How to appeal a Call of Duty ban

Hamza Khalid
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Appealing a ban in Call of Duty games can be a complicated process, but if you believe you have been banned unfairly, there are some steps you can take to appeal the decision. Here is a guide on how to do it.

There is no doubt that developers have put a lot of effort into combating cheaters. However, they always find ways to bypass the anti-cheat system and disrupt the gameplay experience for legit players.

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In the wave of bans, it’s possible for legit players to be mistakenly caught. If you believe you have been unfairly banned, here are the steps you should follow to appeal and, after a verification process, regain access to playing Call of Duty.

How to appeal a ban in Call of Duty

Call of Duty titles feature a system that lets you appeal a ban, and this may help you get back into the game if you’ve been wrongfully removed. We’ll go over how you can get this done quickly.

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Here’s how to appeal a ban on any Call of Duty title:

  1. Visit the Activision support site
  2. Enter your details and log in
  3. Click Agree and scroll down to support options
  4. Select the correct game, platform, and topic
  5. Click “I’m having a problem that’s not listed
  6. Select submit a ticket to type up a support email
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Battle Royale is one of the most popular game modes for cheaters.

You can then plead your case and explain why you feel that your account shouldn’t be banned. Activision will go over your request and restore your account if you’ve been banned unfairly.

However, this isn’t guaranteed to work even if you feel your account was banned unfairly, and you can’t appeal your ban when your account is under review. Temporary bans also cannot be appealed, so you’ll just have to hope that the developers let you back in the game.

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If you’re interested, we suggest checking out our other CoD guides:

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About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].