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Re: Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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When I tried to log in to the autolog in the game, it gives me the error Password is Invalid. I know this issue is because I had changed my password earlier. So 2 possible solutions are either I change back to my previous password which is not possible as it was only lowercase and now passwords require to have atleast one uppercase letter. The next solution is to delete the saved data and lose all the career progress made which I don't want to do as its a quite tough game and I've already completed 60% of my career.

 

So please if anybody else has another good solution, so please help me.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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Hi @suhailshangari,

 

If you get the message that your password is invalid then I'm afraid that the only thing we can do is change the password again. I suggest trying that a couple of times as it could be that you made a typo.

--Tom

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Re: Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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Hi @suhailshangari,

 

If you get the message that your password is invalid then I'm afraid that the only thing we can do is change the password again. I suggest trying that a couple of times as it could be that you made a typo.

--Tom

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Re: Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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Got the exactly same problem, can't change the password back because the new combination limit so that I can't go back and change the password in-game like other articles were saying... it is still annoying after years.

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The situation is now worse. If you bought the Limited Edition, and decide to start with a new game or new save or any save made prior to logging in for the first time, the Limited Edition content will no longer get unlocked due to a problem with the Origin server that started about a year ago. It affects other games as well. Rather than fix the problem, Origin simply stopped selling the Limited Edition of Shift 2 Unleashed, but that means that existing players that bought the Limited Edition may no longer have access to the content they paid for, unless they backed up a save with the Limited Edition content. In my case, I also have Dr Pepper Camaro, from a promotion, and it also can no longer be unlocked.

 

I have a set of saves made before ever logging in, and a set of saves including the Limited Edition content made after logging in, but the password for those saves is all lower case, and apparently there's no work around. When I start the game, auto-login just displays "invalid password", and doesn't provide any option to enter a new password. This password problem appears to also be a Origin problem that started around 2012, as there were no game updates, so it's unlikely to be a game issue.

 

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Re: Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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That's not possible since the rules ofr passwords have changed, so going back to the old passwords is 100% impossible. Does that mean i can't play my game anymore, or gotta loose all my data ? What's EA going to do about that ?

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The same problem with invalid password.
How to change it in the game?

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Re: Shift 2 Unleashed: Password is Invalid

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The same problem with invalid password. How to change it in the game?

 

It can't be changed from within the game. This was due to a change made on the EA server back in April 2011 or earlier. It wasn't that much of an issue back then because EA hadn't change the requirements for passwords to include stuff like mixed case letters, so a player could change their EA account password to match the Shift 2 password. A few years later, EA or possibly Origin changed the password rules, without any announcement of the pending change, and now players like me that had used all lower case passwords can't change the EA account password back, so now there is no way to log in with a save that has a password that doesn't meet the new rules.

 

As posted earlier, the situation is now worse. If you start over with a new save, and log in, you no longer get Limited Edition content, even though you paid for that content. The loss of Limited Edition content and promotional content like the Dr Pepper Camaro occurred around March 2018. It's been about a year since this problem was reported and it is still not fixed.

 

 

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