We’re not entirely sure what’s going on with Call of Duty: Ghosts, but it seems that many PS3 and PS4 players have been banned for unclear reasons, and some feel they didn’t do anything wrong.
One user went to the Call of Duty forums to explain his situation. According to tcsdaniels, who plays Ghosts with his son, their console was permanently banned, and neither of them ever knowingly did anything against the rules.
He believes they and other users wounded up in hacked game lobbies without realizing it, and Activision banned them as a result. The only thing they noticed while playing was that they “were losing a lot more than normal,” but since neither of them is a skilled Call of Duty player, they didn’t think much of it.
A user on Reddit has a similar story. User wuzzup claims to not even know how to cheat or use glitches, but so far the only reply from Activision is generic:
“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.
All bans are final and will not be reverse. Nor do we provide any additional information or specifics in regards to the ban.”
Other users have also received permanent bans and are questioning why. While there have been some reports of these bans being lifted, many users are still having problems, to the point where a petition was formed to ask Activision to change its policy so that banned players will always be able to find out what got them in trouble.
It’s a terrible feeling to be banned from a game for something you didn’t do, especially when you aren’t even sure what you’re accused of. We’ll keep you updated on the situation.