Activision has recently taken steps to ensure a safer environment for players in the Call of Duty franchise. The company released a new code of conduct earlier this week, which every player will have to agree to before playing Modern Warfare 2.
In addition to this, Activision revealed it has banned 500,000 players along with forcing 300,000 players to change their usernames. This is one of the most drastic measures Activision has ever taken in terms of reducing toxicity in Call of Duty.
However, the company has also called upon the player base to report any player they find breaking the new code of conduct. While this is a step in the right direction, some fans might find themselves banned unfairly. If this happens to you when playing Call of Duty, you will need to know how to appeal that ban.
How to appeal a Call of Duty ban
Fortunately, there is a direct way of appealing a ban in Call of Duty, similar to how there is an easy way to report a player. Players can follow a series of steps to get Activision’s attention and have them look at your ban to see if it was justified or not. Below, you can see those steps laid out.
- Go to the Ban Appeal page on Activision’s website
- Log into your Activision account that was banned
- Click “Continue” and then click “Agree”
- Pick your platform and the game you were banned on
- Submit a ticket that explains why you feel the ban should be overturned
Bans will only be overturned if Activision determines the infraction was not justified. It does not matter who was playing on your account when the bannable incident took place. Also, if you’re only temporarily banned or if your account is under review, your ban cannot be appealed.
If Activision’s review reveals your ban shouldn’t have occurred, your account will be restored. However, if they choose to not overturn the ban, there’s nothing more players can do from that point. We should note, that just because you submit an appeal doesn’t mean your ban will be overturned. There’s a good chance your ban will be upheld, so prepare for that reality.
About the Author
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.