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News video games 31 October 2022, 16:25

Thousands of Players Get Fake Bans in Modern Warfare 2

Since the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, thousands of players have reported problems with unjustified bans in multiplayer mode.

The release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was certainly loud and fruitful - Infinity Ward's game hit the top five on Steam in terms of the number of concurrent users. However, the debut of the new installment of CoD is not proceeding in complete peace. In addition to numerous bugs, players have to reckon with... unfair bans.

Ban for nothing

On forums dedicated to MW2 hundreds of people complain about unjustified bans from the game. On websites like Reddit, a sizable portion of posts are precisely voices of discontent aimed at Activision.

Upset players who decided to write to the support department about the revocation of the ban, received only a laconic response, from which they learned that their appeal was rejected because they used "unauthorized software" and "tampered with game files.".

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This is what Activision's explanations look like. Source:

It seems unlikely that these serial bans are legitimate, otherwise it would be hard to imagine such a massive negative reaction from the community.

Where is the source of the problem?

The situation was also reported by a well-known industry insider - Tom Henderson, who noted the similarity of the current wave of fake bans in Call of Duty to a similar action that took place in January this year, when many players of Battlefield 2042 were also unfairly excluded from the game.

According to Henderson, the source of the problem could be RGB software (which controls the backlighting of the PC and accessories) or hardware optimization programs - such as Logitech G Hub.

At this point there is no clear answer to the question "how to avoid a ban in Modern Warfare 2"; as it turns out, being fair in this case is not enough. The developers have not issued an official position for now.

Michal Ciezadlik

Michal Ciezadlik

Joined in December 2020 and has remained loyal to the Newsroom ever since, although he also collaborated with Friendly Fire, where he covered TikTok. A semi-professional musician, whose interest began already in childhood. He is studying journalism and took his first steps in radio, but didn't stay there for long. Prefers multiplayer; he has spent over 1100 hours in CS:GO and probably twice as much in League of Legends. Nevertheless, won't decline a good, single-player game either.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II