Word has been buzzing that a large amount of Call of Duty: Ghosts players, mainly PS3 and PS4 players, have been targets of a permanent ban.
It seems that most people that are banned was due to exploiting, cheating, boosting, and maybe even offensive language. But what about those that didn’t hack? There are quite some people who are declaring their innocence by saying their ban was a mistake.
You can head over to the Call of Duty: Ghosts forums to see the many gamers who were banned, clarifying their situation in a long post. An individual that goes by the username ‘tcsdaniels’ says,
“After a bit of research and reviewing the past week or so of the games my son and I played, we believe the innocent players that did not either back out of a hacked lobby (due to not knowing) or were automatically placed into one are getting banned,” “My son and I are clueless when it comes to most of it. Over the last week we did come to an agreement that we were losing a lot more than normal but we just contributed that to the assumption we were just getting placed with better people. We are more often then not the lowest scoring people every round we play and that should not be a reason to ban people and their console’s.”
A Reddit user that goes by ‘wuzzup’ claims:
“I too, have been permanently banned. I play maybe a couple hours/week and have never done anything against the code of conduct,”
Activision even responded to his post saying:
“bans are put in place after an account has been investigated into. Any code of conduct violations WILL result in a ban. The user is responsible for all actions taken on the account.”
You can read the code of conduct in the link here.
A petition has even been started by a guy named Aaron from Dublin, Ireland. He disputes:
“this isn’t about the guilt or innocence of any individual player. This is about a fair, transparent process.”
You can check out his petition in the link here.
It might not be a permanent band after all. Some users have reported that they have got their ban removed. ‘themidnightsociety’ states:
“It seems as if someone has been listening to us because I just checked my account on COD Ghosts and my permanent ban and console ban has been lifted and everything is back to how it was before the ban,”
It must be difficult for Activision to identify who is an authentic exploiter or just someone who showed up in a hacked lobby. Either way, it breaks the code of conduct.
We are awaiting a response from Activision on this matter.
How do you feel about this wave of ban going on? Comment below.