Call of Duty bans may now apply to all ‘past, present, and future’ games in the series

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Keep in mind, Call of Duty cheaters: Activision has updated their security enforcement policy to state that “excessive or repeated violations” can result in the permanent suspension of all your accounts in each Call of Duty game. – Including those who are not even out yet.

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The term of the harshest possible punishment a . came through Status Update on RicochetActivision, the new kernel mode anti-cheat system, came out in October. A kernel-level driver won’t arrive until the December rollout of Warzone’s new Pacific Map, but the server-side update goes live on November 5th with the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

“All of our anti-cheat efforts are focused on fighting unfair play and protecting the player experience,” the update said. “Launching server updates as part of the Ricochet Anti-Cheat System is the first step in our new anti-cheat security initiative and we’re working hard to make things as frustrating as possible for fraudsters.”


Ahead of the launch of the kernel-level driver, Activision said that it has started rolling out Banwaves more often than before. It also warned that fraudsters who insist on pushing their luck could find themselves out of luck.

“Excessive or repeated violations of the security policy – ​​such as in-game cheating – may result in the permanent suspension of all accounts,” Activision said. “Additionally, any attempt to hide, disguise, or obscure your identity or the identity of your hardware devices may also result in permanent suspension.”

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“Permanent suspensions for security breaches can now apply to the broader franchise, including Call of Duty: Vanguard as well as any past, present and future titles in the Call of Duty franchise.”

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Complete Vanguard Security and Enforcement Policy Defines an “extreme” violation of the policy as “one in which a player causes harm to other players or organizes large groups of players to commit additional offenses,” while more specific offenses that can lead to a permanent ban. They involve spoofing and trying. bypassing security measures.

A lifetime, cross-game ban can be difficult to enforce. Activision uses hardware bans against “repeat” cheaters, which use a unique ID associated with PC components, to target a cheater’s system rather than their personal account. These are difficult but not impossible—many popular fraud programs, for example, damage your machine’s hardware while it’s running, so the hardware restriction imposed doesn’t actually affect your machine. The new Trusted Platform Module 2.0 standard in Windows 11 may make it easier to enforce such restrictions, however: Riot, for example, recently began requiring both TPM and Secure Boot for Valorant Play on Windows 11.

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