Modern Warfare

03 Feb 2021

Why Have I Been Banned From Modern Warfare?

Activision, the publisher of the Call of Duty franchise, has swung its almighty ban hammer once again, delivering 60,000 fresh bans on Warzone players that were caught using cheats to give them an unfair advantage within the game.

Despite Activision implementing an innovative level progression system across Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare, the latter has been somewhat forgotten as the focus has firmly switched to the battle royale and the most recent instalment in the franchise.

 Although the most recent wave of bans had a focus on the popular battle royale title, some players attempting to log into Modern Warfare have also found themselves on the receiving end of a permanent ban.

Although some didn’t break any rules or weren’t cheating, their accounts have still been struck with a ban. But what are the reasons why?

Unlawful Bans

Modern Warfare permanent ban

It is possible that Activision’s more thorough anti-cheat measures may have accidentally banned players that did nothing wrong.

It wouldn’t be the first time that the publisher has performed unlawful bans on several members of the community.

In July 2020, the publisher began to unban accounts that were wrongfully banned during a wave of bans intended on combatting the long-standing issue of cheating within the game.

After Activision unveiled that it had issued 60,000 bans in a 24-hour period on February 2nd, there is a chance that some of the players included in the ban wave were completely innocent of any wrongdoing.

How To Get Unbanned

For those that feel like their ban hasn’t been justified and want to get their account back, there are no solutions that will give you the ability to retrieve your account.

Contacting Activision Support is a good place to determine the reasoning behind the ban, but they don’t have the ability to overturn any bans that have been distributed.

If you still feel like the ban was issued without a valid reason, keep hold of the login details as the ban may be overturned in the not-too-distant future.