Since its release, Call of Duty: Warzone has been plagued by cheaters and hackers, however, the developers have implemented the “Shadow Ban” system to resolve the issue.
In this guide, we have explained everything about the shadow ban in CoD Warzone.
The shadow ban is a generic practice that does not only affect Warzone, nor video games in general. In social networks, for example, it is a method to implicitly limit the visibility of a user.
In the case of a video game like the one at hand, the practice leads developers to limit the activity of players affected in another way. It is closely related to hackers and cheaters, but what happens when one of these restrictions drops if you have not done anything wrong? We tell you.
What is the Shadow Ban in Warzone
In the case of Call of Duty Warzone, the shadow ban does not manifest itself explicitly either. They do not tell you that you have been banned or notice it unless you are aware of how it works. You can continue playing, but the rooms you can access to play are different from the common ones.
In these rooms, you will only find other players who have also been banned in this way. This is a method used by many developers to “punish” those who have bad practices, such as cheaters or hackers. Now, that sometimes they are wrong and they can put in the sack whoever does not touch.
How to Know You are Shadow Banned in Warzone
Certain clues tell you that you are where you should not be:
– The waiting time: When you start a game you have to wait for more. This is because there are fewer players and the system has a hard time bringing you together. It may be due to some incident in your connection, but it is the first symptom
– Your ping: It is known that when you get a shadow ban your ping goes up to 300. If your connection looks good and something like this happens to you, raise your eyebrow
– Start to smell like a cheater: The best evidence is that you only rub shoulders with cheaters in your games. No, do not try to justify your lack of aim by claiming that the opponents are hackers; we are talking about solid evidence that other players cheat galore
How to Fix Shadow Ban in CoD Warzone
Usually, if you have been shadow banned in CoD Warzone accidentally, it gets lifted after a week or two. Sometimes Activision’s detection system gets it wrong. If you are sure that this has been the case and more than two weeks go by without the restriction being lifted, then you can contact and request Activision to unban your account. On the other hand, if you have cheated in the game, your ban won’t be lifted and in that case, the situation can become worse. But, if you are genuine and innocent, you no need to worry, and do not hesitate to contact the Activision team.
That’s everything you need to know about the shadow ban in CoD Warzone.
Also check – How to fix CoD Warzone strange flashing screen bug.