Call of Duty: Warzone has a deception problem. Activision has banned literally hundreds of thousands of accounts since 2020, but that doesn't usually stop a cheater for long: Warzone is free to play, so when a cheater is banned, it's easy to create a new account and get back to business.
Activision said during the official launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard last week that a new anti-cheating system for Warzone is up and running and is expected to be launched later this year when the new one is released. Warzone's map, but as we've pointed out at the moment, it can't arrive soon enough: the game's enthusiasm seems to be dropping, at least in part because of Activision's rampant deception and inability — so far, of all ways— put a significant problem in the problem.
The wheels may activate this process faster than we expected: a Tiktok user named rushman360 said in a video posted earlier this month that his hardware has been banned, meaning Activision has locked the machine out of the game, regardless of the account you use. . You can no longer access any of your accounts, or even create new ones.
“All my accounts are banned,” they said. "Everyone, without me playing with it myself. Reproducing new accounts is forbidden, so the hardware forbade me shit."
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Activision actually confirmed earlier this year, it uses hardware bans "against repeated or serial cheating", but they are not always effective. The hardware ban is geared towards the system in which you play instead of individual accounts, which, as we explained in April, is difficult [but not impossible] to move. Some scam programs falsify your hardware ID while running, so if you have a hardware ban, it's not really your hardware that gets the best deal.
This may be what happened here: seconds Charlie Intel, the cheating site used by rushman360 may not have successfully launched its hardware spoofer, resulting in an effective hardware ban. Rushman360's "guarantee" that "there are no more traps in the war zone" is almost certainly exaggerated, especially because there doesn't seem to be a sudden rise in reports of a ban on the war zone subreddit, but that too it could be an indicator that Activision is in fact getting control of the cheating situation.
Predictably, Activision played everything close to the vest and did not confirm or deny the report of effective hardware bans. “We continue to target repeat offenders, as we said earlier,” a spokesman said in a statement. "We are evolving our programs to ensure that repeat offenders do not re-enter the war zone."
Interestingly, a report last week also claimed that Warzone account sellers were running out of stock thanks to stricter security restrictions that have hampered account theft and resale.