Question for Call of Duty

Guest asks: Added Dec 21st 2010, ID #176734

Question for Call of Duty

why does it say verifying cd key when i want to play multiplayer? and get
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tbug2007 answered: Added 22nd Dec 2010, ID #374753
I don't have a definite answer, but I think I have an idea.

As we know, pirating software and games is very common. People do it all the time. One way they can be lessened (Not stopped though) is by restricting certain areas of the game if they don't have the actual CD and a real key. Call of Duty online is huge. People wouldn't be happy if it was blocked.

Most of the time, when you download a game illegally you don't need the CD. By requiring a CD to play online there would be more legitimate copies of the game.

So my best guess is it's just a safeguard against people who illegally downloaded the game.

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