Screenshots circulating on various forums and social media purportedly show that players who are banned from Warzone receive a “connection failed” message when trying to log into Vanguard‘s beta. “You have been permanently banned from playing on the Call of Duty Vanguard servers,” the message continues.
The reliable folks over at Charlie INTEL independently verified this, and confirmed the reports.
If you are currently banned in Call of Duty: Warzone - including hardware or account banned - you are banned from playing Call of Duty: Vanguard.— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) September 16, 2021
For those in the cheats Discords/forums etc. asking why, I think it's pretty obvious why. But thought I'd let you know.
Good one, Sledgehammer Games!
While this little anti-cheat measure isn’t entirely foolproof, it does make creating new accounts significantly harder because it bans hardware tied to the offending account.
Activision has not yet commented on this report or confirmed anything officially, and it’s this very silence that’s evidently making banned players angry.
“I am shadow banned on Vanguard because I am permanent banned on Modern Warfare and Warzone,” complained Twitter user owais. “And I might get permanent ban on it just like a guy that I know, so I just spent 60 Euros to get shadow banned on a fresh game, at least tell people that that’s the case, such a bullshit!!”
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