Call of Duty, PUBG players getting bans in Windows 11

Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
By Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
3 Min Read
credit: Polygon

Players of Call of Duty and PUBG receive bans after updating to Windows 11 through the insider program.

Call of Duty, PUBG, and other online shooter players who installed Windows 11 are getting banned randomly from their games. Furthermore, this is due to the game’s anti-cheat system detecting the new OS as a hacking tool. Resulting in the loss of hours of progress and effort.

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This problem became trending in Reddit, with one user issuing a warning regarding playing these games with Windows 11. Apparently, in the case of PUBG, the game detects the new OS as VMware. On the other hand, Activision keeps tabs on players that get randomly banned by BattleEye. Hence, there is a chance that if you’re a victim you might get your account back. But hardly anyone ever gets a ban reversed. The only thing you can do is create a new account as BattleEye does not give out IP bans.

Warzone is infamous for unexplained random bans, after the same complaint rose from other online games were people sure about the reason being Windows 11.

A brand new OS is certainly exciting with all its new features and additions. But right now we advise treading carefully. And not play online games while on Windows 11. Even though some games finally got this issue fixed. Most of the games still suffer from this issue.

Windows 11 is still in the early stages with this preview build. Therefore, it is highly likely that Call of Duty and PUBG players getting bans from Windows 11 will stop in the full build. Moreover, Microsoft has said that it will focus on gaming as it included more gamer-oriented features in Windows 11. Such as built-in Game Pass app, Auto-HDR, etc. So, there’s no need to panic over this as Microsoft will probably quickly look into this issue.

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Mahirul Alam Chowdhury is a writer and HR Manager at GameRiv.