account by reviewing the various resources available on our security checklist.

*Your phone carrier's standard rate for received text messages may apply.

What Blizzard Authenticator?

Don’t have an Authenticator on your account? Download the free Blizzard Mobile Authenticator application for iOS or Android devices here. Visit the Blizzard Mobile Authenticator FAQ for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you've downloaded the application.

As an additional bonus, when you add an Authenticator to your account, you’ll find the always feisty and fiery Core Hound Pup* in- game pet waiting for you. 

*Core Hound Pup and extra bag slots not available in World of Warcraft Classic.