Activision has been steps to mitigate cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone, and bans will be applied to multiple Call of Duty games. Players who are banned from Warzone–and as we know, this has reached hundreds of thousands of accounts–are also banned from playing Call of Duty: Vanguard. This is recent discovery, since other platforms have finally gotten their hands on the Vanguard beta. It’s unclear if this is limited to the beta.
Raven Software, main developer on Warzone, is implementing hardware bans. In theory, this means those who get banned can’t just make a new account, since the ban is tied to whatever machine they are playing on.
As reported by Eurogamer, there have been many examples of people throughout the internet commenting about these hardware bans. CharlieIntel also reported that Warzone bans also apply to Vanguard, no matter if it’s a hardware or an account ban.
Activision hasn’t released any official statement yet, but the wider ban program has been expected. The company previously released a video showing how serious they are about these bans, in an effort to encourage people to play fairly.