Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is banning players for no reason

It looks like the issue with sudden and unexplained player bans wasn't isolated to early access campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is all go and it's come with its fair share of controversies, as per usual. Case in point, fans are complaining about the PlayStation-exclusive content and the odd, region-locked Burger Town skin. But, while these all feel like nitpicking by fans, there's one issue about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that we shouldn't ignore.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Banning Players No Reason
Modern Warfare 2’s launch woes continue as players report getting falsely banned from the game for cheating.

Apparently, the Modern Warfare 2 launch was less than ideal. To make matters worse, many players reported crashing while playing both the multiple and campaign modes as well as getting banned after for no reason.

It's worth noting that this is an issue that players reported during the early access period of Modern Warfare 2. At the time, players blamed it on an overzealous RICOCHET anti-cheat software. Now, it appears that Activision Blizzard ignored the previous reports.

Players are reporting the strange reasons why Modern Warfare 2 is banning them, such as by simply verifying the game files on Steam in an attempt to fix the crashing.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Banning Players No Reason
We should give Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward the benefit of the doubt until at least the first season is out.

Unfortunately, Activision Blizzard has not released a statement to address the concerns. A lot of players have attempted to reach out to the developers to reverse the ban, only to get an "automated" message that says that the decision is final. Many are fearing that these calls for help will go unheard of forever.

On one hand, the RICOCHET anti-cheat system might not be exclusively to blame for this. It's hard not to believe that some players are cheating and hoping to get the ban reversed by appealing to the public. However, this is not an isolated incident and Activision Blizzard doesn't seem interested in listening to appeals. When you add the bans to the long list of issues that Modern Warfare 2 is facing, such as the game's client crashing after an hour, it becomes clear that Modern Warfare 2 could use some additional work.

Ultimately, the only ones who can answer these concerns are Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Banning Players No Reason
If it's any consolation, these bans and issues aren't stopping players from enjoying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Fingers crossed, Modern Warfare 2 will be in a much healthier, balanced, and playable state once Season 1 and Warzone 2.0 launch on November 16.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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