Call of Duty: Warzone is doing so well that it has exceeded the 60 million player mark worldwide. Battle Royale, published for free from the Activision Store, puts 150 players on a huge map to fight for the title of champion. As with all online games, if you step out of line you risk getting banned. That’s why we’re going to show you everything you should do if you don’t want to get a ban.
Activision has put very strict guidelines in place to try to keep the game as friendly and competitive as possible. Take a look at some of the rules and suggestions below to keep your account healthy and free from CoD Warzone.
1. Cheaters and mods are not welcome in CoD Warzone!
Use of third-party tools that modify Call of Duty Warzone to gain an improper advantage, as well as tampering with data and status or game files, is subject to penalties and prohibitions. Among the examples of prohibited tools, Activision lists the following:
- Sports shoes
- Status hacks
- Texture modifications
- Leaderboard hacks
- Strange or game-changing code injectors on hard drive and memory
The penalty for the first breach is a permanent suspension of your right to play online (i.e., banned!), As well as resetting all of your weapons and customizations. It is also blocked for online rankings.
Changes to the consoles are also not allowed and go through the same punishment scheme. Likewise, any attempt to decompile the code and reverse engineer CoD Warzone will result in a nice ban.
2. piracy? You can’t, little friend!
Although CoD Warzone is free, it’s in the same app as the Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered campaign. And a lot of people are trying to hack the campaign. If you try to do this, note that you will face the same penalties as in the previous thread, including a nice lock on your Warzone account.
For illegally acquired items (such as skins and weapons), the first occurrence penalty is a temporary account freeze. Repeated attempts result in a ban. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
3. Do not try your luck with modified hardware
Call of Duty Warzone also doesn’t like hardware that is modified to give itself an advantage. That includes controls, and especially those devices that are purposely disrupting the network like IP flooders and lag switches, which are designed to give terrible server performance to anyone, and you have the edge.
Due to the difficulty of detecting this hardware, the initial penalty is small, with a temporary suspension of the right to play online and resetting any data we have already listed. Well, if the citizen insists on the mistake … It is certainly a prohibition, permanent and without the right to cry!
4. Don’t sell your expert services online
Playing Warzone with this backpack friend is no problem. The problem is forming parties to push the crowd and gain XP, prestige, and inappropriate scores (usually in the form of a paid service, which is very common in other competitive games). This practice is called boosting.
The initial suspension is temporary, like a warning, accompanied by resets of your account, equipment and points balance. If you continue to boost you will be banned from the game and the highscore tables forever.
Imagine encountering a bug that gives you a huge advantage in the game, such as diving to the ground, becoming invisible and managing to kill all opponents undetected. This practice is known as glitching when it is intentionally performed on game servers.
The first penalty is a light suspension, while relapse results in a permanent suspension, applying all of the rules above.
6. Grief, toxicity, and other offensive behavior
Finally, we come to one of the most common practices in modern online gaming: abusive behavior and toxicity. Call of Duty has semi-open communications so you can hear your enemies cursing when they die or are sent to the gulag.
You can hear your enemies cursing as they die or are sent to the gulag.
Don’t fight back, it is very easy for a frustrated loser to report your account. Just open the menu and press X to report a player. And there is a high likelihood that that person’s behavior will be analyzed by the Activision team, resulting in a suspension or suspension. According to the company, these are the proposed penalties for abusive or toxic behavior in CoD Warzone:
- First offense: temporary suspension
- Second violation: temporary suspension and removal of usage rights for in-game parties
- Repeated or extreme violations: Permanent suspension of the account with all other consequences associated with it.
How do I know if I’ve been banned?
Call of Duty Warzone’s ban policy is so aggressive that many users of the game have reported that they were banned “for free” for not using any hacking programs or anything like that. Many of these cases are reviewed by the company and the accounts are released a few days later.
More serious cases will receive formal notifications regarding account suspension. But there is something called Shadow Ban in Warzone. This is a kind of silent lock where you can normally access the game and menus but get stuck in pinging searching for matches for more than 150ms.
This is a kind of silent exile.
There is no justification for you and your account can stay that way for a few days. Some users have reported that it was after a kill that annoyed the opponent, others just have no idea why.
In this case, it is best to contact you directly through Activision Support and request the opening of a ticket with a request to review the suspension / correction on the account.